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Gigantes plaki

Gigantes plaki (Greek baked beans)

Published: April 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Ready in under an hour, this Greek one-pot is packed with plenty of fresh flavours as well as protein and fibre, making it a healthy vegetarian meal idea with less than 300 calories

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal276
fat10g
saturates4.8g
carbs26.4g
sugars11.7g
fibre10.5g
protein15g
salt0.8g
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Try this Greek one-pot, then check out our Greek salad, chicken gyros, chicken souvlaki and moussaka. or pick your favourite from our easy Greek recipes to create a Mediterranean-style spread.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatos
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • a large pinch dried oregano
  • 660g jar large butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 125g feta, crumbled, to serve
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 slices toasted sourdough, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Heat the oil in a large ovenproof frying pan or shallow casserole, then gently cook the onion and garlic with a pinch of salt for 10 minutes or until the onion is soft. Stir in the tomato purée and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomatoes, cinnamon, oregano and beans, 250ml of just-boiled water and some seasoning, and bring to a simmer. Put into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until thickened and bubbling.

  • STEP 2

    Top with crumbled feta and chopped parsley, and serve with toasted sourdough, if you like. Make your own sourdough with our step-by-step guide here.

    Sourdough Starter Recipe for Sourdough Bread
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