Runner Bean Chutney Recipe

runner bean chutney

Runner Bean Chutney submitted by Gina

An old favourite recipe of my mother-in-law.

A good way to help to keep up with the runner bean glut!

Ingredients for Runner Bean Chutney:

  • 2 lbs runner beans
  • 4 or 5 onions
  • 1 ½ lbs demerara sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons english mustard powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 ½ pints malt vinegar

Method for Runner Bean Chutney:

  1. Peal onions and cut  small.
  2. Slice beans and boil together with onions in salted water until both are tender.
  3. Strain and drain well then cut up small or put through mincer.
  4. Add sugar and 1 ¼ pints vinegar and boil for 15 minutes.
  5. Mix turmeric, mustard and cornflour with the remaining vinegar add to the bean & onions
  6. Boil for another 15 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool and put into sterilised jars.

Serve with cold meats or cheese.  For the best flavour, allow to mature for at least 6 to 8 weeks before use.

Like most chutneys, kept in properly sterilized and sealed jars this will keep for at least a year in a cool dark place. Once opened, keep in the fridge and try to use within 4 weeks.

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55 comments on “Runner Bean Chutney Recipe
  1. lynda says:

    I’ve just made this for the first time and now its cool had a quick taste. I can taste vinegar is this normal also it looks more like soup texture than chutney. Is there anything I can do to resolve this?

  2. Dee says:

    I made a batch of this yesterday and added some mango chutney – for a kick. Unfortunately the result is a very strong brown, sweet, thick like, saucey, chutney. Can I dilute it some way, maybe by adding more runner beans or other veg? Help? I do not want to throw it all away.

  3. deb says:

    Does any one know if this recipe works with french beans as well as runners – have been picking french beans all summer and they are still cropping! – I would love to find a different recipe to use them in as my husband is getting tired of the question “which beans would you like tonight – french or runners?”

  4. Rob says:

    Due to open first jar in a weeks time. Couldn’t wait. It was fantastic. Has a nice but not too hot tangy taste. First jar is almost gone, will be struggling to make the rest of the jars last till Christmas. Liked the short time it took to make it.

  5. Liz says:

    I found this recipe 2 years ago and made the chutney; I was just checking it out again to refresh my memory.
    Thank you for posting it. It is the most delicious chutney I have ever tasted.

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