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Homemade Gigantes Plaki recipe

Very tasty and super healthy, Gigantes Plaki is a classic Greek vegetarian and vegan dish that can be found in most taverns across Greece during both summer and winter. Our traditional Greek Gigantes Plaki recipe for your enjoyment with the family.
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Gigantes Plaki is a classic Greek vegetarian and vegan dish that can be found in most taverns across Greece during summer and winter. This popular recipe consists of giant beans baked in a homemade tomato sauce and it’s very tasty and super healthy.

This traditional Greek recipe is perfect as a mezze or side dish, and is ideal during Lent!

Ingredients 

-500g x dried butter beans

-1/2 tbsp x Greek extra virgin olive oil

-1 x Spanish onion, finely chopped

-2 x garlic cloves, finely chopped

-2 x tablespoons tomato purée

-800g x ripe tomatoes, grated

-1/2 x teaspoon dried oregano

-2 x tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley

-Salt and Pepper to taste

-2 x cups boiled water

Method

-Soak the beans overnight in plenty of water.

-The next day, preheat oven to 180C.

-Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add onion and garlic, then cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until softened but not browned.

-Add the tomato purée and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add grated tomatoes, oregano, salt, pepper, oregano and simmer for 3 minutes. Rinse beans and stir them into the sauce. Simmer for 3 minutes.

-Tip beans into a large ovenproof dish and add 2 cups of boiled water. Slowly stir with a wooden spoon and bake for approximately 1 hour, tightly covered with baking paper and aluminum foil.

-Uncover and without stirring, allow to bake for another 30 minutes until the beans are tender. The beans will absorb all the flavours and the sauce will thicken.

-Allow to slightly cool and serve.

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