Kansas City Style Barbecue

Learn about Kansas City Style Barbecue from Pork Barrel BBQ pitmasters Heath Hall and Brett Thompson in this Howcast video.


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Love good barbecue? We got pit masters Heath Hall and Brett Thompson to share their secrets for how to make delicious BBQ. In these Howcast videos, they'll teach you about all kinds of barbecue -- Texas, North Carolina, Kansas City, Memphis, Kentucky -- as well as how trim different kinds of cuts, like spare ribs, packer briskets and pork butts. Plus, they share many of their favorite BBQ recipes.



Kansas City, Cow Town USA as many people call it. It's home to some of the greatest barbeque in America. Kansas City is known for all different types of barbeque. Thanks in large part to the stock yards that once dominated the area. Some of the largest stock yards in the world bring pigs, and cow, chickens. So you're not gonna just find pork or beef in Kansas City. You're gonna find succulent brisket. You're gonna find juicy pork spare ribs. You're gonna find chicken. It's all in Kansas City. One of the really, really wonderful specialties you're gonna find in Kansas City is a thing called the burnt end. Doesn't sound appetizing but once you've had it you may not want to have anything else. The burnt end is simply taking the point of the brisket after the brisket has been cooked. Put it back in the smoker and cook it a second time to really render that fat down and provide yourself with a real juicy piece of meat. Burnt end sandwiches are one of heaven's delights. You will not regret trying it if you've never had it. Kansas City is also know for hosting one of the world's largest barbeque contests. Every fall the American Royal is hosted in Kansas City attracting the world's best barbeque teams in a two day contest. It's a great excuse to head to Kansas City to check out great barbeque and see some of the best teams in the world. If you haven't had Kansas City barbeque you gotta give it a shot.


  • Pork Barrel BBQ

    Pork Barrel BBQ, the world’s fastest-growing barbecue company, was founded by Heath Hall and Brett Thompson in December 2008 with the launch of Pork Barrel BBQ All-American Spice Rub. Today you can find Pork Barrel BBQ’s entire line of gourmet barbecue sauces and rubs in thousands of stores from coast to coast. Pork Barrel BBQ sauces have received high praise from backyard barbecuers to veteran pitmasters including being named the Best BBQ Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine and many more. Pork Barrel BBQ has competed in the most prestigious barbecue contests in the world and has won numerous awards including being named the Perdue National Chicken Champions and the Grand Champion of the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle. In November 2011 Pork Barrel BBQ opened its first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia.