2 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup smoked bacon, cut into rectangles about 1 inch long
1/2 cup sweet (Vidalia) onion minced
5 gloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup tomato ketchup
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup apple juice
Heat the oil in a saucepan set over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy, about 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the onion, garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, and cloves. Cook for about 5 minutes stirring constantly. Add the sugar and water and then bring to a simmer. Stir in the ketchup, mustard, honey, preserves and juice and then simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and season with the vinegar. Remove the bacon with a spider and discard. Puree the mixture with a hand blender and then cool and reserve for later use.
I think I'm going to cut it down to 2 cloves of garlic and I'm going to leave the bacon in.
I was thinking about taking the sauce and mixing it\marinating it with some ground beef for some burgers. Maybe I'll make some homemade french fries.