Kansas City BBQ Rub

Kansas City BBQ Rub
Kansas City BBQ Rub
Kansas City BBQ Rub Kansas City BBQ Rub
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Net Weight:
2.7 oz
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With more than 100 BBQ restaurants Kansas City is considered by many to be the "BBQ Capital of the World". This style of slow cooked meat has evolved from its earliest roots from Henry Perry's inner city pit in the early 1900's.

From these early days (due to the various railways) as the central US meat packing capital, Kansas City barbeque used a wide variety of meat - including beef brisket, beef ribs, burnt ends, pork ribs, pulled pork, smoked sausage, smoked or grilled chicken and occasionally even fish.  Today a wide variety of woods are used for smoking - oak, pecan and apple but the original wood found in this area and still one of the most popular is hickory.

One of the signature characteristics of a classic Kansas City BBQ is the liberal use of BBQ sauce (this is also the St. Louis style). The Kansas City sauce is tomato based with a flavor profile that's spicy, tangy and sweet. To balance these strong flavors the Kansas City BBQ rubs tend to be less sweet and a bit more savory as this provides the best compliment to the wet, sweet sauce.

We recommend that you use 1 tablespoon of rub per pound of meat (you can certainly add more if you prefer). Add to the meat and rub it in thoroughly with your hands. Be sure to coat both sides evenly. Once this is done place the meat in a resealable plastic bag (we prefer to use the large zip lock bags). And then place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. For best results refrigerate for 24 hours and we have even heard of some competitive BBQ teams giving their meat up to 48 hours.  

To make a well balanced sauce add 1 cup of tomato sauce, 1/2 cup of cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of spice rub to a medium sauce pan. Simmer on low for 20-30 minutes. You can adjust the spice blend to suite your tastes.

You may also be interested in our other BBQ Dry Rubs: Memphis Style Dry Rib Rub, St. Louis Rib Rub, All American Dry Rub, Deep South Rub, North Carolina Barbecue, Pork Stank and for something a bit out of the ordinary try our Barbacoa Rub a Mexican style pork rub.

And if you are just getting into the barbecue scene feel free to check out our The 11 Secrets to Smoking BBQ Ribs for more information on types of rib cuts and seasoning styles.



Our Kansas City BBQ Rub is hand blended from paprika, garlic, salt, turbinado sugar, coriander,  cumin, mustard, black pepper, celery, thyme, sage, clove, and oregano.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.5g1%

Dietary Fiber0.6g3%

Total Sugars0.4g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

5 out of 5
20 total ratings.

John P. (Verified buyer) 01/10/2022
Adrenaline BBQ KC rub was really good! I am the type of BBQ'r that likes to try different rubs and I mix this with the pork stank and or even the honey Habanero. You cant go wrong this is great on ribs and pork shoulder

Karen M. (Verified buyer) 12/31/2021
Wonderful spices, incredible service We had ordered a bulk order of the BBQ Spice Rub to make wedding favors. Ordering was easy, delivery was supposed to be prompt but unfortunately the carrier lost it or misdelivered it. I contacted Spices Inc to see what we would do about that, and almost immediately they had shipped a replacement which arrived in time and saved the day. I can’t thank Spices Inc enough for coming to the rescue and making sure we were able to complete our project! We will be using them again for all future spice orders. Incredible service!

Craig S. (Verified buyer) 06/11/2021
Kansas City BBQ If you like spicy like I do then this is the rub you want to use. It has a kick but not over powering the meat. Good on pork rib, chicken breast, and chicken also.

Sandy M. (Verified buyer) 05/18/2021
Fabulous Flavor Adds great flavor while accenting the meat!

Thomas G. (Verified buyer) 03/17/2021
Great seasoning! I really like the Kansas City BBQ Rub, it works of pork but is also great on chicken!

Bill W. (Verified buyer) 11/26/2020
Excellent Rub Rub was awesome. everybody raved over the great flavor this rub added to the meat

Carl B. (Verified buyer) 01/08/2020
Excellent Product Great product and they did what they said they would do. What more can you ask for. I recommend this product and this company

Debra M. (Verified buyer) 11/08/2019
It's All Good The best seasons you can get for different meats and makes it delicious.I will definitely order more.

BRENT O. (Verified buyer) 09/02/2019
just right very good on ribs

Linda D. (Verified buyer) 11/10/2018
Love this spice Love this spice
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