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Gigantes Plaki


2 tbsp of olive oil

750g tomatoes, skin off, roughly chopped

2 x cans of butter beans

1 white onion, chopped finely

2 garlic cloves, chopped finely

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp sugar

½ tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp parsley


1. Heat the oven to 180°c/160°c fan/gas 4

2. Boil a kettle, place the tomatoes in a large pan and pour on the boiled water. Leave for 5 mins then place them in cold water.

3. Heat oil in large pan and add the onions on a low/medium heat.

4. Fry for 8 – 10 minutes.

5. Add the garlic for 1 min.

6. Add tomato puree and stir for 1 min.

7. Add all remaining ingredients and stir in for 5 mins, adding the beans half-way through.

8. Put into a large oven proof dish and put into the oven for 1 hour.

9. Remove from the oven, add a drizzle of virgin olive oil, and serve


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