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Giant Greek Lima Beans

December 25, 2016

I am always replicating my favorite restaurant dishes at home and these Lima beans are one of my absolute obsessions. I first had them on a date with my now husband (around 12 years ago) at Avra Estiatorio in New York City. We ordered a TON of food but these stuck out as being the most insanely delicious vegetable dish I've ever tasted. When I came upon a bag of large lima beans at the supermarket yesterday, I knew I had to make them! 

 

Giant Greek Lima Beans 

1 bag large Lima beans 

1 red onion, sliced

3 cloves garlic 

1 jar tomato sauce, I use homemade but an organic, low sodium jar is also good

2 tbsp oil

Water, if needed, to thin sauce 

Salt and pepper, to taste

4-5 sprigs thyme, optional 

2/3 sprigs Rosemary, optional

First quick soak the beans- place beans with cold water to cover in a pot. Bring up to a boil and boil 2-3 minutes. Then shut off, cover and let sit 1 hour. This method will make the beans much more digestible (I get crazy stomach aches from beans that have not been properly soaked). 

Throw all ingredients into a roaster and cook about 2 hours until beans are soft. 

 

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