Green Bean Pickle

This recipe reminds me of one my dear grandmother used to make more than fifty years ago – Ian. DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: Medium INGREDIENTS
  • 1 kg dwarf, french or runner beans, sliced
  • 500 grams brown sugar
  • 625 grams onions, peeled and chopped
  • 900 mL malt vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons cornflour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  1. Cook the sliced beans in salted water until just soft, then drain.
  2. Cook the chopped onions in a cup of the vinegar until soft and transparent.
  3. Place beans, onions and sugar in pan with rest of vinegar and boil for 15 minutes.
  4. Mix the mustard, turmeric, salt and cornflour with a little cold water and add to the pan.
  5. Bring to boil and cook for further 15 minutes until thick, stirring if necessary to prevent scorching. Do not overcook.
  6. Spoon into warm sterilised jars and seal immediately.

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