Kansas City Style BBQ is known for its sweetness with a touch of spiciness, this rub provides that “sweet-heat” effect. 

Kansas City Style BBQ ribs are known for their sweetness and a touch of spiciness, this rub provides that "sweet-heat" effect.        There ...There are plenty of different styles of ribs out there (I’m not complaining in the slightest), but it is sometimes daunting to know which style to pick and what each one means. There is loose interpretation in exactly what each style of rib is, but there are general rules of thumb that are accepted.

For example, Kansas City-Style BBQ is most known for its sweetness with the brown sugar as part of the rub and the molasses in the sauce. This rub recipe contains that sweetness with the brown sugar and also provides some mild heat with the spices it contains, creating the “sweet-heat” flavor that I hold so near and dear to my heart. There are few tastes better than this one for me.


yield: Roughly 1 1/2 cup rubprint recipe

KC Style BBQ Rub

prep time: 5 MINScook time: total time: 5 mins


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup paprika
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients well
  2. Rub on meat and cook until done and then smother in favorite BBQ sauce
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Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.