Vegan Mofo Day 12: Greek Gigantes (Baked Giant Beans)

Greek gigantes

Ingredients

500 grams/1 pound dry giant beans

1 large onion thinly sliced

4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

½ cup olive oli

1 celery stalk thinly sliced

4 large ripe tomatoes, thinly chopped

½ tsp sugar

2 bay leaves

1 cup chopped parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

Greek giant beans - baked

Soak the dry giant beans overnight. Drain and rinse the beans. Place the beans and the bay leaves in a big pot with lots of water and boil for 40 minutes. Drain and place the beans in a baking pan. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a pot and sauté the onion and celery for few minutes. Add sugar, tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes over low medium heat. Pour the sauce over the giant beans. Add one cup of water and drizzle a bit of olive oil. Bake in preheated oven in 200C/400F for about 40 minutes. Serve with warm bread! Enjoy!

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