Makes 4-6 servings.

  •  2 Racks baby back ribs
  • 1/3 cup Dry Rub (ingredients below)
  • 1 1/2 cups mesquite or hickory wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes, and drained 2 cups
  • Homemade BBQ Sauce
  1. Rub baby backs on both sides with the dry rub and set aside while building the fire.
  2. Build a charcoal fire on one side of the pit with an aluminum foil tray, filled halfway with water, on the other side.
  3. Place the ribs meat side up on the grill directly over the aluminum tray.
  1. Sprinkle the drained chips over the coals and heat until the chips begin to smoke.
  1. Cook for about 2-3 hours or until ribs are tender.
  1. Baste the ribs with homemade BBQ sauce and cook an additional 10-15 minutes basting as needed.
  1. Cut between the bones into individual ribs. Serve with any remaining sauce passed on the side.

Dry Rub:
Combine 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 tablespoon freshly                       ground black pepper, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Homemade BBQ Sauce:
In a medium saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add 1 large onion, chopped, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the onion is golden brown. Add 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, and cook for 1 minute. Stir in 1 cup each ketchup and American-style chili sauce, 1/2 cup each light brown sugar and cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons each steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and spicy brown mustard. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often to avoid scorching, until thickened, about 30 minutes. Cool completely.