KC Masterpiece® Recipes

Kansas City Classic Ribs

Barbecue was born in Kansas City, which is why these KC ribs are the perfect dish for a summer barbecue with family and friends.

Prep time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Cook time: 4 hours 20 minutes



  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sesame seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1 cup KC Masterpiece® Kansas City Classic Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 cup white or cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Racks pork loin ribs, about two pounds each with the membrane removed

Combine marinade ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. Place the ribs in a large GLAD® food storage bag and pour in marinade ensuring ribs are fully covered. Set aside and marinate for 2 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator.

Set up a two-zone fire for indirect grilling with Kingsford® charcoal by situating the charcoal on only one side of the grill, leaving the other side void.┬áHeat to 400°F.

Lightly oil the grill. Remove the ribs from the marinade and dispose of excess liquid. Place the ribs, bone side down, over direct heat and cover the grill for 6 to 8 minutes. Then turn the ribs and cover for another 6 to 8 minutes. Continue this process for 45 minutes to an hour or until ribs are tender. The USDA recommended minimum temperature for pork ribs is 145°F.

Once tender, move the ribs to the void side of the grill and coat with additional KC Masterpiece® Kansas City Classic barbecue sauce. Cover the grill for another 6 to 8 minutes.

Remove ribs from the grill and cover with butcher paper or aluminum foil. Let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Slice the ribs into individual pieces and serve.

Recipe created by sauce expert, Ardie Davis on behalf of KC Masterpiece® barbecue sauce.