Actually what you mentioned is pretty much what my grandma told me to do over the phone, except without the star anise and black pepper (she didn't tell me to add it but I did anyway). And I didn't have any verdura to top it off. She also told me to add a tiny bit of vinegar
Oh and I used canned beans because I don't remember how to make them. Plus, the moro is the only time I eat beans but only the black one for moro.