This is a simple recipe using commercial BBQ sauce with added flavors. The sauce could be used on bone-in short ribs; just increase cooking time.
3 – 4lbs. Short ribs, boneless or thin sliced
1 ½ cups BBQ sauce
1/3 cup seafood cocktail sauce
3 tablespoons wine vinegar
Place ribs in a baking dish, bowl or heavy duty plastic bag. Combine other ingredients and pour over ribs. Toss ribs so all are evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Remove ribs from sauce and place on smoker grid. Baste with sauce before cooking and once during cooking.
Charcoal: Use 5 – 7 pounds charcoal, 3 quarts hot water, 2 wood sticks and smoke 1 ½ - 2 ½ hours.
Electric: Use 2 ½ quarts hot water, 2 wood sticks and smoke 1 ½ - 2 ½ hours.