Put the beans covered with water from the previous night.
In the morning
boil them for about 15 minutes,then pour away the water and put all the ingredients sliced in a cassarole with the beans Cover with lukewarm water,add the salt when the beans are cooked.
Put in a pan 3 spoons of olive oil ,sayt'e sausage, gralic,cinnamon,rosemary and dried thyme for 2-3 minutes . Give the pan a good stir to mix everything together evenly.
When ready to bake your gigantes, gently spread the boiled beans in an even layer in your pan. I find a 9x13x2 inch baking pan is perfect for 1 pound of beans (dried).
When ready to bake, pour sauce over beans layered in pan and carefully stir to incorporate everything. Add 1 cup of water (room temp) to the pan and cook at 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes
I give the pan a gentle stir every half hour or so but it isn’t absolutely necessary if you have to leave it on its own. Most of the water will have been absorbed and its a good idea to stir once and then allow the beans to stand undisturbed for about 15- 30 minutes before serving.