Boasting more than 100 barbecue restaurants and hosting the world's biggest barbecue contest, Kansas City calls itself “the world capital of barbecue” and favors brisket and burnt ends, ribs, pork, chicken and turkey. Meanwhile, the Lone Star State also considers itself master of the grill, offering their Texas twist on “the holy trinity” of sliced brisket, sausage and pork ribs.
In TODAY’s Barbecue Challenge, two grilling giants — Lindsay Shannon of Kansas City’s B.B’s Lawnside Barbecue and Michael Rodriguez of Salt Lick Barbecue in Driftwood, Texas — square off to see which region has the tastiest cooking style. Discover these two delicious recipes from the pit masters:Recipe: B.B.'s Mild BBQ Sauce (on this page)
Recipe: Hill Country potato salad (on this page)