In a Dutch oven or sturdy pot with a lid, cook the bacon pieces until done, then remove onto a paper towel.
Brown the sausages in the bacon grease and remove from the pan.
Cook the onions and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes.
Remove extra grease from the pan.
Add the meats back into the pot along with the potatoes and carrots. Add the apple juice, then add enough water or broth to just come up to the top of the potatoes. Bring to a slow simmer, cover partially, and cook an hour or so, stirring now and then.