Portuguese Favas

Portuguese Favas

24 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
John Pacheco
Recipe by  John Pacheco

“Fava beans with a Portuguese style sauce.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  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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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 fresh chopped ciliantro sprinkled over top, its absolutly wonderful.



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.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 221 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 27.7 g
  • 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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