Baked Giant Lima Beans – Gigantes


Baked Giant Lima Beans – Gigantes

By Magda Dapontes, Massapequa, NY


1 lb. Giant Lima beans

1 Onion diced

4 Garlic cloves, chopped

1 Can of your favorite tomato sauce, or fresh tomato finely chopped

4 Tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley

Salt and pepper to taste


  • Soak the beans in 6 cups of water overnight
  • Discard soaking water
  • Boil the beans in 8 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of salt for 90 minutes – Strain the beans and set aside. Beans should be ready to eat
  • In a separate dish sauté chopped onion, garlic and stir in the tomato sauce. Add the pepper and salt
  • In an oven-proof pan toss the beans and the mixture of garlic, onion and sauce until all the beans are covered with the sauce
  • Pre-heat the oven at 375 and bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes
  • Remove from the pan and place the beans in a nice serving platter
  • Sprinkle with the fresh parsley

The beans can be served as side dish with meat or as a buffet item


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