I always loved fava beans stewed Portuguese style. But there is always something missing from the recipes I have. I adjusted the spices and added some chourico, a Portuguese sausage similar to linguica or chorizo. I think this version makes a great dish. Make sure you have plenty of crusty bread for dipping in the sauce!

Dawne

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Warm the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until golden brown. Stir in the chile paste, tomato sauce, water, parsley, salt, pepper, paprika, and sausage.

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  • Bring the sausage mixture to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes. Mix in the fava beans and cook 10 minutes for firm beans, or up to 30 minutes for softer beans.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 15.3g; carbohydrates 30g; fat 20.9g; cholesterol 39.7mg; sodium 815.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2008
being from the southcoast I loved this recipe.I cannot wait for my children (both who live in different states to come home so I can cook this for them. Thank you Dawn! Read More
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13 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2008
being from the southcoast I loved this recipe.I cannot wait for my children (both who live in different states to come home so I can cook this for them. Thank you Dawn! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2010
My husband's family is from the Cape Verde Islands and the dish is so close to a dish his mother makes.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2010
I had these last night at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford last night - this version is very good but different than the ones at the "festa" which were in a much browner sauce and tasted like there was no tomato sauce at all. Also they tasted like they might've been cooked with smoked ham hocks or something as they had a distinctly meaty flavor but had very little chourico. I liked your recipe very much; I also liked the version at the feast just wondering what might've made those so different. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
Really really tasty although I made a decent number of substitutions due to various items being unavailable. I didn't have very many fava beans and I subbed in a Mexican chorizo and red chili sauce because my local supermarket didn't have chourico or chili paste available. Served it over rice. Will definitely be making again! Also see this website if you used fresh beans like I did: http://chefinyou.com/2009/05/how-to-cook-fava-beans/ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2011
This was really good. Loved the chourico the flavors blended well and filled the house with an amazing aroma. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2015
I used ketchup instead of tomato sauce. It adds a nice little zip. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2012
This was really yummy. However the second time that I made it I used only 1/2 tablespoon of chile paste.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2021
Loved the recipe!! Make it all the time!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2016
first thanks for the recipe. it has great flavor! im not meaning to be critical and have never had authentic Portuguese food to compare this to! but this didnt turn out like i expected/hoped so in an attempt to be helpful heres what ill do next time and why: at first i thought there were typos because of the huge amt of paprika sausage beans and onion with such tiny amts of liquid but others said they made it so i forged ahead. i only had about 2 cups of fresh fava beans so i halved the suggested amt of sausage as well but quickly realized i still needed the FULL amt of liquid. i even ended up adding at least double the tomato sauce. the cook time is long and without a lid it comes out as a very thick chunky 'sauce'. it would be good served over rice pasta polenta or other dry grain base. but as written it just doesnt make very much (we got 3 servings out of it though we didnt use full beans or sausage) and IMO wasn't a stand alone meal like i hoped. Read More
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