This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyKCMasterpiece #CollectiveBias
When you’re born and raised in Kansas City you understand very early on that KC is almost synonymous with good BBQ. Kansas City Barbecue is something that cannot be duplicated but it’s greatly appreciated by all who travel here to enjoy it! While you could just think I’m being partial due to being a native of the city, all you’d have to do is Google it baby! Yes, we’re pretty cocky about our BBQ!
So on this past Memorial Day we fired up the grill and my dad did what he does best, cooked some BBQ. First, I headed over to Dillons to grab the new KC Masterpiece® BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub in Sweet Honey flavor, and we started off our normal preparation the day before with an overnight marinade. Since the new KC Masterpiece is an all in one pack, we were able to just mix a pack and experiment with it to create a sweet and tangy marinade, and let me tell you, everything turned out pretty good!
You can combine the pouches with whatever you’d like to create a unique recipe that your family would love. From brewed coffee, to apple ale to bourbon, you can jazz it up however you’d like.
It’s kind of nice that KC Masterpiece came out with a product that allows, and even encourages, some flexibility and creativity in the food prep process. It makes cooking a lot more fun and experimental. If you are looking for some recipe ideas you can go to the website to find some creatives options. On the menu for this Memorial Day BBQ was grilled chicken and ribs marinated in our Sweet & Tangy Marinade.
I’ve included the recipe for you to try and see if you’d like our creation.
Sweet & Tangy Marinade:
- ½ cup apple juice
- ¼ cup cider vinegar
- ½ cup Lemon Lime Soda (any brand)
- 1 packet KC Masterpiece® Original BBQ Sauce Mix & Dry Rub
- ¼ cup Lemon Juice
BBQ Ribs (and/or chicken):
- 1–2 racks of pork spare ribs (we also used chicken)
- 1 batch of Sweet & Tangy Marinade (above)
- Apply to ribs/chicken and marinate overnight
- Prepare grill for smoking at approximately 300°F.
- Place marinated ribs/chicken on the grill and brush with marinade.
- Smoke ribs and chicken on the grill (area away from the heat) until tender (about 3–4 hours).
- When ribs are tender, brush with Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce (optional) until there is a slight glaze.
- Once removed from the grill, let cool for 15 minutes and serve.
We served our Sweet & Tangy ribs and chicken with grilled zucchini and onions with seasoned black beans. My father, my son, and my dog all enjoyed our Memorial Day BBQ.