Greek Gigantes Plaki

This was inspired by Greek Gigantes Plaki but adjusted to simplify the cooking for a single portion. The Gigantes Beans are replaced by the easily obtainable broad beans. Plaki apparently refers to the style of cooking with olive oil, garlic, onions, tomatoes and parsley. I have used oregano (commonly used in Greek cuisine) instead of parsley because I like it.


For 1 Continued...
2 - 3 tbspn oil ½ tspn black pepper
60 gm onion (prepared weight) 1 x 220 gm tin butter beans
2 garlic cloves (10 gm) 2 - 3 tspn dried oregano to taste
1 tspn paprika 1 veg stock cube
1 x 230 gm tin chopped tomato water as required
1 tspn tomato purée  


Cooking - about 30 min

  1. Heat the oil in a suitable saucepan over a low heat, add the onion and garlic and fry, stirring regularly, for 5 min.
  2. Stir in the paprika.
  3. Add the chopped tomato, tomato purée, black pepper, butter beans, oregano and crush in the stock cube.
  4. Stir well and add a little water as required.
  5. Cook covered, stirring regularly, for 20 - 25 min, adding a little water as required to prevent drying.


  1. Serve with a bread roll, flavoured flatbread or other bread of choice.

I'd like to know if you enjoyed this so please email – also feel free to ask for help.
The main ingredients
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The finished meal

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