Macedonian Style Baked Beans {Tavce Gravce}




4 cups Great Northern Beans , washed and cleaned according to the directions on the package
3 tablespoons Canola Oil
1 large onion , quartered
2 dried whole chili peppers
1 tablespoon salt
1 large onion , sliced into 1/8-inch thick rounds
salt and pepper to taste
Chopped parsley
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons paprika


-Place the beans in a 5-qt. or 6-qt. pot and cover with water about 2 inches above the beans.
-Pour in the oil.
-Add in the quartered onions and dried chili peppers
-Cook the beans over medium-high heat until soft, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
-Stir often and add warm water as it evaporates. You are looking for a stew-like consistency.

Once the beans are cooked, prepare the roux. Do not remove beans from heat

-Slightly heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
-Stir in the paprika and keep stirring until just thoroughly combined and fragrant.
-Pour the roux into the pot with the beans and stir.
-Mix in a tablespoon of salt and continue to boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
-Remove from heat.
-Preheat oven to 400.
-Carefully pour the beans into a large casserole dish, a dutch oven, or a large clay pot. You don’t want to pour in all the water; add enough water to barely cover the beans.
-Place the sliced rounds of onions and the cooked chili peppers on top as garnish.
-Taste for salt and pepper.
-Bake the beans for 30 minutes, or until a crusty layer forms on top of the beans.
-Remove and let cool 15 minutes before serving.
-Add chopped parsley for garnish.


You can enjoy Tavce Gravce as a side dish to any meal, or as a meal on its own with a side-salad sprinkled with white sheep cheese or feta cheese, and a loaf of crusty bread.


Calories: 290 kcal | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 876 mg | Potassium: 426 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 895 IU | Vitamin C: 3.2 mg | Calcium: 71 mg | Iron: 2.3 mg


Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.




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