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

Tue Mar 19, 2019

Sauced: Guinness Barbecue Sauce

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Guinness Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Guinness Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $3.60 for 11.6oz at BritSuperstore
Ingredients
Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Water, Concentrated Tomato Paste, Guinness® Beer, Barley Malt Vinegar, Molasses, Sugar, Modified Maize Starch, Salt, Smoked Paprika, Citric Acid, Plain Caramel Color, Black Pepper, Natural Flavorings, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cinnamon, Potassium Sorbate
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
310
out of 10
Only in a Pinch
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The strong roasted flavor of stout gives this sauce a very astringent flavor out of the jar, but finds better footing after being cooked.

Thu Mar 14, 2019

Arepas with Skirt Steak, Black Beans, and Cheese

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Grilled Steak Arepa

Back in my old hood of Astoria, NY, we had an amazing arepas joint called Arepas Cafe. I was instantly enamored with my first taste of these Venezuelan stuffed corn cakes, and while I tested the waters early on of all different types of fillings, I found my three favorites and have stuck to ordering only those year after year. So when I was making arepas at home a few years back, two of my beloved varieties—the Reina and Guyanesa Tropical—were on the menu, but I also tossed one new variation into the mix with this arepa filled with black beans, grilled skirt steak, and cheddar cheese.

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Thu Mar 7, 2019

Cherry-sauced and Smoked Ribs

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Cherry Ribs

If you've been following along at home, you already know what feels like an endless onslaught of rain here in Durham has drastically reduced my grilling efforts as of late, and as a result of that, I'm pulling recipes from a collection of items from the past that were left to be forgotten for one reason or another. This recipe for cherry-sauced ribs was taken from there, originally cooked in 2011 and let sit since then not for any flaw in the recipe—in fact, these were among some of the tastiest of ribs I've made—but because I thought the sauce recipe was so good that I was going to hold onto it as one of my "secrets." Well, last summer I decided to hell with it and released my cherry-chipotle barbecue sauce recipe out into the wild, so there really was no reason to hold the resulting rib recipe any longer, and it just so happens the right rainy day to do so finally arrived.

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Tue Mar 5, 2019

Sauced: Southern Belles Blueberry Blues

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Southern Belles Blueberry Blues

Sauce Stats

Name
Southern Belles Gourmet BBQ Blueberry Blues
Cost
$12.00 for 12oz for at Southern Belles Gourmet BBQ
Ingredients
Tomato Paste, Sugars, Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Salt, Hickory Smoke Flavor, Molasses, Lemon Juice, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper Extract, Tamarind Extract, Anchovies, Spice and Coloring, Blueberries, and Roasted Pecans
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
More Sauce Reviews

Blueberry delivers a stronger than normal fruity profile to this well balanced and layered barbecue.

Thu Feb 28, 2019

Taiwanese Street Corn

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Taiwanese Corn

I know what you must be thinking now, "Corn in February? Really?!?!" Yeah, I know I'm jumping gun more than a bit on this one, but here in Durham we've been inundated by rain and more rain, which has severely hampered my grilling time as well as left my yard more of a mud pit than gathering space. So I've fallen behind in my recipe development and have been left with pulling from a stockpile of items either meant for another time of year or dishes that have sat dormant for years. That's how we've arrived at this Taiwanese street corn post at the end of winter, which, in all honesty, will better serve you during the corn season that's still many months away, but at least that wait will be well rewarded.

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