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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!!



  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the Chicken broth, if you don’t have any you can use the same amount of water.
  • Add in grated tomatoes and cook for about 15 minutes before adding in the beans.
  • 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. 🙂


  1. 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

    • 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

  2. Diana Tyler (Eccentric Muse)

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

  3. I love anything with beans, this looks awesome !

  4. Loved it

  5. Looks Yummy 🙂

  6. 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?” ;);):)

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

  8. Love beans and it them regularly! Yummy dish Sophie!😋

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

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