Bob's Ribs

   
Rub
  

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 tablespoon garlic powder
3/4 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne

PREPARATION:

Combine all ingredients together and transfer to an air tight container.

   
Sauce
  

1/2

white onion minced

6

cloves garlic minced

3

tablespoons olive oil

2

Teaspoons butter

1

Tablespoon prepared mustard

1 2/3

cups ketchup

1/2

cup white vinegar

3/4

Tablespoons celery seed

1/3

cup brown sugar

1/3

cup Worcestershire sauce

Teaspoon salt

2

teaspoons chili powder

1/4

teaspoon cayenne pepper (add more if you like it "spicy")

1/8

Teaspoon Smoke seasoning

    1/3 Cup Molasses

 1/3

 Cup Honey

  1. Put olive oil and butter in a sauce pan on medium heat and cook onion and garlic until they are soft.
  2. Then add the white vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, celery seed, smoke seasoning, salt, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Let this simmer for 30 minutes.
  
If you want just a "tiny" bite on the pallette cut the cayenne pepper to 1/8 of a Teaspoon.
Use indirect heat on your grill or use a smoker (my preference)  If using a grill use indirect heat.  Get temperature to between 225 and 250 degrees.  Rub room temperature ribs with rub (however, it's just as good or better to do it over night and let them "soak"...however, they need to be at room temperature before you put the heat to them.)  Cook/smoke for 2 hours.  Spray with a mixture of Jack Daniels and apple juice (1 "nip" for every 12 ounces of apple juice) every 30 minutes.  At the end of 2 hours remove the ribs and place on aluminum foil.  Pour in a little apple juice and drizzle the ribs with a little honey.  Wrap tightly and place on/in the grill/ smoker.  Cook at 225-250 for another 2 hours. 

Remove the ribs from foil and baste with the sauce.  Increase the heat to 350 for 10-15 minutes to glaze the sauce.  Remove the ribs and place on a platter  Go get a beer and  a box of Kleenex.  You are gonna cry about all the money you spent on those restaurants you wasted money on for good ribs!

   
Note:  If you're not going to eat right away wrap in foil and place in an empty cooler and cover with bath towels.  They'll stay hot for a couple of hours.