Fava beans with a Portuguese style sauce.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until golden brown. Stir in red pepper flakes, tomato sauce, hot water, parsley, salt, pepper and paprika. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

  • Gently stir in fava beans. Remove from heat and let stand for several minutes to allow flavors to meld.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 7.4g; carbohydrates 27.7g; fat 9.5g; sodium 299.6mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
As a Portuguese who now lives in Portugal I recomend adding in some bacon cubes along with Portuguese chouriço sliced but not to thin let it stew with the fava beans when all cooked try using fresh chopped ciliantro sprinkled over top its absolutly wonderful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Reminds me of the favas served at the Portuguese feasts in Rhode Island. Bless you for bringing a little bit of home to my neck of the woods. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These are great but to make them even better I add chourico. That's how my mom used to make them. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I grew up on portuguese food and must admit that this was very good. a little too spicy so next time i will cut back on the red pepper flakes. juicy flavorful colorful... great over rice! even better the next day! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
just like the favas at the fall river feasts..I like mine with hard boiled eggs:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe with the following changes: I only used 2 large onions substituted 1 tbsp. of hot crushed red pepper (the liquid kind like Antonio's brand). I also fried up 1 stick of turkey chourico (diced Ito small chunks) with the onions and garlic. I used 2 (1lb 3 oz cans of Progresso Favas beans that I added in the beginning and simmered with the sauce until they were soft. Favas would have been a little crunchy if I had not done that. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Could not find favas anywhere in my city so instead I used lima beans. The sauce to me seemed mild and somewhat bland. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was great! I made it yesterday knoing I would eat it tonight to let the flavors meld overnight. Yum! I love spicy food but the amount of hot red pepper seemed like way too much to me (I think 2 TBS may be a mistake!) so I cut down quite a bit on it. I used 2 cans of butter beans in this in tead of favas and it was yummy. I served it over polenta sliced and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've been looking for this recipe forever!! Thankyou. Read More