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.
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
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Place the butter beans in a large saucepan. Pour enough water to fill to 5cm above top of the beans. Allow to soak overnight.
Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
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.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water if the mixture appears dry.