°450 g dried mixed beans
°2 teaspoons olive oil
°120g smoked, spotted or bacon, cut into cubes
°1 medium onion chopped
°2 chopped carrots
°4 garlic cloves
°1 small green bell pepper, cut into cubes
°2 celery stalks chopped
°2 green onions cut into cubes
°60g finely chopped coriander
°180 ml tomato sauce
°a little ground cumin
°a pinch of salt
°1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
°1 sprig of rosemary
°2 sprigs thyme
steps: 1. Rinse beans also soak them overnight.
Discard the soaking water the next day and put the new water to boil in a saucepan.
Cook the beans, uncovered, for an hour over a medium heat.
Reduce the heat, cover and leave the mixture for an hour, stirring occasionally.