Cook ground beef with onion and garlic over medium heat, stirring until meat crumbles are brown.
Combine meat mixture, beans and the other ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer in low heat for about 1 hour or until all the flavors blend well, checking the liquid and if it needs more just add beef broth.
NOTE: Or place in a slow cooker in low setting for about 2 hours and serve over spaghetti or rice with corn bread and a salad. This is a complete comfort food meal.