Portuguese Favas

Portuguese Favas


"Fava beans with a Portuguese style sauce."


45 m servings 221 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 300 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. Gently stir in fava beans. Remove from heat and let stand for several minutes to allow flavors to meld.
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  1. 33 Ratings


As a Portuguese who now lives in Portugal, I recomend adding in some bacon cubes along with Portuguese chouri├žo sliced but not to thin, let it stew with the fava beans, when all cooked try using...

These are great but to make them even better I add chourico. That's how my mom used to make them.

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.

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! ...

Could not find favas anywhere in my city, so instead I used lima beans. The sauce to me seemed mild and somewhat bland.

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 t...

just like the favas at the fall river feasts..I like mine with hard boiled eggs :)

Excellent recipe and just like the portuguese feasts. Might be a little spicy for some ,but you can always adjust the recipe.

I've been looking for this recipe forever!! Thankyou.