2 C Applewood smoked bacon, diced

4 C chicken/ham stock

3 C peeled and crushed Drunken Tomatoes

1 ½ C lima beans

3 C Little Rock Caviar

1 ½ C corn

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

1 medium onion chopped

½ tsp fresh basil, chiffonade

½ tsp fresh mint, chiffonade

1 tsp smoked paprika

½ tsp cracked black pepper

1 bay leaf

1 C sliced okra

In a large saute pan, with a touch of oil, add diced bacon and cook until slightly crispy.

Add the tomatoes, beans, peas, corn, green pepper, onion, caviar, and seasonings. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes.

Add okra; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes longer.

Discard bay leaf before serving.