Fall in love with Greek baked beans (Gigantes Plaki) - butter beans, onions, celery, carrots, garlic and spices baked in spicy, creamy tomato sauce.
1 onion, diced 2 carrots, diced small 2 celery ribs, diced small 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. chili flakes 2 tbsp. tomato paste 1 15 oz. can tomatoes ( puree the tomatoes ) 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. smoked paprika 3 bay leaves 1/3 cup fresh flat leafed parsley, chopped 2 Tbsp. fresh dill chopped 3 15 oz. cans butter beans or lima beans ( Be sure to reserve the liquid )
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots and celery. Let the mirepoix cook for 10 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent (a bit of color is ok). If the veggies start to stick, ...