Wash and pick over the beans. Place in a 4 quart kettle with the water. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil gently for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.
Heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the onions, green peppers, garlic and beef until golden. Add to the beans with all remaining ingredients. Mix well. Cover and simmer for 3 hours or until beans are tender.
Makes 6 servings.
This dish will taste even better if allowed to stand overnight, and then reheat before serving. If you wish to serve it as a side dish, reduce the ground beef to 1/4 or 1/2 pound.
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