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Beans from Madonna delle Macchie

4.1/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Translation: Fagioli alla Madonna delle Macchie
  • Region: Umbria
Beans from Madonna delle Macchie


  • 1 lb (500gr) Borlotti Beans
  • 6 oz. (170 gr) Lardo di Colonatta
  • Sage
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Orvieto Classico White Wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Suitable Substitutes if you cannot find the beans:
Cranberry Beans, Saluggia, Shell Beans, Crab Eye Beans, Rosecoco Beans, Roman Beans.

Suitable Substitute if you cannot find Lardo:
Find a butcher that can cut prosciutto into very thick slices for you and use the fat. It is a decent substitute. 


  1. Boil the beans, then drain. 
  2. Place oil and garlic in a frying pan and and saute for 5 minutes with the Lardo and sage. 
  3. Add the the beans and cook at low heat with salt and pepper for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour the white wine and allow to evaporate for two minutes.
  5. Serve warm.