Satisfying and superhealthy, enjoy at room temperature as part of a meze, or on top of toasted sourdough.
A traditional Greek Gigantes beans recipe (gigantes plaki), made of ‘giant’ beans baked in a tomato sauce with a unique taste!
*500 g / 1 pound Greek giant beans , soaked for 12 hours, drained
*2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
*2 medium onions, finely chopped
*1/2 cup Greek Olive oil
*500 g / 1 pound of ripe tomatoes, peeled, finely chopped
*4-5 carrots, sliced ( optional )
*1 tsp salt
*freshly ground pepper
*2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
*2 cups water
Add the beans to a pot with enough cold water to cover well.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook at a slow boil for 1 hour.
Drain and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 325F (160C).
In a pan heat the olive oil and sauté the onion and garlic until soft.
Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, parsley, and water, and allow to boil for 10-30 minutes, until it begins to thicken.
Place the beans in a pan, add the carrots, tomato mixture, stir and spread mixture out evenly.
Bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until beans are soft. Remove from the oven, cover, and allow to cool.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve warm or at room temperature.