KC Style Sweet Heat Rub

By Conway Norwood / YS640s owner
KC Style Sweet Heat Rub Recipe

Conway Norwood has been working for years to perfect his homemade BBQ rub and plans to continue experimenting. His KC-Style Sweet Heat Rub is what the title refers to, a balanced combination of sweet and spicy.

KC Style Sweet Heat Rub Recipe


  • 1 cup Turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated orange peel zest
  • 1 tablespoon Accent


Mix together and store in a cool, dry place until ready to use. Adjust the heat with the cayenne.

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