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

Tue Apr 23, 2019

Polymeatsian

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Polymeatsian

I have a couple friends and family who are really into tiki bars, like super into them. Hanging around them the past few years has heightened my interest and appreciation in all things tiki, and that led me to hosting my second tiki Meatwave a couple weekends ago. I jot down recipe ideas as they come to me, and having been more immersed in tiki venues as of late, my list of tiki-inspired recipes had grown pretty long. So it was actually a bit hard to pick and choose what to make for this cookout and I ended up doing a whopping eight recipes, but still left a bunch for another day.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019

Pljeskavica

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Pljeskavica

I have a long history of burger creations that have come out of the Meatwave, so many that I didn't think I'd really be surprised by a burger I made myself anymore. So it was a little floored after I made these pljeskavica—Serbian-style burgers—and was blown away with how they tasted. It was like no burger I've had before, and maybe that unexpected quality heightened my personal love for them, but seriously, they were crazy delicious and think you'd be equally impressed if you tried them too.

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Tue Apr 16, 2019

Sauced: Southern Belles Original Belle

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Southern Belles Original

Sauce Stats

Name
Southern Belles Gourmet BBQ Original Belle
Cost
$8.00 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
Color
Light maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A well balanced and layered all-purpose sauce, Southern Belles Original Belle will suit you well in almost any grilling or barbecue scenario.

Thu Apr 11, 2019

Smashed Potato Salad

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Smashed Potato Salad

The Meatwave kick off for 2019 took place on St. Patrick's Day, and to be totally honest, I had no idea it was a holiday until someone pointed it out to me. I then began tinkering with the idea of throwing an Irish-themed cookout, but abandoned that thought in exchange for a menu comprised of all different types of burgers. However, in my thinking along Irish lines, I had ideas of potato dishes swirling, including a potato salad, which I ended up making, although what I put together really had no roots in Irish cooking. Actually, I'm not sure this smashed potato saladsettles into any cuisine classification, unless you count delicious as a category!

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Tue Apr 9, 2019

Meating Expectations

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Meating Expectations

I feel like I was itching to get the Meatwave going in 2019 way more than most years. This was a little odd because, in reality, the gap between 2018 and 2019 was the shortest yet with just over three months separating the two seasons. But those three months felt hella long because they were filled with almost non-stop rain and/or cold, forcing longer-than-usual indoor periods which kept me from grilling and had me resorting to pulling from recipes I made many, many years ago to fill content gaps in the blog. I wasn't alone in this restless feeling—this Meatwave brought out quite the crowd of folks, all ready to escape their winter fortresses and mingle and bask in the meat once again!

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