Kansas City Rub BBQ Seasoning

Kansas City rub BBQ seasoning is a dry rub that is a mixture of herbs and spices that is rubbed over a variety of meats with beef being the primary meat that this rub is used for. Meats are rubbed with this barbeque seasoning, and smoked; a wet barbeque sauce is served as a table sauce on the side that is a sweet sauce that contains tomatoes and molasses.

Kansas City is one of the big four areas of the country where barbequing is more of a cultural phenomenon, the other three areas of the country are Memphis, TN, the Carolinas, and Texas.

The process of barbequing traditionally involves digging a hole in the ground and placing the meat in what is a pit for a number of hours and the process is thought to have derived from Native American tribes in Florida and peoples of the Caribbean.

Kansas City BBQ Rub Recipe

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup paprika

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon chili powder

¾ tablespoon garlic powder

¾ tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix thoroughly and store in an air tight container. The measures of the ingredients can be increased or decreased according to personal taste. This rub goes well with all types of meats, especially beef.

For video tips on creating your own Kansas City rub click on the link to bbqpitboys.com

For some great sections on herbs and spices some great references are:

• The Spice and Herb Bible – Second Edition by Ian Hemphill with recipes by Kate Hemphill

• Field Guide to Herbs & Spices by Aliza Green

• Herbs & Spices – the cook’s reference by Jill Norman

• The Contemporary Encyclopedia of Herbs & Spices – Seasonings For The Global Kitchen by Tony Hill

• Cajun Clark’s Cookbooks

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