Spiced Runner Bean Chutney recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 1 hours

Runner beans, onions, vinegar, spices and sugar combine in this fantastic chutney recipe that's the perfect way to use up a glut of summer beans.


  • 1.2kg runner beans, trimmed and chopped
  • 3 large onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 litre malt vinegar
  • 450g caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp. plain flour
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. each curry powder, mustard powder and turmeric


  1. Combine curry powder, mustard powder and turmeric with 2 tbsp. vinegar. Mix well to combine.

  2. Put the rest of the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a large saucepan. Boil until the sugar dissolves, then add the onions and runner beans and boil until tender, around 20-30 minutes.

  3. Add the flour and the spiced vinegar and bring to the boil. Cook until thickened and chunky then spoon into sterilised jars.

For extra spice, add a fresh chilli or two. Recipe makes around 4 lb of chutney.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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