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Tasty Giant Baked Beans With Tomato

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This is a nutritious and wonderfully satisfying vegetarian dish. The name ‘yiyantes’ comes from the Greek word for giant (‘giant beans’). Yiyantes can be cooked a couple of different ways, and in this recipe Eva shows us how to prepare these giant beans in tomato juice baked in the oven (plaki-style).
Ingredients
  Large lima beans 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped finely
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), diced finely
  Carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
  Tomatoes/Tomato juice 2 Medium, crushed
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash lima beans add enough water to soak. Keep it overnight.
2) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

MAKING
3) In a pot pour water to boil and add beans Blanche them for 5 minutes.
4) Simultaneously in a large pan, add olive oil and sauté the onions. Add garlic, carrots, salt and pepper.
5) Remove beans from the heat and drain the water.
6) In a large pan place the beans, add the tomato sauce, 4 cups of water and mix well.
7) Cook beans in the oven for about an hour at 350 degrees.

SERVING
8) Serve as a side dish or as the main meal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Greek
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Lima Bean
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Nutritious and wonderfully satisfying, this vegetarian dish is indeed filling. Giant beans can be cooked a couple of different ways, and in this recipe Eva shows us how to prepare these giant beans in tomato juice baked in the oven (plaki-style).

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