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Gigantes Plaki

Gigantes Plaki

These Greek style beans are creamy, soft, herby and tomato-y and a fabulous comfort food.  A bit of time chopping and stirring then into the oven for a couple of hours for delicious magic to work.

If you don't have a Dutch oven, use a heavy based large saucepan and transfer to a large oven proof dish and cover tightly with foil before placing in the oven. Make sure in either case, it is covered tightly. Put a layer of foil under the lid of necessary.

 

SERVES: 6-10 as part of a bigger meal

TIME: 30 minutes plus 2 hours in oven

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 medium onions, chopped

3 celery stalks, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 cup Cockatoo Grove Organic Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1 tsp dried oregano (or 2 tsp fresh)

1 tsp cinnamon powder

2 medium sized fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped

2 tins (440g each) chopped tomatoes

 

1 tin (1.2kg) giant lima beans (gigantes), drained. (Found in continental delis and some supermarkets)

Parsley, chopped, to serve, alongside a big, Greek Salad!

 

METHOD:

Turn oven onto 180C.

Stir onions, celery and garlic in large Dutch oven with olive oil, over medium heat, until soft. 

Add tomato paste, oregano and cinnamon and stir for a minute.

Add fresh and tinned tomatoes, sitr thoroughly and cook until hot.

Add drained beans and stir them gently through the sauce.

Place lid on tightly then cook in oven for 2 hours.

 

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