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Greek Baked Giant Beans (Gigantes)

Greek Baked Giant Beans (Gigantes)

Greek Baked Giant Beans (Gigantes)

Recipe by George Zolis
5.0 from 1 vote

Experience the culinary delight of our Greek Giant Beans recipe. From the initial soak to the golden finish in the oven, each step is a symphony of flavors. Sautéed sausages, vibrant vegetables, and a tantalizing tomato sauce create a masterpiece that elevates giant beans to new heights. Delight in every bite as you savor the rich, tender beans baked to perfection. Uncover the secrets of this timeless Greek dish and bring the taste of tradition to your table.

Course: MainCuisine: GreekDifficulty: Easy


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  • 500 g Giant Beans

  • 2000 ml Hot Water

  • 2 Onions, chopped

  • 3 Sausages, sliced

  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped

  • 3 Carrots, sliced

  • 2 Red Peppers, chopped

  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste

  • 2 Tomatoes, blended

  • 1 tsp Sugar

  • 200 g Olive Oil

  • 1/2 bunch Parsley, finely chopped

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Paprika

  • Thyme

Recipe directions

  • Soak the beans in a bowl filled with water overnight.
  • Rinse the soaked giant beans thoroughly.
  • In a pot, add 2 liters of hot water and bring the beans to a gentle boil. Simmer for 40 to 60 minutes until the beans are tender.
  • Drain the beans and transfer them to a baking dish.
  • Place a pot over medium heat, add olive oil. Sauté the sliced sausage until lightly browned. Add chopped onion and a pinch of salt; sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped garlic, sliced carrots, and chopped bell peppers. Sauté until vegetables soften.
  • Stir in blended tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, pepper, thyme, paprika, and a glass of water. Mix well and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Pour the tomato sauce over the giant beans. Spread it evenly, cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 C (390 F) and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the aluminum foil, sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, and bake for an additional 20 minutes until the top is golden.

Recipe video

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Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 37.6g 57%
    • Saturated Fat 7.6g 35%
  • Cholesterol 32mg 11%
  • Sodium 1118mg 47%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1828mg 53%
  • Total Carbohydrate 70.9g 24%
    • Dietary Fiber 19.2g 76%
    • Sugars 23.5g
  • Protein 18.5g 36%
  • Calcium 94%
  • Iron 143%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.