Fry bacon in a large, deep heavy pot over medium heat. When the bacon has rendered most of its fat, remove the pieces with a slotted spoon, drain on paper
toweling and reserve. Add the onions and garlic to the bacon fat and cook until
the onions are translucent.
Add the pork and beef to the pot. Break up any lumps with a fork and cook over
medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the meat is evenly browned.
Stir in the remaining ingredients except the beans and the bacon. Bring to a
boil, then lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours, stirring
Taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in the beans and the bacon, and simmer for 1/2