Father’s Day Kansas City Rib Kit

Father’s Day Kansas City Rib Kit

This year for Father’s Day I wanted to get a little creative and make something for my dad that he would actually use. I’ve been getting into grilling and smoking lately and thought it would be fun to make him a little Kansas City Rib Kit.


I made Kansas City Rib Rub (in the tall mason jar), Kansas City Rib Sauce (in the squeeze bottle) and some old fashioned Barbecue “Shake” (in the shaker) to sprinkle on fries, potatoes, corn, or just about anything that needs some flavor.

I ordered the containers on Amazon, but you could find these at most home or grocery stores.

Here are the recipes!

Kansas City Rib Rub

Makes: 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne


1. Mix it all together and put it in a container!

Kansas City Rib Sauce

Makes: 2 cups


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne


1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add garlic and sauté until brown. Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes until thickened.

Barbecue “Shake”

Makes: 1 & 3/4 cup (about 28 oz.)


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup celery salt
  • 1/8 cup cayenne pepper


1. Mix it all together and put it in a container!


You can do this whole project start to finish in under 30 minutes if you are short on time. I purchased my spices in bulk which really helped cut costs as bottled spices can be incredibly expensive!

The sun is shining in Portland and my dad is on his way over here now. We’re going to fire up the grill and play some croquet in my front yard.

Have  a lovely Father’s Day Weekend!


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