1 tablespoon olive oil
2 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup minced onion
1 cup tomato puree
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup bourbon (I use 1/2 cup)
3 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Tony Chachere's More Spice seasoning
2 teaspoon tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon jalapeno pepper powder
Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, saute until onions are transparent, about 5 minutes.
Add remainder of ingredients, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes to let flavors blend.
I tend to leave it on the Keep Warm burner for several hours, stirring every so often. This sauce becomes better the longer it simmers.
Substitute apple juice or half and half apple juice and water for the 1/2 cup of water.
Sauce like this one often work with vegetarian dishes as well.
This is Firlotte's "Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce".