FAVAS, Portuguese Favas

Beth M.


Madeline Viveiros,a friend from Swansea,(Mrs. J.V.), gave me this yummy recipe years ago. Today it would be made in a crockpot, but when I got this she didn't use one, I'm sure.
FAVA BEANS are large, shiny green beans, often called BROAD BEANS. (NOTE:According to my Fannie Farmer Cookbook, they are in the market in April, May and June. Directions: shell the beans, and cook them in enough water to cover.) THIS RECIPE calls for canned fava beans, Progresso produces them. This was a favorite with her family.


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  • 6 can(s)
    progresso fava beans
  • 4 large
    green peppers, chopped
  • 10 medium
    onions, chopped
  • 3
    celery stalks, finely chopped
  • ·
    margarine, or oil if preferred, for sauteing
  • 10 Tbsp
  • 3
    bay leaves, whole
  • 5 can(s)
    8 oz. each, tomatoe sauce (or 40 ounces)
  • ·
    salt, garlic and paprika to taste!
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make FAVAS, Portuguese Favas


  1. In a large pot over a low flame, saute chopped peppers, onions, celery, herbs in margarine, until brown.
  2. Add salt, garlic and paprika to taste.
  3. Add tomato sauce, add beans last, and add 1 TBS. vinegar. If needed to reheat use tomatoe juice!

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About FAVAS, Portuguese Favas

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy

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