Packaged mixes of dried beans can be found in specialty and health food stores. Or just combine a number of types of dried beans yourself—the actual number of different kinds is not all that important.
Combine the onions, oil, and about 1 tablespoon of water in a nonreactive large, wide nonstick saucepan; cook over low heat until the onions are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and garlic; cook, stirring, until the carrots soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the paprika, marjoram, and hot chili pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer. Add the tomato pa