Gigantes Plaki Recipe

Gigantes plaki (Greek baked beans)

  • serves 4
  • Easy

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

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*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Ingredients

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

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 276
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturates 4.8g
  • Carbs 26.4g
  • Sugars 11.7g
  • Fibre 10.5g
  • Protein 15g
  • Salt 0.8g
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