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

Thu Dec 26, 2019

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatball Skewers

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Cheeseburger Meatballs

When I decided to throw a cocktail party themed cookout aptly name "The Meat Ball," it felt wrong not to include at least one meatball creation on the menu. My problem with crafting the menu for this Meatwave though was that I had so many ideas, cutting them down was difficult, and in the end I made an unprecedented nine new recipes. So that left me with a need to focus on the simplicity and the speed of the recipes as primary considerations, and of the few meatball ideas I had, these bacon cheeseburger meatball skewers fit that criteria best, plus I was sure they would look pretty damn cool.

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Tue Dec 24, 2019

Sauced: Firebug Grilling Sauce Hot

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Firebug Grilling Sauce Hot

Sauce Stats

Name
Firebug Grilling Sauce Hot
Produced by
Firebug BBQ, LLC
Cost
$5.99 of 18oz at The Kansas City BBQ Store
Ingredients
Ketchup, Brown Sugar, Raw Sugar, Sorghum Syrup, Molasses, Onions, Raspberries, Blackberries, Water, Yellow Mustard, Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Guajillo Chile Peppers, Arbol Chile Powder, Cayenne Pepper, Habanero Pepper, & Spices
Color
Reddish-brown
Meatwave Rating
810
out of 10
Approaching Greatness
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A myriad of peppers certainly delivers the heat in this sauce, but you also can taste all of their earthy, fruity, and smoky nuances to make this a hot barbecue sauce that stands out from the rest.

Thu Dec 19, 2019

Charred Corn and Green Chili Queso

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Charred Corn & Green Chili Queso

Queso is a pretty surefire bet to be a hit at any party. That's why I decided to make for a Superbowl shindig last winter, but little did I know that this new recipe I was working on would outdo any queso I've made before. The change and the secret—Velveeta Queso Blanco, which rendered a great flavor and perfect consistancy to my green chili dip. I've made this dip a couple times since then to continued fanfare, tinkering with the recipe a little each time. I think it's finally ready to be unleashed onto the world now as this charred corn and green chili queso.

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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.