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

Thu Dec 12, 2019

Smoked Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Smoked Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Oh man, it's been five years since I last made a chicken salad. That kind of boggles my mind because that last recipe for a smoked chicken salad was a real winner, and I enjoyed having leftovers in the house for a few days to make easy lunches and snacks. After making that recipe too, I had all these ideas for different types of chicken salad that I left unrealized until recently when I decided to make this smoked curried chicken salad.

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Tue Dec 10, 2019

Sauced: Tim & Todd's Excellent Barbeque Sauce

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Tim & Todd's Excellent Barbeque Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Tim & Todd's Excellent Barbeque Sauce
Produced by
Tim & Todd's LP
Cost
$5.99 for 21oz at The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Cane Sugar, Water, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Molasses, Salt, Natural Smoke Flavor, Tamarind Concentrate, Spices, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Dried Onion, Dried Garlic
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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Delivering a high quality, well balanced, and full bodied barbecue flavor, Tim & Todd's will do right in making your grilled and smoked meats taste excellent.

Thu Dec 5, 2019

Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers

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Buffalo Chicken Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers have long been a go-to item for me to bring to parties for so many reasons—they're easy to make, taste great both hot and after sitting around for a bit, pair really well with beer, and I personally don't tire of them and will keeping popping (pun intended) them all night long. The classic jalapeño, cream cheese, and bacon combo is still my favorite, but I've experimented with new recipes for them throughout my long history of this blog, including adding lil smokies, wrapping with sausage, using cherry peppers, and more. After a Super Bowl party last year, where multiple guests brought Buffalo chicken dip, I thought of the idea of using that as a stuffer instead of plain cream cheese, and decided to actually try it out at the final Meatwave of 2019.

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Thu Nov 28, 2019

Filipino Barbecue Baos

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Filipino BBQ Baos

While writing a recipe blog always keeps my brain thinking creatively, it can also be easy to fall into ruts. A constant need for content has me looking at where I've been and new ways to move forward. Sometimes the word "new" is used loosely though, "rehash" is more apt. The latest trend I fine myself caught in is putting an old recipe into steamed buns with some toppings and presenting it as new. I've done this with pork belly, burnt ends, char siu, and now Filipino barbecue. I should probably be looking to move on the next thing, but the reality is that these buns always seem to turn out awesome, are loved by guests, and are particular well adapted to my style of cookouts where small, handheld bites are key. So, while this may start feeling repetitive, this is not likely to be the last remixed bao recipe you get from me.

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Tue Nov 26, 2019

Sauced: Carolina Reaper BBQ Sauce

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Carolina Reaper BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Pain is Good Carolina Reaper BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$4.99 for 14oz at The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Water, Cane Sugar, Tomato Paste, Vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar, Spices, Salt, Molasses, Orange Juice Concentrate, Yellow Mustard, Carolina Reaper Mash, Tamarind Concentrate, Garlic, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Natural Smoke Flavor, Reaper Powder
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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Making good on the power of Carolina reapers, this sauce delivers on a heat that will leave your tongue and lips burning.