The Best Kansas City Recipes
Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce
This Kansas City-style barbeque sauce is smoky and sweet with just a bit of bite. Perfect for barbecued ribs and chicken—and anything else you can throw on the grill or slide under the broiler.
Kansas City Steak Soup
Here's a roux-based soup that's made with round steak, tomatoes, carrots, and other vegetables. "This delicious soup is quite famous locally," says CHEFSHAR. "No need for a chilly winter day to enjoy this soup."
Kansas City BBQ Ribs
These Kansas City ribs are seasoned with a spice rub, grilled, and glazed with a sweet barbeque sauce. "Get your napkins ready! These sumptuous ribs will be devoured by one and all," says RuthE. "The overnight rest in the fridge lets the spice rub penetrate and really flavor these meaty ribs."
Cheesy Corn with Cream Cheese
Cheesy corn is a popular side at Kansas City BBQ joints. "Really tasty recipe and I like the crunch of the corn once it's chilled & gets cold!" says LAA. "I use Cajun seasoning instead of Creole b/c it's something I keep on hand in my pantry. Highly recommend."
Springfield Cashew Chicken
"Springfield, Missouri, is the home of Cashew Chicken," says Perri Pender. "Leong and his brother Gee developed this famous dish, creating a fried chicken with an Asian flair in the 1960s. This is supposed to be Leong's original recipe. There are numerous variations of this famous dish, so it is how you remember it! Make your favorite fried rice or order from your favorite restaurant to go along with the chicken. Enjoy!"
Oven-Baked Barbecue Rib Tips
"Rib tips are the parts of the rib that are cut away to make St. Louis ribs. Some butchers call this the pork brisket," says Bibi. "These meaty bits are a little easier to manage than ribs, and their meaty, chewy texture makes a great appetizer or a main dish. Serve with additional barbecue sauce, if desired."
Aaron's Missouri Burger
These well-seasoned burgers feature honey mustard, brown sugar, and spices. "LOVED it!" raves Kristina. "It was better than a restaurant hamburger! Sweet, juicy, full of flavor! So good!"
Old Fashioned Ozarks Meatloaf
"This pork sausage and ground beef meatloaf is made with love and lots of Ozarks flair," says km. "This is the best meatloaf of them all!"
St. Louis Toasted Ravioli
With this regional classic, lightly breaded ravioli are fried and served with marinara sauce and grated Parmesan cheese. "The St. Louis style of preparing ravioli is unique and delicious," says Barb.
Sweet dinner rolls are stuffed with a ground beef, onion, and cabbage mixture. "These turned out really good," says MYSTY1. "They taste like small burgers. The bread was so soft with a sweetness to it. I could have eaten the bread by itself."
Instant Pot® BBQ Rib Tips
To make St. Louis-style ribs, start with inexpensive spare ribs, and cut off the tips! You'll have a whole other treat in itself. Rib tips are super easy in the Instant Pot.