Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fasolia Gigandes

Earlier this month I wrote about my belief that to be frugal, one must also know how to cook. Why? The cost of restaurant or processed foods runs quite high when consumed day after day, month after month, year after year. Not to mention the associated costs from dental and or medical bills. So, in an effort to promote cooking within the frugal ranks, here is another easy recipe. And, it is also quite inexpensive.

Fasolia Gigandes (yee-ghan-tez)
  • boil 1 1/2 pounds large lima beans for 1 hour. Make sure beans are fresh or they will never soften (use a store with a lot of turnover).
  • saute 2 medium onions and 1 glove garlic in 1/2 cup olive oil. Add 3 large tomatoes (peeled) 3/4 cup tomato sauce, 3 tabelsppons parsley, 3 tablespoons dill, dash of salt and pepper, 2 cups water. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add mixture to beans (after draining) in a large baking pot. Bake for 1 hour, 400 degrees.
This pairs well with corn bread, spinach, and pork. Enjoy!

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