Portuguese Fava Bean Stew

Dawne 0

"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!"


1 h 25 m servings 365 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 30g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 815 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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  1. 8 Ratings


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!

My husband's family is from the Cape Verde Islands and the dish is so close to a dish his mother makes....

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...

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 s...

This was really yummy. However, the second time that I made it, I used only 1/2 tablespoon of chile paste. :)

This was really good. Loved the chourico, the flavors blended well and filled the house with an amazing aroma.

I used ketchup instead of tomato sauce. It adds a nice little zip.