The other day while making Wendy's pterodactyl devilled eggs, I threw on some shortribs I found all alone in the freezer Put them on nekkid 'cause I wanted to try this "special" homemade BBQ sauce... The sauce came from a guy at work, whom I traded a jar of my Smoked Habanerso Salsa for a jar of his BBQ sauce. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...habanero+salsa Here's where it gets interesting. The recipe is a family one, carefully handed down over generations beginning from his great-grandmother. He said his mother gave him the recipe on her deathbed (he is the youngets son) and not to his older brothers "because they would mess with it" and fiddle around with the recipe. True to his promise he has kept it original and let me tell you this stuff is GOOOD! There was a unique flavor somewhere in it I couldn't place... I was thinking maybe guava. Wendy guessed peach and Albert guessed plums or prunes. Mrs Rivet hit the nail on the head when she said "oh that's easy...raisins!" Bingo! We all knew instantly that was it. There is a unique sweetness in it that is from the raisins and no other sugars that I can tell. Here it is being put on the ribs- It has a rich color and is nice an thick. His sauce has been so popular in family reunions and church functions and other places, that he and his brother are starting up a company to sell it. Since he has the secret recipe (and he insists he will noway-no how let his brother have it ) he makes it and his brother is going to handle the marketing and finding a manufacturer with some excess capacity to make it and bottle it. I think it will sell real well....it is amazingly good. I would kick up the heat a couple of notches but the kids loved it. Here it is on the grill alongside Wendy's guacamole fatty- I'm going to ask him if has a couple more jars for me. This stuff was that good! I am sure we'll have a trade going cause he's already asked me a couple times for more of my salsa! I ate a leftover shortrib cold from the fridge and the sauce got even better overnight. Here they are plated and ready to munch! Hope you enjoyed the ribs and the strange but true story!