3 racks (about 1 pound each) pork baby−back ribs, each rack cut in half

Barbecue Sauce:

1 cup catsup

1/4 cup cider vinegar

3 teaspoons each dark−brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon liquid smoke

1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Put ribs in a large pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or until meat becomes fork−tender.

2. Meanwhile mix sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring often, 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.

3. Heat broiler. Line broiler pan with foil for easy cleanup. Place ribs, meat side down, on broiler−pan rack, brush with 1/2 the sauce and broil 4 to 5 inches from heat source 6 to 7 minutes. Turn ribs over, brush with remaining sauce and broil 6 to 7 minutes longer or until edges are just slightly charred.