The Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com Adventures in BBQ and Grilling in NYC (c) 2017 Joshua Bousel, All Rights Reserved en-us Sauced: Kingsford Honey Jalapeño Mesquite http://www.meatwave.com/blog/kingsford-honey-jalapeno-mesquite-barbecue-sauce Joshua Bousel Kingsford Honey Jalapeño Mesquite

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

Kingsford Mesquite delivers on the strong smokiness you would expect from its name, but also brings along a very good balance of sweetness, tang, and heat to form a bold profile that's more balanced and nuanced than the standard supermarket sauce.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/kingsford-honey-jalapeno-mesquite-barbecue-sauce
Marinated Flank Steak Sandwiches with Charred Onions http://www.meatwave.com/blog/marinated-flank-steak-sandwiches-with-charred-onions-recipe Joshua Bousel Steak & Onion Sandwich

I used to have a pretty solid hate relationship with steak sandwiches—more than one too many tough, overly chewy specimens soured me on the genre altogether (except for cheesesteaks, because I could never turn my back on a proper cheesesteak). As I learned to cook, I realized that the folly in steak sandwiches was usually improper cooking or slicing, both things easily correctible when playing on my own turf. So now that I've warmed back up to the steak sandwich, the halls of the Meatwave past is filled with prime examples of how to put together an excellent one, and adding one more to that trove are these marinated flank steak sandwiched with provolone and charred onions.

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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Beef Steak Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/marinated-flank-steak-sandwiches-with-charred-onions-recipe
Chicken Tikka Kati Rolls http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-indian-tandoori-chicken-tikka-kati-rolls-recipe Joshua Bousel Chicken Tikka Kati Roll

Sometimes I wonder if sharing a recipe like these chicken tikka kati rolls is an exercise in futility—would anyone else take the time I did to make two sauces, bread, and tandoori chicken for what is essentially street food? My hope is the answer is yes, and that my choice not to lessen the time or effort to make these Indian rolls, that can be consumed as a snack or meal, results in at least one other person making them as good as they can be, which is how I would describe them after working through the recipe and giving it the Meatwave stamp of approval.

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Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Chicken Indian http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-indian-tandoori-chicken-tikka-kati-rolls-recipe
Sauced: Old Mule Original (Half Kick) http://www.meatwave.com/blog/old-mule-original-half-kick-barbecue-sauce Joshua Bousel Old Mule

Meatwave Rating: 7 out of 10

A hearty amount of Worcestershire sauce gives Old Mule an extra savory and complex flavor whose uniqueness is a boon both on and off the grill.

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Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/old-mule-original-half-kick-barbecue-sauce
Grilled Halloumi Toasts with Watermelon Salad http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-halloumi-toasts-with-watermelon-and-mint-salad-recipe Joshua Bousel Halloumi Toasts with Watermelon Salad

I feel like it's really summer when watermelon starts showing up at most all gatherings. This fruit is specifically designed for outdoor consumption with its dripping juice providing an equally refreshing and frustratingly messy experience that would feel out of place if it weren't enjoyed in the heat a of summer at a picnic or cookout. So to kick off what is now summer using the watermelon barometer, I give you these appropriately light toasts topped with grilled halloumi and dressed with a watermelon and mint salad.

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Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Bread Vegetarian Salad Fruit Cheese http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-halloumi-toasts-with-watermelon-and-mint-salad-recipe
Carne-val 2017 http://www.meatwave.com/blog/carne-val-2017 Joshua Bousel Carne-val 2017

I always look forward to Carne-val—the annual Meatwave celebration of all that is meat—since I use it as an excuse to go all out and smoke up a ton of barbecue. This year it was extra special though because Carne-val fell on Memorial Day, and the collision of two huge grilling events provided an opportunity to really out do myself in every way, and that's exactly what we did when we literally invited the entire neighborhood and then stocked up on 40 pounds of meat to ensure no one would go home hungry.

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Meatwave http://www.meatwave.com/blog/carne-val-2017
MOINK Ball Heroes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-moink-bacon-wrapped-barbecue-meatballs-hero-sandwich-recipe Joshua Bousel MOINK Ball Heroes

So I did the barbecue competition thing, and while it was tons of fun, it was also expensive (unless you're winning a lot), exhausting, and ate into vacation days. I learned a lot in the couple summers I cooked competitively, but ultimately decided to focus my efforts more on home cooking. This year I'm having a hankering to get back into competitions again though. One reason is it'll just be a whole lot easier out of North Carolina—no more dragging smokers down stairs or pulling canopies out of a storage unit—and I also have something I was missing previously, friends who can easily join up for the fun (a lack of cars was a persistent issue in New York). Pondering re-upping in competition brought thoughts MOINK balls back into my mind. These beef meatballs wrapped in bacon are a pitmaster favorite and can be a common snack around competitions, and for all the times I've had them, I realized I had never seen them in sandwich form, so jumped on the idea to create these MOINK ball heroes.

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Beef Meatballs Sandwiches http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-moink-bacon-wrapped-barbecue-meatballs-hero-sandwich-recipe
Sauced: Wildcard Sauces Gold Rush http://www.meatwave.com/blog/wildcard-sauces-gold-rush-barbecue-sauce-review Joshua Bousel Wildcard Sauces Gold Rush

Meatwave Rating: 8 out of 10

Treading familiar sweet and spicy territory, but with flavor components that make it wholly unique, Wildcard Sauces Gold Rush stands out as an excellent all-purpose barbecue sauce choice among a crowded field.

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Tue, 30 May 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Sauced Reviews Sauce http://www.meatwave.com/blog/wildcard-sauces-gold-rush-barbecue-sauce-review
Grilled Hanger Steak with Harissa Butter and Cilantro Pesto http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-hanger-steak-with-harissa-butter-and-cilantro-pesto-recipe Joshua Bousel Hanger Steak with Harissa Butter

You may have noticed an influx of beef on the Meatwave recently and this is by no accident. See, I have a new greatest fear in life—a tick the leaves you allergic to red meat. This has my love for the outdoors and eating meat at odds with each other, and I refuse to cease either activity. So now I live by a mantra to always have the beef so, if I ever do get bitten by that tick, I can never say I regretted not having that burger, steak, or hot dog. The reality is that I likely will never get that meat allergy and I'm likely just bringing myself closer to a more drawn out and painful demise brought on by an onslaught of additional red meat consumption, but at least I'm enjoying the moment and here's a great way to make a good thing better—grilled hanger steak with a double dose of sauces, harissa butter and cilantro pesto.

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Thu, 25 May 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Grilling Recipes Beef Steak http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-hanger-steak-with-harissa-butter-and-cilantro-pesto-recipe
Smoked Beef Barbacoa http://www.meatwave.com/blog/smoked-and-braised-mexican-beef-barbacoa-recipe Joshua Bousel Smoked Beef Barbacoa

I don't really repeat recipes here unless I have a new technique or method that's worth replacing outdated content with. So its with a little hesitancy that I share this recipe for smoked beef barbacoa because in reality, it's the exact same recipe as a lamb barbacoa I made a few years back, just swapping out one protein for another. Still, the results were so good and different enough in flavor that I felt it deserved this second helping.

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Thu, 18 May 2017 10:30:00 EST barbecue bbq grilling foodblogs foodblog nyc new york city meatwave Beef Mexican Barbecue Recipes http://www.meatwave.com/blog/smoked-and-braised-mexican-beef-barbacoa-recipe