Fasolia gigantes - Greek giant baked beans in tomato sauce

Fasolia gigantes - Greek giant baked beans in tomato sauce


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About this recipe: This traditional Greek recipe, can be found served as a meze dish in Greek and Mediterranean restaurants. It's a delicious baked bean recipe in tomato sauce, using butter beans. You can substitute the dill for parsley, if you prefer.


Serves: 8 

  • 450g dried butter beans
  • 2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes with juice
  • 250ml olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr50min  ›  Extra time:8hr soaking  ›  Ready in:10hr 

  1. Place the butter beans in a large saucepan. Pour enough water to fill to 5cm above top of the beans. Allow to soak overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  3. Place the saucepan over medium heat; bring to the boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 20 minutes; drain. Pour the beans into a 23x33cm baking dish. Add the tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt and dill; stir.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water if the mixture appears dry.

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great recipe! Reminded me of my holidays! - 16 Aug 2011

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