slow cooked beans

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The Meal to Make When You're Talking About The Iliad or The Odyssey (or You Just Love Greek Food)
We're huge fans of the classic taverna dinner of grilled or roasted meat wrapped up in a pita, but we've fallen hard for this vegetarian dish you can make in your slow cooker. Just simmer a big pot of white beans in a savory tomato sauce and then sprinkle it with tangy feta cheese. It takes about eight hours to cook, so you can start it in the morning and forget about it until dinnertime (leaving you a full day to finish the book).

Get the recipe: Giant Beans in Tomato Sauce