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Greek Baked Beans

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  • Author: Kara Lydon
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Delicious, comforting, easy and budget-friendly, these Greek baked beans are made in the slow cooker for convenience! Set it and forget it.


  • 1 pound dry Gigantes beans (or dry lima beans), soaked overnight or for at least for 8 hours
  • 1 yellow onion, diced (approx 2 cups)
  • 3 stalks celery, diced (approx 1 cup)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon ground oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Greek olive oil
  • Optional, for serving: fresh baked bread, feta cheese


  1. Place all ingredients: beans, onion, celery, garlic, tomatoes, oregano, thyme, bay leaves, salt, water, and olive oil in the slow cooker. Cook on low until beans are tender, about 8 hours.
  2. Optional: serve with fresh baked bread and feta cheese.


  1. You can find gigantes beansĀ on Amazon but I would imagine a Greek specialty food market would carry them as well.
  2. If you can’t easily find gigantes beans, you can substitute lima beans.
  3. Be sure to soak the beans overnight so beans are tender after cooking. If you don’t soak the beans first, you may find the beans are still not tender after 8 hours.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: greek baked beans, greek beans slow cooker, greek beans in crockpot