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Oven baked Giant White Beans (Gigantes sto fourno)

These past few days I have been following a free on-line Food Blogger Bootcamp from Food Blogger Pro, if  you have a moment check out there site fellow food bloggers..:) I followed this because I consider myself to still be knew to all of this, and I knew that I would learn some new tips and tricks that as a food blogger would be helpful to me.   I truly enjoyed the Bootcamp so thank you so much Food Blogger Pro!!!   😉  I have not been able to read everyones posts so I am a bit behind,  I am hoping to catch up on my reading soon.  🙂

I had a small batch of Giant White Beans left in my pantry that we  bought in a small town outside of Athens while we were visiting friends on vacation last year.  They come from a region in Northern Greece called Prespa (Prespes). A beautiful part of Greece that has a gorgeous lake along with some of the most rarest fish and birds that you will love if your a Nature Lover!! 🙂  It is absolutely worth the trip!! 🙂   This area grows the best  beans and most of which are organic.    There is a very small fruit and vegetable market in the town that I mentioned that sells  these beans, so when its time to head back to NL we stop by for some last minute food (beans) shopping. 



This is such a  healthy, delicious, vegetarian meal full of Fibers and Protein! If you find some in your area try out this recipe, I am sure you will love it!!

Ingredients:

300 grams Giant White Beans  (soaked in water overnight)

1 Leek diced

1 Carrot diced

1 Bell Peppers chopped 

1/2 cup Olive Oil

800 grams Chicken Broth

2 Bay Leaves

1 tablespoon Tomato Paste (optional)

4 fresh Tomatoes grated

2 tablespoons Sugar

Salt

Pepper

Sweet Paprika  (optional)

Preparation:

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Soak bean in water overnight.  The following morning drain and add into a large pot of water.  I boil the beans and drain the water they have been boiled in 2 times before cooking them.

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Add 1/2 of the Olive Oil into a pot and toss in the carrot, leek and sauté.  Continue by adding the tomato paste and stir.

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Add the Chicken broth, if you don’t have any you can use the same amount of water.

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Add in grated tomatoes and cook for about 15 minutes before adding in the beans.

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Add in beans, sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, bay leaves and cook for 1/2 in pot.  Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees and in a large baking pan add in the beans along with the Olive Oil that was left over.  Bake in oven for 1 1/2 hrs. or until beans have soften, and sauce has thicken.

Serve either as a main dish or a side dish…it really is up to you.  🙂

Kali Orexi!!! 🙂

Comments (20)

  • PantryPortfolio 6 months ago Reply

    I’ve tried to make these once before and they were so tasty! I love your idea of adding leeks. I’ll try that next time as well. Also, how did you sign up for the bootcamp? That sounds like something I’d enjoy. Thanks! -Deb

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Hi Deb and thank you so much. To be honest I prefer Leek instead of Onions :)..I try to do as much research as I can on Food Blogging and I came across Food Blogger Pro a while back..I received an email from them about this bootcamp. I would like to become a member but at the moment I can’t :(…Check out their site it is Food Blogger Pro 🙂 Sophie

  • Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse) 6 months ago Reply

    Not the biggest fan of beans, but this is healthy and I’ll have to bookmark this recipe as well.

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    🙂

  • Megala 6 months ago Reply

    I love anything with beans, this looks awesome !

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Awww Megala 🙂 Thank you so much once again for your kind words. Huge hugssss

  • mistimaan 6 months ago Reply

    Loved it

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thanks P!!!!! 🙂

  • mynewsdrive 6 months ago Reply

    Looks Yummy 🙂

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much!! 🙂

  • I love beans and love learning new ways to cook them. Thank you so much. It’s a good thing I don’t live any where near you. I’d bring groceries every day, and your hubby would be saying, “Does Margaret have to eat with us every day?” ;);):)

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    hahahahahahahahahahaha….I would have loved having you as a neighbor Margaret….:) Because I already have you as a friend 🙂

    :):):):)

  • dtills 6 months ago Reply

    Looks tasty Sophie, and food blogging bootcamp? That sounds like something I need to do! 🙂

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Hi Dee dee1!! look into Food Blogger Pro…bootcamp is finished now, but become a member if youcan they are very good. I will absolutely register I think after May….for now I can’t 🙁

    dtills 6 months ago

    Will do!

    foodzesty 6 months ago

    🙂

  • Love beans and it them regularly! Yummy dish Sophie!😋

  • Great beans recipe, Sophie! 💞🙃 I can eat them all the time and mainly my husband

    foodzesty 6 months ago Reply

    Thanks sweet Vero Huge hugssss

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