Greek Gigantes

In this recipe, the gigantes are slow-cooked in a rich tomato sauce until perfectly creamy and tender. Serve over toasted crusty bread for an easy vegetarian meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 9 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greece
Keyword: beans
Servings: 6
Calories: 80kcal


  • 1 lb dry gigantes beans, soaked overnight
  • 2 medium yellow onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 can cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2 cup vegetarian chicken broth (or water)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Crusty bread
  • black pepper
  • olive oil for serving


  • Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of a large slow cooker.
  • Cook for 4-6 hours on high, or 8-10 hours on low. Taste and add more salt as needed.
  • Serve with toasted crusty bread. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

Photo credit and inspiration: thewanderlustkitchen