what defines Kansas City Style BBQ?

Is it the sauce, the way it's prepared, the way it's cooked??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    barbecue in Kansas City is dry rub-spiced, slow roasted hour after hour over a pit of hickory, and slathered up all around with some of the smoothest, richest, sweetly tangiest sauces in all the world. Thickest, too, for that matter. Traditional Carolina barbecue sauce consists of a mix of peppers in vinegar. Traditional Texas sauce takes a tomato base, thins it with Worcestershire and vinegar, and adds a lot more hot peppers.

    But Kansas City took the best of both worlds, by putting in Midwest tomatoes and coming up with a sauce that doesn't fall off the meat into the fire. The result: a medium spicy, tomato-based sauce, with molasses for character and body, not just sweetness.

  • 1 decade ago

    first the way its cooked. take garlic and onion powder salt and pepper, celery seed,and a little Cayenne and season the meat. on a low heat fire from real coals grille your ribs monitor the flame constantly. the trick is not to let the meat cook to fast. in the meantime soak some hickory and apple wood chips in water. after several hrs. when the meat is nice and tender stoke up your fire,then place the chips on the coals.put lid on and let smoke for 15 to 20 min. take lid off and baste meat with your favorite sauce.cook for few more min. and presto the best ribs you'll ever taste

    Source(s): my fathers and my recipe
  • 1 decade ago

    the sweet sauce. Best BBQ is in Texas anyway

  • 1 decade ago

    What defines KC BBQ is that a lot of the sauces are brewed here in good old KC......so therefore......Hmmmm.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The real question is which K.C joint do you like the most. Are you a Gates, a Haywards, Aurthur Bryants, JackStacks ect ect, me personally Haywards

  • 1 decade ago

    It's the sauce.

  • 1 decade ago

    the sauce and the rub

  • 1 decade ago

    It is the balance of Sweet and Spicy.

    Source(s): Food network
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a BIG secret for $50.00 I can give you THE answer

  • 1 decade ago

    Passion, pride and a lot of patience!

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