Greek Style Baked Beans

Greek Style Baked Beans


Yield: Makes 6-8 servings

Nutrition (For 1 serving)

Protein 17 g;
Fat 11 g;
4 cupsWHITE PEA BEANS, soaked and cooked1 L
1/4 cupolive oil50 mL
2onions, chopped2
2cloves garlic, minced2
1can (7 1/2 oz./213 mL) tomato sauce1
1 1/2 cupswater375 mL
3 tbsphoney50 mL
1bay leaf1
1 tsporegano5 mL
1/8 tsppowdered cloves0.5 mL
1/2 cupfeta cheese, cubed (optional)125 mL
1/4 cupgrated parmesan cheese50 mL

In a medium saucepan heat oil, add onions and garlic, saute 3-5 minutes until onion is soft. Add tomato sauce, water, vinegar, honey and seasonings; simmer 5 minutes. In shallow greased 2 qt (2 L) baking dish mix beans and sauce. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven uncovered 50 minutes. Add water if mixture becomes dry. Remove bay leaf, stir in feta cheese. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake 10 minutes more. Serve with shish-kebob and salad.

Microwave Directions:
In a 2 qt. (2 L) micro-proof casserole combine oil, onions and garlic; cover and heat at 100% power for 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, water, vinegar, honey, seasonings and beans. Heat uncovered at 100% power for 45-60 minutes until beans become tender. Stir every 15 minutes. Cover, add water if mixture becomes dry. Remove bay leaf, stir in feta cheese, sprinkle with parmesan on top. Heat uncovered at 50% power until cheese starts to melt.