You& find gigante beans in Mediterranean stores or at specialty food markets. If they aren& available, substitute a white bean such as Great Northern or flageolets. Beans are a good source of fiber and protein.
Emeril Lagasse’s Smoked Sausage and Black-Eyed Peas - made for New Years dinner, soooo good! Made meatballs out of Jimmy Dean hot pork sausage. Haven't been a huge fan of black eyed peas in the past but I will be making this more often than once a year.
Gigantes Plaki (Greek Baked Bean Casserole). One of the enduring food memories from our trip to Greece was an elementally simple meal of this dish plus some bread and horiatiki salata (greek summer salad). SO satisfying!