Palirria Baked Giant Beans in Tomato Sauce
Palirria Baked Giant Beans are a traditional Greek food that’s perfect as part of a meal or for including in your favorite Greek recipes. The butter beans used in Baked Giant Beans in Tomato Sauce have been specially selected for their excellent texture and taste and have been cooked in fine tomatoes with dill, parsley, and onions, creating a smooth sauce.
Delicious as a gourmet treat served on toast as part of breakfast or brunch, or as part of a larger meal at dinner or suppertime, these giant tinned beans bring a real taste of Greece to your table. They also work well on their own in a dish as part of a tapas-style meal for a midweek treat or a special celebration.
3 cups butter beans (if dried, soak them overnight)
1 large onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon of mustard
2 tablespoons tomato paste
5-6 large tomatoes
1 tsp of brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
After soaking your beans, place them in a saucepan and bring them to a boil. Let them cook until they’re tender.
While your beans are cooking, heat the olive oil in a saucepan, or a small pot, caramelize the onions, this will take time, then add the garlic. Add the mustard and tomato paste after this. Stir it in and allow the onion, brown sugar, bay leaf and garlic to absorb the sauces, before adding the tomatoes.
Add the beans in, and mix well. Salt and pepper as you’d like. Transfer the food into an ovenproof dish, and let it bake for around 45 minutes. Serve on toast. Top with parsley.