3 cups dried borlotti beans
2 middle bacon rashers, rind removed, chopped (optional)
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons paprika
½ cup roughly chopped fresh coriander leaves
Extra diced tomato, fresh coriander leaves and sliced green onions, to serve
Rinse beans well under cold water. Drain. Place in a large heavy-based saucepan. Add bacon and garlic. Stir to combine. Cover with cold water (about 4 cups). Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour 10 minutes or until beans are tender.
Stir in tomato, onion and paprika. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in coriander. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve sprinkled with diced tomato, coriander leaves and green onion.