Flat bean mash

This flat bean stew is deliciously creamy and extra tasty with mustard and bacon. Can also be a very delicious vegetarian dish without bacon.

40 minutes 4 people Main course
Flat bean mash


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  • 1 kg of floury potatoes
  • 600 grams of flat beans
  • 150 grams of smoked bacon
  • 2 onions
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • dash of milk
  • knob of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
Flat bean mash ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • large pan
  • potato peeler
  • potato masher
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • medium-sized pan
  • medium-sized skillet
  • wooden spoon


40 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation – 20 minutes

Fill a large saucepan with water and salt and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop the potatoes. Cook the potato in about 15 minutes, the exact cooking time depends on the size of the pieces.

Fill a medium saucepan with water and salt and bring to a boil. Remove the ends of the flat beans and cut them into thin pieces. Peel and finely chop the onions.

Flat bean mash
Flat bean mash

Finishing the flat bean mash – 20 minutes

Fry the bacon in a medium-sized skillet for a few minutes. Sauté the onions for a few more minutes and set aside.

Cook the flat beans in the medium-sized pan for a few minutes, making sure they are not overcooked. They are best when they are al dente.

Drain the potatoes and mash them roughly with a potato masher. Stir in the flat beans and fried bacon and onions.

Create a smooth mash with a good splash of milk and a knob of butter. Season with nutmeg, pepper, salt and a tablespoon of mustard. Serve with a smoked sausage if you like, enjoy!

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