My mom’s side of the family is Greek which lucky for me means I’ve eaten a lot of Greek food in my lifetime. The smell of spanakopita (spinach pie) means its Christmas, biting into a gyro means I’m at my Greek church’s summer festival, and heating up Fasoulatha (bean soup) usually means its chilly outside.
I can’t take credit for this recipe. It has been passed down by the women in my family. I hope you enjoy it as much as we have 🙂
1 bag Great Northern beans
3 quarts water
1 1/2 onion, chopped
3 ribs celery, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3-4 tbsp olive oil
8 oz can tomato sauce
1-2 bay leaves
1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp oregano
salt & pepper to taste
- Soak beans in water overnight, then discard the water.
- Saute onions, celery, carrots, and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes.
- Add water, tomato sauce, beans, bay leaf, salt + pepper.
- Simmer 1 1/2 – 2 hours until beans are tender.
- Add parsley and oregano.
- Simmer 15 minutes.