Originally posted by Jim Longcreek(Chuckwagon) This is a good winter treat that serves about 5 or 6 catfishermen. 6 slices bacon 8 ounces Italian sausage links 2 pounds beef stew meat, diced small 2 large onions chopped 1 bell pepper chopped 1 garlic clove minced 2 pickled jalapeno peppers 2 tablespoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon oregano 2 1/2 cups water 12 ounces tomato paste 2 cups cooked pinto beans or one can pinto beans Cook bacon in large saucepan till crisp. Pour off grease and crumble bacon and set aside. Brown sausage in same pan and set aside. Add beef, onions, green pepper and garlic and cook until brown. Add bacon, sausage, jalapeno peppers, chile powder, crushed red pepper, salt and oregano. Stir in water and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans, simmer 1/2 hour more and serve with tortillas, or crackers.