In a large frying pan, cook bacon slices until crisp. Remove and drain on a paper towel. When cool, crumble into pieces.
Using the same pan, add onion, green pepper and garlic to bacon drippings and saute over medium heat until onions start to soften. Add remaining ingredients heat to a low boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Divide between 2 large bowls (or 4 smaller bowls) and top with bacon pieces.