Portuguese Favas

Portuguese Favas Recipe

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Lou Ann Marques


This recipe was given to my sister by a Portuguese friend. It is a little different than my Mom's but it sounds delicious.

★★★★★ 1 vote
1 Hr 30 Min


2 lb
dry brown favas - soak over night
1 large
onion, cut in half
2 clove
garlic chopped
water, to cover fava beans
4-5 clove
garlic, chopped
1 large
onion, chopped
2-3 Tbsp
red crushed pepper (liquid type in jar)
1/2 c
dry red wine
1/2-1 c
fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp
paprika or to taste
1-2 c
reserved water from cooking beans


1Nick each bean with a knife. Put first four ingredients in a pot with a lid. Bring to boil, and simmer covered until tender for about 1 hour. When tender, drain reserving 1-2 cups of the cooking liquid.
2In a pan, saute chopped onions and garlic until onion are tender. Add remaing ingredients along with the cooked favas. Continue cooking for another 30-45 minutes.

About Portuguese Favas

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian