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Gigantes Plaki sto Fourno (Baked Giant Beans

Today's lunch Gigantes Plaki (Greek giant beans) in the oven. I am trying to cook for two but it turned out so much, will be giving some to my neighbour and still I think we will be freezing some for next week as well.

Healthy, full of fiber and filling, gigantes plaki (γίγαντες πλακί), is a common mezze all over Greece. Gigantes, or giant white beans, are slow-baked in a tomatoey sauce until they are creamy and caramelized. The beans — also called gigandes, yigandes, elephant beans or butter beans — can be substituted with lima beans. The Turkish version uses red beans. 6 to 8 servings

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