The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2016 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Barbecue Beans http://www.meatwave.com/blog/how-to-make-the-best-barbecue-beans-from-scratch-recipe Joshua Bousel Barbecue Beans

Barbecue beans have been a staple at The Meatwave pretty much since its inception. Since then, I've relied on two recipes to serve me well throughout the years—Alton Brown's Once and Future Bean and Mike Mills' Tangy Pit Beans. The recipes are radically different, one begins with dried beans and requires almost a day from start to finish, while the other utilizes canned beans and can be completed in just over an hour. Both have their own unique qualities, and while either recipe stands up against almost every side of beans I've gotten in a barbecue joint, neither really represents my most ideal barbecue bean. So how to solve that? Make my own recipe!

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Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Recipes Sides http://www.meatwave.com/blog/how-to-make-the-best-barbecue-beans-from-scratch-recipe
Meat Your Match http://www.meatwave.com/blog/meat-your-match Joshua Bousel Meat Your Match

It felt weird putting a Meatwave on the schedule for mid-November—in New York the season was pretty much always brought to a halt halfway through October due to the fall chill, but I was hopeful that North Carolina would do me right and produce one more 60°F day to allow me to put a nice cap on 2016. Luckily I was not disappointed and got a beautiful sunny and warm, albeit windy, afternoon where I was able to host my friends one last time this year, serving up a menu full of Indian-inspired meats and more at Meat Your Match.

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Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com/blog/meat-your-match
Galbi (Korean Grilled Short Ribs) http://www.meatwave.com/blog/galbi-korean-grilled-short-ribs-recipe Joshua Bousel Galbi

I used to think beef short ribs were reserved for the likes of smoking and braising only in order to render them tender and edible. Then one day I tried grilling short ribs like a steak and my perception of this super beefy, delicious cut was forever changed. Those short rib "steaks" were some of the best beef to come off my grill—intensely flavored with a pleasant chew akin to a perfectly medium-rare New York strip. It took me years to stumble upon this revelation, but Koreans have long been on the grilled short rib train with their version—galbi.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Asian Korean Beef http://www.meatwave.com/blog/galbi-korean-grilled-short-ribs-recipe
Sauced: Heinz Texas BBQ Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/heinz-texas-style-bold-and-style-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Heinz Texas BBQ Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 4 out of 10

This sauce makes good on its bold promise, but that comes at the expense of a balance between some of the other more nuanced flavors that don't get a chance to make their mark.

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/heinz-texas-style-bold-and-style-bbq-sauce-review
Smoked Turkey Stuffed Potato Skins http://www.meatwave.com/blog/potato-skins-with-smoked-turkey-recipe Joshua Bousel Smoked Turkey Potato Skins

I'll wager a good bet that come next Friday, you'll have a whole mess of turkey leftovers you need to find something to do with. I personally can usually only handle reheated plain turkey once—let's face it, it's never as good reheated and there are only so many sub-standard meals I can willing prepare for myself. That leaves me finding ways to reuse those leftovers in forms that are more exciting and delicious, such as in sandwiches, salads, and the like. While it wasn't a Thanksgiving bird, I did find myself with a generous amount of leftover Texas-style smoked turkey a few weeks ago, and I really don't think I could have put it to better use than in these smoked turkey stuffed potato skins.

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Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Appetizers Vegetables Turkey http://www.meatwave.com/blog/potato-skins-with-smoked-turkey-recipe
Sauced: Joe Joe's Hog Shack Carolina Sauce & Giveaway http://www.meatwave.com/blog/joe-joes-hog-shack-carolina-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Joe Joe's Hog Shack Carolina Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 5 out of 10

A base of sweet tomato gives this vinegar sauce a balance that lessens the extreme tartness and heat that defines the average Carolina-style sauce.

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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/joe-joes-hog-shack-carolina-barbecue-sauce-review
Crisp Roasted New Potatoes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crisp-grill-roasted-new-potatoes-recipe Joshua Bousel Crisp Grill-Roasted New Potatoes

I'm a visual person, so it takes a photo to really draw me into a recipe—it's rare for me to be compelled by a book or article lacking an accompanying glamour shot of the finished dish. It's an image that usually sticks in my brain, and while this recipe on Serious Eats of crispy roasted new potatoes was posted a couple years ago, the intoxicating photo of intensely wrinkled little potatoes never left my mind after I first saw it. So it might have taken me a while to finally get to cooking it, but without that photo, I likely would have never tried this excellent method for making potatoes.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Vegetables Vegetarian Sides http://www.meatwave.com/blog/crisp-grill-roasted-new-potatoes-recipe
Meateorology http://www.meatwave.com/blog/meateorology Joshua Bousel Meateorology

I notoriously hate leftovers. I always feel bad tossing any remaining morsels from a meal or Meatwave, but the reality is I save them in a guise of not being wasteful, but I know they're just going to sit in my fridge for a week until I deem them too old for consumption, at which point they ultimately get the boot. So it's a little odd that I architected my last Meatwave to result in an abundance of leftovers, but I had good plans for all those smoked meats, forming them into new dishes that even I would be eager to consume, and so was born Meateorology.

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Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com/blog/meateorology
Texas-style Smoked Turkey http://www.meatwave.com/blog/texas-style-salt-and-pepper-smoked-turkey-breast-recipe Joshua Bousel Texas-style Smoked Turkey

You can bet beef ribs and brisket top my list of things to eat each time I'm in Texas, but I've oddly become drawn another meat that's growing more common around smokehouses in the Lone Star state—turkey. Yup, you read that right, my go-to has become a three meat trifecta, leaving to the wayside things like pork ribs and pulled pork, which usually aren't shining stars of Texas barbecue in my opinion. It's the simplicity that works so well with turkey—a mere salt and pepper rub and slow smoke renders a meat juicier and tastier than what often graces my holiday table. So with Thanksgiving on the horizon, I thought now was a fitting time to give Texas-style smoked turkey a try at home.

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Barbecue Recipes Turkey Texas http://www.meatwave.com/blog/texas-style-salt-and-pepper-smoked-turkey-breast-recipe
Sauced: Q Sauce Sa-weet http://www.meatwave.com/blog/q-sauce-sa-weet-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Q Sauce Sa-weet

Meatwave Rating: 9 out of 10

An extremely well balanced play between sweet, fruity, tart, and spicy that exists out of the jar and after being grilled puts Q Sauce Sa-weet in the top ranks of best all-purpose barbecue sauces.

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Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:00:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/q-sauce-sa-weet-barbecue-sauce-review