Brown ground beef in large pot. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to bowl.
Heat 2 tbsp. oil in same pot. Cook beef cubes in batches until well-browned; drain well.
Stir ground beef and remaining ingredients into pot. Heat to boiling, stirring. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 1 hour and 15 minutes until meat is tender; stirring often. Garnish as desired.