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

Thu Feb 21, 2019

Naan Pizza with Spiced Paneer

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Naan Pizza with Spiced Paneer

Sometimes I'm left wondering—when does a recipe cross a line from doable to too daunting for the average home cook? These naan pizzas with a spiced paneer serve as a good example of that question being brought to the top of my mind. I made them at a pizza-themed Meatwave and they were the biggest hit I had of the day, so it was a no brainer they'd be slated for a spot on the blog. When I began writing up the recipe though, the long laundry list of ingredients and multitude of steps the the final recipe required became more clear as I wrote everything down in its final format, leaving me to question if anyone would ever try making these themselves at all. In the end, I even left off an entire sauce I had used in my pizza to try to condense things down a bit, although I'm not sure I did myself any favors really. So I'll let you judge for yourself whether these "pizzas" are worth all that goes into them—I know for myself, the answer was a resounding yes!

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Tue Feb 19, 2019

Sauced: Rib Rack Original

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Rib Rack BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Rib Rack Original BBQ Sauce
Cost
Approximately $4.45 for 19oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Water, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Tomato Paste, White Distilled Vinegar, Cornstarch, Salt, Spice, Dried Onion, Dried Garlic
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
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Rib Rack Origin delivers a standard sweet and tangy tomato flavor with a more natural footing than your average supermarket sauce.

Thu Feb 14, 2019

Tijuana Dogs

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Tijuana Dogs

I had a hard time deciding what to call this recipe because this style of hot dog goes by a number of names—Danger dogs, Mexican hot dogs, Tijuana dogs, etc. The major defining trait of this hot dog is that it's bacon-wrapped, and more often than not, deep fried. It's then topped with any number of Mexican-influenced toppings, so can take many unique forms from there. My lockdown on the name and topping combination ended up being decided by an illustration by Hawk Krall that labeled a Tijuana dog with an array of add-ons that sounded perfect in my mind—pico, jalapeños, pineapple, avocado, and crema. In the end, this led me down a very delicious path.

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Thu Feb 7, 2019

Barbecue Chicken French Bread Pizzas

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French Bread Pizza

It's hard to remember the last time I had a French bread pizza—it had to be while I was still in high school when boxes of Stouffer's pizza were not an uncommon item to find in our freezer. I guess once I left home, I also left behind French bread pizza altogether, and there really isn't a good reason for that because it's not like I didn't like this garlic bread and pizza amalgamation. When putting together a last minute Meatwave during an unseasonably warm Sunday this past December, I thought pizza would be something I could pull off on short notice, although pizza events always tend to a lot of work for me during the actual cookout due to the time and attention it takes to prepare pies with fresh dough. So I got to thinking how much easier it would be to swap dough for bread and, all of sudden, French bread pizza was back in my life!

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Tue Feb 5, 2019

Sauced: Bootsie's Summer Peach

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Bootie's Summer Peach

Sauce Stats

Name
Summer Peach BBQ Sauce
Cost
$4.99 for oz at Bootsie's Delta Funk BBQ
Ingredients
White Distilled Vinegar, Chili Powder, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Paprika, Dark Brown Sugar, Natural Ketchup, Peach Puree, Arrowroot Powder, Water
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
710
out of 10
Pretty Damn Good
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Summer Peach is a sweet barbecue sauce with a lot of character, from the double dose of fruitiness to the well balanced tang and earthy and spicy chilis.