If you are using fresh Barlotti beans, remove the beans from the pods until you have 500 grams or approximately 3 cups.
500 grams fresh Borlotti beans
Place your beans in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
While your beans are boiling, in a second large pot heat the olive oil over medium heat and saute the onion for 3 - 5 minutes, until softened. Stir regularly so that your onion does not burn. Add in the carrot and saute for an additional 2 - 3 minutes.
¼ cup olive oil, 1 medium carrot, diced, 1 red onion, diced
Drain your barlotti beans and add them to the pot containing the onions and carrot. Add the water and tomato sauce and cook, uncovered, for 30 - 40 minutes, or until your beans are tender. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!
2¼ cups water, 1¼ cup tomato sauce or passata, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper