It's Bean a Long Thyme soup

Soak overnight: 3 cups dried black beans 2 cups dried black-eyed peas 2 cups dried pintos Other beans as available

Rinse and cover with 2" of water add 32oz of veg stock salt port (4 slices of fatty bacon work well!) 2 cans diced tomatoes 2 jalapenos, chopped (or 1 scotch bonnet or habanero, left whole) 2 medium onions, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced
spices to taste (use a LOT, beans soak it all up):

salt
pepper
rosemary
thyme
cumin
chili powder or (better) powedered chipolte peppers
a dash each of:
allspice
paprika

bring to a boil, add:
1 cup green lentils
2 cups barley or rice
dumplings (spinners: 2:1 flour:water, knead, roll into finger-sized pieces and drop in)

Reduce fire, stir occasionally, add more water/veg broth to keep it soupie. Add 6oz of beer at some point. The cooking progress usually takes about 4 hours before it's ready to eat.

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