These were the BEST ribs, so tender and juicy that the meat slides right off the bone. Jesse’s BBQ sauce is fantastic! He incorporated some Chinese seasonings into his sauce, and the result is the best we’ve ever had.  For the ribs, the secret is still going to be a secret!  ^.^~

Jesse’s Kick ASs BBQ Sauce

1 slice bacon, chopped and rendered
2 onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup tomato paste
1 1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 cup Chinese sweet bean paste
1 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons ancho chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
Seeds of 6 dry red chilies
Freshly ground black pepper

Chop and render the bacon in an 8 quart saucepan. Add the canola oil, garlic, onion and all the dry ingredients, saute for 2 minutes on medium-high heat to open up the flavors. Turn the heat to low, add all of the wet ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. Reduce the sauce to desired consistency.

At Matt’s house cutting up hickory BBQ pork ribs.

Matt’s incredibly tender beer glazed chicken.

Clockwise: Jesse’s “unknown Chinese green” salad (center front), BBQ pork rib, fresh greens, pulled-pork sandwich with cole slaw and artichoke & potato salad.