The Meatwave: Barbecue & Grilling Recipes, Reviews, Tips, and Tricks

Tue Mar 6, 2018

Sauced: 17th Street Little Kick

Posted by

17th Street Little Kick

Sauce Stats

Name
17th Street Barbecue Sauce: Little Kick
Produced by
Cost
$18 for 3 18oz bottles at 17th Street Barbecue
Ingredients
Ketchup, Mustard, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Canola Oil, Worcestershire Sauce, Lemon Juice, Water, Natural Spices
Color
Rusty Orange
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
More Sauce Reviews

A blending of mustard, ketchup, and vinegar come together in a strong and harmonious balance that's equally unique and delicious.

Thu Mar 1, 2018

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Posted by

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

I've always been an all things parm lover, but then again, who isn't? Bread and fried something, top it with marinara and cheese, and cook until hot and melty...what's not to love? My lifelong go-to has been chicken parm (aka: chicky chicky parm parm) but I've been drawn more and more to eggplant parm in recent years. The reasons being are that eggplant makes a gut busting dish just slightly lighter, the somewhat flavorless fruit lets the sauce and cheese shine even more, and that creamy eggplant texture is really just fantastic. So when I had an Italian-themed Meatwave happening and was looking for dishes that could easily feed a crowd, eggplant parm was top of mind, and the results didn't disappoint.

Read more and get recipe >>

Thu Feb 22, 2018

Char Siu Tofu Buns

Posted by

Char Siu Tofu Buns

I was pretty excited for the char siu pork belly buns I decided to make at a Meatwave this past season, but felt a little bad that the item I was looking forward to the most couldn't be enjoyed by about a third of my guests since they were vegetarians. Not wanting to leave anyone out of a centerpiece dish for the day, I decided to make the exact same buns, expect sub out the slow smoked char siu pork belly in exchange for marinated and grilled char siu tofu, and while on the surface the recipes are fairly similar, the final outcome of the vegetarian option was pretty different and unique.

Read more and get recipe >>

Tue Feb 20, 2018

Sauced: Slap's BBQ Slap Sauce

Posted by

Slap's BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Slap Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6.99 for 16.5oz at The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Cane Sugar, Water, Molasses, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Vinegar, Salt, Spices, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Caramel Coloring, Tamarind Concentrate
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
More Sauce Reviews

This KC and competition style sauce does sweet right—with layers of sugars balanced by vinegar, tomato, and a simple, yet effective, mix of spices.

Thu Feb 15, 2018

Char Siu Pork Belly Buns

Posted by

Char Siu Pork Belly Buns

Pork belly buns have become a theme for me over the past few years. The first ones I did used a sous vide and grilling double cooking method, then I started going for straight up smoked pork belly and had some pretty fantastic results doing them both in Texas- and burnt ends-style. Since you can never have too much of a good thing, I just kept rolling with my belly buns and have now a fourth incarnation to share, this time doing them up with a char siu sauce.

Read more and get recipe >>