"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste
lima beans, navy beans, split peas, pinto beans, black eyed peas, lentils, barley, kidney beans, 1-2 ham hocks, 1 large chopped onion, 1 #21/2 size can tomatoes, 1 tsp. chili powder, juice of 1 lemon, salt and pepper to taste.
wash beans and place in a large kettle. Cover with water 2 inches above beans and soak overnight. Drain beans in the morning and add 2 quarts water and ham hocks. simmer slowly for 3 hours. Add remaining ingredients, remove hocks and cut meat off and return the meat to the soup. Continue cooking slowly for another hour.
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