Giant Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

Giant Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

March 20, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed. 


Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce

The recipe used to make our Giant Baked Beans in Tomato sauce is based on a traditional Greek dish called gigandes plaki – of course, we’ve taken some recipe-torial liberties, as we are wont to do. Here, our supplier begins with cannellini beans grown in Northern Greece, soaking and boiling them until they’re plump, soft, and on the giant side (for beans…). Once cooked, they’re combined with a savory tomato sauce that’s rich in herbs like parsley and dill, and further seasoned with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. This richly-flavored mixture is then baked, allowing the flavors to mingle and marry in the most merry manner. This concoction is a ready-made side dish you can heat in a jiffy and serve with fish or poultry. It’s also delicious at room temperature, as part of a mezze platter with feta cheese, Dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), and other Greek-inspired delights.

You might expect a recipe like this to be in our refrigerated case, or at the very least, in a fancy jar in the grocery aisle. Nope. Our supplier has packed Trader Joe’s Giant Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce in a squat, 9.6 ounce can. Yes, a can. We stand by the can, especially since it’s part of the reason we can offer these Beans at such a great price. You’ll find them on our grocery shelves, where each 9.6 ounce can is $1.99, every day. And because our supplier in Greece is making them exclusively for us, you won’t find them anywhere else.

Ingredients: Cannellini Beans, Tomato Sauce (onions, water, diced tomato [tomato, tomato juice, citric acid {acidifier}], tomato paste, salt, soy oil, dil, sugar, parsley, crushed red pepper, black pepper), Soy Oil.

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