Everyone has their own favorite type of barbeque, but many people actually have no idea regarding the specific types of barbeque. Do you like a thick sauce or something more vinegar based? Do you like to put your sauce on early or at the last second? Do you like it sweeter or more of smoky flavor? Do you dip your BBQ or do you prefer to have it slathered all over the meat? Believe it or not, these are all characteristics of different styles of BBQ.
Kansas City barbeque has always been very popular both because of the style of cooking and the sauce that characterizes it. The meats are slow cooked over different types of woods and the sauce is a very thick, sweet sauce with strong flavors of molasses and tomato. It literally sticks to your ribs!
If you like a variety of meats, this is the perfect style of BBQ for you. Be it chicken, pork, beef, or even fish, they all lend themselves to this particular brand of BBQ. However, restaurants outside of the area may cheat just a bit in the actual BBQ method and simply serve a Kansas City style sauce and claim it is Kansas City BBQ. One visit to an authentic restaurant and you will be able to tell the difference the moment the first piece of meat hits your lips.
The recipes for this type of sauce are similar in nature but they all have their own special little tweak. We have some of the more popular recipes below where you can take them right from their source. Enjoy!
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