Kansas Recipes

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Kansas City Steak Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 105
This delicious soup is quite famous locally. No need for a chilly winter day to enjoy this soup.

Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 1395
This is a Kansas City-style sauce that I make in my restaurant. It is sweet and smoky with a little bite.
By Allrecipes Member

Kansas City Ice Water

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
A very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful, though - it is easy to have too many of these.

Kansas Tomato Sandwich

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
The simplest tomato sandwich ever created. You only need bread, a large tomato, cheese, tall glass of Sun Tea, and a nice comfortable chair to relax in. The classic gardener's relaxing meal.
By Leona Denesha

Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 1007
These remind me of my favorite fast food restaurant's little burgers! Perfect appetizer to bring to a party!

Red-Hot Cinnamon Pickles

Rating: 3.5 stars 11
These sweet and cinnamony pickles are a hit in our region, but we have an aunt from Kansas that remembers them from her childhood.

Garlic Roasted Summer Squash

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
The simplest things are often the tastiest. At the height of summer here in Iowa we have a LOT of produce to choose from, and this is a nice and easy way to enjoy summer squashes and zucchini.

All-American Barbecue Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 27
I'm very excited to show you my take on America's most popular style of barbecue sauce--which of course originated in and around Kansas City. After you make a batch of this and taste just how incredible it is, I don't think you'll ever buy that stuff from the store again. Sauce may be used right away, but for best results, wrap and refrigerate for a day or two before using to allow the flavors to develop.

Bologna Salad Sandwich Spread I

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
A girlfriend's mom made this spread years ago for our Teen Club Luncheon back in Iowa in the 50's. I asked her to tell my Mom how to make it. I made the recipe for my kids while they were growing up & they still love it. Sweet relish and eggs round out the flavor of bologna in this simple but delicious spread. Serve it on cocktail toast, or use it in sandwiches. The amount of egg, creamy salad dressing and relish should be adjusted to taste.


Rating: 3 stars 18
Dutch stroopwafels (translation: molasseswaffles) Foreign people love them, so I translated this Dutch recipe to English.

Herb Roasted Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 1479
Herb-rubbed roasted pork loin with a sweet, tangy glaze.

Kansas Baked Beans

Rating: 5 stars 39
Sweet-and-spicy, 3-bean, baked beans. Substitute cayenne pepper for all or some of the chili powder if you like it spicier.

Inspiration and Ideas

Glazed Ham
Rating: Unrated 307
A raw ham is slow roasted, then seasoned with a sweet smoky sauce during the last hour to make a memorable meal with little actual work involved.
Runzas (Bierocks)
Rating: Unrated 140
My mother-in-law introduced me to this and it kinda stuck. I am from Iowa, now in Kentucky, and the only way I can get this is by making it at home.
Dutch Croquetten
Rating: 4 stars 26

This yummy Dutch snack is sure to please! Seasoned veal dumplings are breaded and then fried. Replace ground veal with lean beef, chicken, or stuff with spiced Gouda!