Thursday, February 21, 2019

Greece - Gigantes Plaki

This dish is traditionally made using Greek Gigantes beans but I'm substituting butter beans as I couldn't get any Gigantes. It looks really delicious, especially to JD who loves all things beans!


2 cans butter beans
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 stick celery
1 clove garlic
1 onion
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup hot water
salt and pepper

This recipe couldn't be easier. Chop up the garlic, celery and onion as finely as you can. Drain the butter beans. Now, just add all the ingredients to a casserole dish.

 Stir well and cover it in foil. Cook on 180C for 2 hours.

Stir every 30 minutes to stop anything sticking to the base of your dish. Remove the foil for the last 30 minutes of cooking. Top with some crumbled feta cheese and chopped parsley.

These beans were beautiful. The sauce had reduced down and was thickly coating the butter beans. The taste was so comforting and warming. We'll be having these again since it's so easy to make them too. Lovely!

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