Greek Baked Giant Beans/ Gigantes plaki.

You can cook Greek Baked Giant Beans/ Gigantes plaki using 11 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Greek Baked Giant Beans/ Gigantes plaki

  1. Prepare 1 lb of lima beans.
  2. Prepare 2 of celery stalks with leaves.
  3. You need 1 of onion, grated.
  4. Prepare 6 of garlic cloves.
  5. You need 25 oz of plum tomatoes.
  6. It’s 2 tbsp of honey.
  7. You need 1/4 tsp of ground cloves.
  8. It’s 1/4 cup of chopped parsley.
  9. It’s 2 of beefsteak (large) tomatoes, thinly sliced.
  10. You need of oregano.
  11. Prepare of salt and pepper.

Greek Baked Giant Beans/ Gigantes plaki step by step

  1. Soak gigantes over night (12-24 hours). Change the water three times in the process. Drain in coriander next morning..
  2. In a large pot, boil the beans with two stalks of celery for about an hour..
  3. In another pot, add olive and cook onion till translucent. Add garlic next and cook for less than a minute on low heat. Add the tomatoes with liquid, a cup of water, honey and cloves. Bring to a boil for 20-30 minutes till sauce thickens..
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. When the beans are ready, reserve a cup of the water and then drain beans. Add the beans to a dish. Pour the sauce over the beans. Season with oregano, salt and pepper and pour in reserved water. Slice tomatoes and place over the beans. Bake for one hour, checking periodically..
  5. Let cool 10 minutes and enjoy.

By Debra McCollins

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