Two boxes (or bags) of beans, preferably different, soaked overnight and drained
Garlic, chopped or crushed, browned in olive oil, one head / large several onions, chopped fine and browned as well
Sweet peppers, various colors, chopped and browned
Mushrooms, chopped and browned
Carrots, six to ten, chopped to bite size pieces
Other vegetables – broccoli, zuchini, tomatos, etc
Make as vegetarian. in a separate pot, fry chopped bacon. add soup to this pot to make a meat version.
Cook beans and browned vegetables for several hours (say 6), add other vegetables one to two hours before first serving.