Dilly Gigantes Plaki Greek Baked Beans

8
Servings
1d
Prep Time
3h
Cook Time
1d 3h
Ready In


"Another version a lent dish can use less garlic"

Original recipe yields 8 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (180.8 g)
  • Calories 140.1
  • Total Fat - 9.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 330.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.7 g
  • Protein - 2.6 g
  • Calcium - 82.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Cook the beans,place them in a large pot and add enough water to cover.

Step 2

Bring the water to a boil and then turn the heat down and let the beans gently simmer for approximately 50 to 60 minutes,

Step 3

Or until the beans are mostly tender and soft, but not at all mushy.

Step 4

Once done,

Step 5

Drain the beans and set them aside being sure to save the cooking liquid.

Step 6

Meanwhile

Step 7

Heat a large ovenproof skillet , over medium heat.

Step 8

Then add the olive oil, followed by the onions, carrots and celery.

Step 9

Let cook for 10 minutes or so, or until soft and translucent

Step 10

Add the garlic and chile flakes and cook for about 30 seconds.

Step 11

Then add the tomato paste, cooking for about a minute before adding the tomatoes, oregano, paprika and bay leaves.

Step 12

Turn the heat down and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes or so, or until the sauce starts to thicken.

Step 13

Meanwhile

Step 14

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 15

Once the sauce is ready, add the fresh parsley and dill and taste for seasoning.

Step 16

Transfer them both to an ovenproof casserole or baking dish.

Step 17

Next,

Step 18

Add about a cup of the cooking liquid — enough liquid to just cover the beans.

Step 19

Bake for the beans for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Check the beans occasionally,

Step 20

Adding more liquid more liquid if the mixture seems too dry.

Step 21

Once done, the liquid should be mostly evaporated and the beans should be tender, but not too dry

Step 22

At the end,

Step 23

The oven temperature can be turned up to 400°F (200°C) for the last 10 minutes or so.

Step 24

This will allow any excess sauce to reduce and it will also crisp up the top nicely.

Tips & Variations


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