I promised this recipe to a friend over six months ago. And yes, she’s still my friend. So I thought well, if I’m going to write it out, I might as well post it on my blog. It’s definitely one of my favourite bean recipes. Absolutely delicious and super easy to make.
500 gr. dried giant white beans (I buy two cans of Large Lima Beans)
3/4 cup olive oil
4 ripe tomatoes (or 1 can diced tomatoes. If you use these add a sprinkling of sugar to the pot)
Parsley, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, sliced (my addition so it’s optional)
The evening before cooking, if you are using dried beans, put them in water to soak. Next day, boil them until they are tender and drain them well. Whether you are using dried or canned, now put the drained beans in a baking dish and add the olive oil, peeled and chopped tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley. Bake for 90 minutes to 2 hours at 200 C (400 F). Serve hot or cold.
From The Greek Cookery – 300 Traditional Recipes