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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 161.0
  • Total Fat: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 520.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g

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Greek-Style Butter Beans

Submitted by: SROSPENDA

Introduction

In Greece, they're called "Gigantes" because of the large size of the beans. As with most Greek cooking, making Gigantes is time consuming and loaded with olive oil. This is a quicker, healthier substitute with much of the flavor preserved. In Greece, they're called "Gigantes" because of the large size of the beans. As with most Greek cooking, making Gigantes is time consuming and loaded with olive oil. This is a quicker, healthier substitute with much of the flavor preserved.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 tbsp Olive Oil
    1 clove Garlic, minced
    1 small onion, diced
    1 15oz can butter beans, drained
    1 15oz can diced tomatoes.
    1 tsp dried dill weed
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Makes 4 1-cup servings.

1. Heat Olive Oil in pan over medium-low heat. Add in garlic and onion and cook until translucent.

2. Add remaining ingredients to the pan and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SROSPENDA.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This really great!! and sooo Simple! I used fresh dill because I love it and 1 really large shallot because I was out of regular onions. I served it with a toasted whole wheat pita that I warmed in a pan with pam...YUM!
    Thank You for sharing - 5/26/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm looking forward to trying this healthier version of one of my favorite dishes. My old recipe for greek beans used 2/3 cup of oil! However I will probably continue to use fresh parsley instead of the dried dill when I have it. - 2/25/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. It's so simple and tasty.

    I've even added different things here and there to change it up a bit. I really liked it when I added a can of corn. - 9/3/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. The only thing I would change is to drain the can tomatoes a little. - 7/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy. Will make it soon, thanks - 1/19/09

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  • I didn't have onion, but I made this using fresh dill (also added a bit of lemon juice) and it was SO delicious! Served as a side to Chef Meg's Greek Turkey burger. Made for a very yummy meal! Definite repeat! - 7/1/11

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  • Wonderful! - 10/2/10

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  • this sounds very good; we love butter beans and we will definitely try this version. - 8/9/10

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  • This was so good the first time I had to come back to get the recipe again so we can have it tonight. - 4/26/10

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  • This was a flavorful dish. Will definitely made again, and may try adding the corn as suggested in comments. Thanks - 3/3/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Add small red chilli choped very fine when cooking the onions and garlic. - 8/22/11

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