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We Got Just One Minute To Make BBQ Sauce From Scratch, Here’s What Happened

It’s not every day you and your co-workers get challenged to make some dope barbecue sauce on board of a legendary luxury ship while it all gets streamed live on Instagram.

That’s exactly what happened to myself and a few other members of the Foodbeast squad last week. In anticipation of the West Coast BBQ Classic competition happening on board the world famous Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, California this Saturday, seven of us headed out to the ship to attempt to make the best barbecue sauce for some mouthwatering ribs the ship’s culinary team had prepared just for us.

The rules were simple enough: We could use any ingredients on the table, but we only had one minute to make our own sauce. After everyone was done making theirs, Foodbeast managing editor Reach Guinto, Queen Mary Commodore Everette Hoard, Executive Chef Todd Henderson, and the Sous Chef of the Queen Mary tasted each entry to determine a winner.

Since Reach was judging, that left six competitors in the field for the best sauce. The ingredients available to each sauce competitor were as follows:

Bacon, Jack Daniels Whisky, Balsamic Onion Spread, Brown Sugar, Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Paprika, Chili Powder, Chipotle Paste, Ketchup, Diced Tomatoes, Molasses, Water, and Worcestershire Sauce.

In order, each of us stepped up to make our attempts at an epic barbecue sauce.

“Bacon Princess” Analiese Trimber brought some whisky and bacon action to her sauce,

Evan “That Fuego” Lancaster went in heavy on the black pepper for his creation,

“The Latin Lothario,” Isai Rocha, went with a sweet and thick barbecue sauce,

“Sawce Bause” Chris Abouabdo needed some whisky before making his flavorful concoction,

Rudy Chaney, aka “Action Saucin,” brought some spice into his sauce game,

…and last but not least, the “Greek Geek” (that’s me, y’all) went for some whisky and chipotle in what I called the Whisky Tango Foxtrot sauce.

Everybody made some pretty bomb sauces, but there were only four votes to go around for six different competitors. Things got intense when Reach, the executive chef, and the sous chef voted for Isai, Chris, and myself respectively. That left Commodore Hoard with the final vote of the competition and the chance to declare an overall winner.

Thank goodness the Commodore likes his barbecue sauce with a little bit of kick.

All photos courtesy of the Queen Mary
Fast Food News Restaurants What's New

Shake Shack Reveals Some Tasty New Plans for 2017

Shake Shack has a whole host of changes set for us in 2017.

According to Eater, the restaurant chain is adding on a host of new limited-time offers, two of which are themed around BBQ. The “Barbecue Shackmeister” Burger will be served with barbecue sauce and beer-marinated shallots, adding a sweet, tangy, and punched-up flavor to the Shake Shack staple.

There will also be a Barbecue Chick’n Shack Sandwich, consisting of barbecue sauce on top of fried chicken on a bun. After the success of their Chick’n Shack, this is just one of several chicken sandwiches that Shake Shack plans to add on the menu in the future.

Both of these sandwiches will be available in the first quarter of next year, and come with price tags of $6.89 each.

On top of these barbecuey creations, Shake Shack will also be looking to expand its breakfast program, grow mobile ordering, and add new varieties of limited-edition shakes to the menu.


Photo: The Kitchen

With all of these new changes, we can’t wait to see all of the new chicken sandwiches, shakes, and other options coming to Shake Shack in the near future.



How To Make A Pulled Pork Cake With A Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Mac & Cheese Crust


Only The Vulgar Chef would take an idea so…vulgar…and make it so…palatable?

It’s exactly what it sounds like: Pulled Pork spread between layers of Mac & Cheese and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. All the things I love, baked into one magical cake bite. He even uses some BBQ sauce to hold the thing together and add a layer of sweetness to the entire gang bang:


Dippin’ Ain’t Easy.

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via Cuddles and Rage


HOT ON INSTAGRAM: Wagyu Beef Hot Dog, Slathered in BBQ Sauce, Takis, Cheese and Grilled Onions


As part of an impromptu barbecue session to test out a new package of grill-worthy meat from Steakhouse Elite, Foodbeast developer Rudeluv stumbled upon an insane new creation: a BBQ sauce-slathered Wagyu beef hot dog, cheese, Takis, and grilled onions.

Moments later the process was published to the @Foodbeast Instagram.

What seems like a mess actually turned out to work splendidly. The crunch and spicy bite of the hot dog was complimented by the sweet barbecue sauce, the melted cheese, crispy Takis and grilled onions allowed for a myriad of textures in every bite. Don’t read too much into it though, this was an office grilling experiment gone awry — but our stomachs aren’t complaining.

Make sure to tag #Foodbeast in your food photos, and you could be featured here soon!


Here’s How to Make Lunch In A Single Chip Bag

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The lovely ladies and gents of Oscar Mayer stopped by our Foodbeast offices for lunch one day to introduce their version of the “Walking Taco” — a meal that can be eaten out of a single chip bag. After popping open a few beers, we rallied around the table as they handed us chip bags and asked us to crush them. Beer in one hand and chips in the other, we single-handedly broke the potato chips into pieces, then threw in some Shed BBQ sauce, cheese, jalapenos, coleslaw and just about anything else we could get our hands on.

The result? An awesome hotmess of a feast in a bag. Of course, we recommend throwing a drizzle of Sriracha into the mix for good measure.




Pork By Fork Recipe

Serves: 1


• 1 snack-size package of potato chips (approximately 1 oz. or 1 cup of chips)
• 1/2 cup Oscar Mayer Carving Board Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork
• 2 tbsp your choice of BBQ Sauce
Optional toppings:
• jalapenos
• cheese
• hot sauce
• coleslaw
• pickles
• or anything else that sounds good to you!



1.  Gently crush chips in bag
2. Add warmed pork to chip bag (warm up per package instructions)
3. Top with BBQ Sauce
4. Add favorite condiments and toppings
5. Mix with fork
6. Customize to your liking by trying any kind of chip, BBQ sauce

pork by fork

Packaged Food

Add A Little Pop to Your Super Bowl Grub with Dr. Pepper and A&W BBQ Sauce

Some people attend Superbowl parties to watch the game, the rest of us go for the food!

It’s pretty much another excuse to fill your gut, drink beer, and not even feel guilty about it. Pizza, hot wings, chips and dip, are all staple game day eats but if you’re looking to make something that stands out from the rest, think about getting your hands on some Dr. Pepper or A&W BBQ Sauce. Depending on which soda you prefer more, throw it on some baby back ribs or chicken wings and win some fans. ($16.95/6 pack @ amazon)


Adventure: Pie-ology

After a long summer day at the sunny beaches of Southern California, my friends and I wanted to relax and try out a new pizzeria joint called Pie-Ology. Very similar to the famous Chipotle Mexican Grill, you have the ability to customize your pizza to your liking. From artichokes to jalapenos, you can put anything you’re heart desires on your personal pizza-pie! Check out the crazy combinations we ended up throwing on our pizza!