Preparation / Directions:
Pick over and wash beans. Put in large pot and cover
with 4 qts. cold water.
Soak over night. Wash and drain. Cover with water,
bring to a bowl over high
heat, lower heat and simmer for 2 hours or until
tender. Cook bacon in a large skillet, drain and
crumble. Put next 7 ingredients in skillet and saut‚e
for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and beer, simmer. In
another skillet saut‚e ground beef until no longer
pink. When beans are tender drain, reserving liquid.
Add meat, bacon and vegetables to beans. Simmer over
low heat until hot, adding bean liquid if necessary.