It’s that time again –


Every year it gets to a point when you just can’t keep up with the beans and you just have to pick them all and make some chutney.

So far I’ve made 8 jars…I’ve only used 1/2 a baskets worth!

If you fancy giving this a go, here’s the recipe –

900g Runner beans – sliced and chopped into bite size pieces

700g of onions – chopped

850ml malt vinegar

40g cornflour

1 tablespoon mustard powder

1 tablespoon turmeric

225g soft brown sugar

450g Demerara sugar

  • Put your chopped onions in a large pan (I use a jam pan for this recipe) with 275ml of vinegar. Simmer until onions are soft, approx 20mins.
  • In in another pan part cook the sliced beans in a pan with boiling water and a pinch of salt.
  • After 5mins drain the beans and add to the onions.
  • Next, make a paste with the cornflour, mustard and turmeric with a little splash of vinegar. Add this to the beans and onions.
  • Give your mixture a good stir and then add the rest of the vinegar.
  • Simmer for 10mins. Then add all sugar. Stir until dissolved, then simmer for another 15mins.
  • Then carefully pot up in sterilised jars.
  • Keep these in a cool place for around a month before enjoying with cold meats, cheese or a nice pork pie!

I hope your enjoy this as much as we do!


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