The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2015 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Sauced: Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/kraft-original-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 4 out of 10

Relying too heavily on sugar is this sauce's downfall, whose redemptive vinegar and spice gets drowned out completely by sweetness after being cooked.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/kraft-original-barbecue-sauce-review
8 Awesome Hot Dog Variations http://www.meatwave.com/blog/8-best-hot-dog-topping-ideas Joshua Bousel Hot Dogs

Ketchup, mustard, relish: classic hot dog toppings, right? Yeah sure, but is anyone going to really give you props for that? If you really want to be a hero of the grill, it's time to step up your hot dog game and I have eight awesome topping ideas to help you do just that.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 10:50:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Sausage Beef http://www.meatwave.com/blog/8-best-hot-dog-topping-ideas
How to Grill Hot Dogs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/the-best-way-to-cook-juicy-hot-dogs-on-the-grill Joshua Bousel Hot Dogs

There's rarely a day in the summer when there aren't hot dogs in my refrigerator. No matter what fancy thing I may be grilling, they're always a welcome fallback for when a recipe goes wrong or I have guests over and need a little extra meat to throw on the grill.

On one level, cooking them is a somewhat foolproof process—they come precooked and their high fat content helps keep them moist even after they've been on the grill a little too long. But on another, there's definitely a difference between a good grilled hot dog and great one. Although it may sound a little counterintuitive, there are tricks to grilling these emulsified sausages that can make them the best they can be.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Meat Tips Grilling Sausage Beef http://www.meatwave.com/blog/the-best-way-to-cook-juicy-hot-dogs-on-the-grill
Sauced: Yuengling Bacon Flavored Barbecue Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/yuengling-bacon-flavored-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Yuengling Bacon Barbecue Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 3 out of 10

A standard mixture of barbecue flavors is taken down a notch with an artificial bacon undertone that clouds this sauce's potential.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/yuengling-bacon-flavored-barbecue-sauce-review
Grilled Jalapeño-Marinated Steak Sandwiches With Charred Onions and Cotija Mayo http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-jalapeno-marinated-steak-sandwiches-with-charred-onions-and-cotija-mayo-recipe Joshua Bousel Jalapeño Hanger Steak Sandwich

Everyone rejoice, Cinco de Mayo is here! In terms of eating holidays, this is my all time favorite due to the fact that I use it as an excuse to combine my love of all things Tex-Mex with my passion for grilling. It was that dynamic duo that led me to create this grilled jalapeño-marinated steak sandwich with charred onions and cotija mayo, which also just so happened to be one of the best sandwiches I have made to date.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Steak Beef Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-jalapeno-marinated-steak-sandwiches-with-charred-onions-and-cotija-mayo-recipe
Cilantro-and-Lime Marinated Chicken Fajita Kebabs http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-cilantro-and-lime-marinated-chicken-fajita-kebabs-recipe Joshua Bousel Chicken Fajita Kebabs

I was never a chicken fajita type a guy—why settle for comparatively flavorless and dry chicken when you can have juicy, tender, and beefy skirt steak, a king among cuts. I held onto that unwavering opinion for a long time, until one day a few years I devised a marinade for chicken fajitas so delicious that I not only found myself enjoying them, I actually endorsed it as a recipe you really need to make. Even though I've remained steadfast in my use of beef for fajitas since then, there's been a lingering desire to make those chicken fajitas again. As I was working on a whole slew of skewers last summer, I thought why not give myself my fix, and threw a chicken fajita skewer into the menu line up with my other lamb, beef, and chicken creations.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Mexican Grilling Recipes Skewers Kebabs Chicken http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-cilantro-and-lime-marinated-chicken-fajita-kebabs-recipe
Sauced: Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful http://www.meatwave.com/blog/jim-quessenberrys-sauce-beautiful-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful

Meatwave Rating: 8 out of 10

Jim Quessenberry's Sauce Beautiful strikes a great balance between tangy and sweet with a bright and fresh tomato flavor that gets an earthy and spicy depth from a plethora of spices.

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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/jim-quessenberrys-sauce-beautiful-barbecue-sauce-review
Grilled Queso Panela with Roasted Tomatillo and Poblano Salsa http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-mexican-queso-panela-with-roasted-tomatillo-and-poblano-salsa-recipe Joshua Bousel Queso Panela

Yes, you can grill cheese. I'm not talking about cheese between two slices of bread—also grillable—but bare slices of cheese thrown directly over the flames. Longtime readers of this blog probably already know this thanks to my obsession by one of the greatest cheeses of all time—halloumi. Halloumi is a very firm, salty goat and sheep's milk cheese from Cyprus that's a bit too hard when it's cold, but turns wonderfully creamy and squeaky when grilled or pan-fried. While I'll probably always advocate for halloumi as the best grilling cheese, it doesn't have a monopoly on the genre, and I tried out a whole host of others last summer including this queso panela that I served with a roasted tomato and poblano salsa.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Mexican Cheese Grilling Recipes Vegetarian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-mexican-queso-panela-with-roasted-tomatillo-and-poblano-salsa-recipe
Carne Enchilada Torta http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-spicy-pork-carne-enchilada-torta-mexican-sandwich Joshua Bousel Carne Enchilada Torta

A while back, my buddy James invited me to help him eat through almost every torta at Tortas Neza in Corona, Queens for a video he was making. I had read odes to the overstuffed tortas made by Galdino Molinero out of his truck that resides under the elevated 7 train at the corner of Roosevelt and 111th, but never tried them, so was only too happy to oblige. There wasn't a low point in the 10 or so sandwiches we ate that day, but a few really haunted my dreams like Tortas Monarcas (carnitas) and Tortas Regias (carne enchilada). The later stuck with me due its profoundly spicy meat that was at the same time crisp and tender, having a saucy, caramelized, and charred exterior that coated slices of pork that were nice and juicy. It was something I wished I could have in my life more often, so attempted a version of it at my grill.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Pork Mexican Recipes Grilling Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-spicy-pork-carne-enchilada-torta-mexican-sandwich
Sauced: Soldier Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/soldier-bbq-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Soldier Sauce

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

A sauce for a cause, Soldier Sauce gives by donating a percentage of each sale to a non-profit that helps military families adjust back into the community after service. Luckily, you get a pretty great sauce to go along with doing good.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/soldier-bbq-sauce-review