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

Thu Sep 19, 2019

BBQ Bacon Burgers

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BBQ Bacon Burgers

I've done a lot of different burger variations on this blog, but realized that I have failed to share my personal all time favorite topping combination. Whether at home or out, when I'm eating a burger, it's most likely to be adorned with the following: cheddar, bacon, fried or grilled onions, and barbecue sauce. It's a mixture that's made up of commonly found toppers, so I can pretty consistently get it almost anywhere I go, and with a burger this tasty, that's a really great thing.

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Tue Sep 17, 2019

Sauced: Weber Honey BBQ Sauce

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Weber Honey BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Weber Sweet & Thick Honey BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Appx $4.49 at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Food Starch-Modified, Molasses, Honey, Caramel Color, Spices, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Onion, Red Pepper, Garlic
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
510
out of 10
Middle of the Road
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Weber Honey delivers extra sugar against a familiar bold barbecue flavor that maybe becomes a tad too sweet for some tastes after being grilled.

Thu Sep 12, 2019

Grilled Mushroom Larb

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Mushroom Larb

I've been on a mission to learn how to cook Thai food really well in order to get what's coming out of my kitchen to taste pretty close to what I experienced in Thailand when I visited a couple years ago. So far things have been going well and I've been happy with how dishes like nam tok have turned out, plus a number of other non-grilled things that don't get blog posts to link to. I do still have a number of recipes I've worked on to share though, and one of the highlights on this journey I'm currently on has been this mushroom larb.

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Thu Sep 5, 2019

Grilled Skirt Steak and Tomato Salad

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Steak and Tomato Salad

Sadly, the end of tomato season is upon us. There's likely just a week or two left to get the best, juiciest, and sweetness tomatoes you can until about 10 months from now when this magical time of year begins again. I decided I needed to really go for gold in this last dash to finish line, so decided to make a salad primarily of tomatoes. While at the farmer's market though, I kept grabbing more and more things to add to the dish and I ended up with this grilled skirt steak and tomato salad that was still very tomato centric, but was hearty enough to be an entire meal.

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Tue Sep 3, 2019

Sauced: Southern Belles Hot N Sassy Peach

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Southern Belles Sassy Peach

Sauce Stats

Name
Southern Belles Gourmet BBQ Hot N Sassy Peach
Cost
$10.00 for 12oz for at Southern Belles Gourmet BBQ
Ingredients
Tomato Paste, Sugars, Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Turmeric, Salt, Hickory Smoke Flavor, Molasses, Lemon Juice, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper Extract, Tamarind Extract, Anchovies, Spice, Coloring, Jalapeños, Habaneros, and Peaches
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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A peach component mixes with tomato to amp up the fruitiness of the sauce, which pairs really nicely with a wave of heat, strong tang, and mellow smokiness to make this a well layered and balanced product.