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“Plaki” (baked) giant beans

  • Cooking time1 hour
  • Prep time8 hour
  • Servings4 portions
recipe image “Plaki” (baked) giant beans


  • 500 gr. giant beans
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 leeks, sliced
  • 2 baked Florina peppers, sliced
  • 1 bunch of dill, minced
  • 200 ml. Altis Chania Crete Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon concentrated tomato juice
  • 1 laurel leaf
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt
  • Paprika


      1. We soak the giant beans in lukewarm water for 8 hours or overnight.
      2. We boil the giant beans in plenty of water with the laurel leave and the onion, until they become mushy and soft; we add warm water if necessary.
      3. After boiling the giant beans, we drain them and place them in a large baking pan.
      4. We preheat the oven at 180°C and prepare the sauce.
      5. We saute all the vegetables in a little olive oil for 5 min., and we add the concentrated tomato juice, peppers, sugar, salt and pepper. Finally, we pour the olive oil and 600 ml. water.
      6. After bringing the sauce to a boil 2-3 times, we pour it over the beans and bake them at 180°C until the sauce becomes thick and the beans become mushy, for approx. 1 hour, and then we serve.
      - We can add a little bukovo, if we want a spicy taste