Breakfast Beans

Breakfast Beans Recipe

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Like many Ethiopian dishes there are many variations for this dish. This version is hot and spicy, and also cheap and easy to make. A great way to add flavor to your breakfast.


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30 Min
Stove Top


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    1 can (19 oz) cooked fava beans
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    1/3 cup olive oil
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    1 tbsp cumin
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    dash of salt
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    1/4 freshly ground black pepper
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    1/2 tbsp chili powder (or to taste)
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    1/2 small onion, chopped
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    1 fresh green chili pepper, minced with seeds
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    1 small tomato, diced

How to Make Breakfast Beans


  1. Empty the can of fava beans and drain it, reserving the liquid, then in a bowl, lightly crush the beans.
  2. Next place the fava beans and reserved liquid in a pot on medium heat and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.

    Mash and cook down the beans until they resemble re-fried beans.
  3. Now add the oil, cumin salt and pepper; cooking on low heat for 15 minutes.

    Add the chili powder and taste to see if you need any seasonings or more chili powder.
  4. Garnish with the raw chopped tomatoes, onions, and chili peppers.

    When served, stir the toppings into the beans and using fresh bread or rolls to scoop it up.

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About Breakfast Beans

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: African

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