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Fasolakia Yiyantes Sto Fourno (Oven-Baked Giant White Beans)

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  • 2 lb Dried giant white beans
  • 2 c Oil
  • 1 Head of garlic
  • 3 Onions, med., chopped
  • 1 tb Celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c Parsley, minced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 c Hot water
  • 1 3/4 lb Tomatoes, peeled,strained OR
  • 1 tb Tomato paste + 1 1/2 c water
  • Addt'l water as needed


Wash the beans, place in water, and soak them overnight. Drain them, then place in a pot of fresh cold salted water; cook for 45 min.; drain. Meanwhile, place oil, garlic, and onions in a baking pan and bake in preheated 350 F. oven until golden. Add beans, celery, parsley, salt & pepper, and hot water. Bake 30 min. longer. Remove from oven, stir the beans, pour in tomatoes (or diluted tomato paste). Return to oven and bake until only the oil remains.