Basic Western North Carolina Barbecue Sauce

Course : BBQ Sauce
Serves: 1
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1 stick butter
1 large onion -- chopped
6 cloves garlic
1 cup white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 whole cloves
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup ketchup
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt and pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Melt butter in a saucepan; add the chopped onion, and minced garlic, until they just begin to brown. Add white wine vinegar, cinnamon, whole cloves, dry mustard, chili powder, brown sugar and ketchup. Stir, then add water and blend. Bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer, add salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes.

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