new guinea beanIngredients

  • 2kg New Guinea bean, deseeded, peeled if large, and sliced into half moons.
  • 4 onions sliced
  • several table spoons of good olive oil
  • 8 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • chilli to taste
  • 500gm cherry tomatoes, or whole tomatoes cut into quarters
  • Salt, pepper
  • fresh basil, torn into pieces
  • grated Parmesan


  1. Saute onions and New Guinea bean in good quality olive oil.
  2. Saute garlic and chili.
  3. Add tomato.
  4. Season with salt and pepper, cover with a lid and simmer to extract moisture from the bean.
  5. This becomes your sauce.  Simmer until thickened.  Add torn basil.

cucuzza stewTo Serve

  • Serve with grated Parmesan and garnish with more fresh basil.  Delicious eaten with fresh bread.

Recipe courtesy of Heather Hristovski


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