fava bean chili

a recipe by
Judy Kaye
Hazelwood, MO

Ok. I've heard a lot of talk recently about fava beans so I finally found some at our International market. Searching the Internet I wasn't really able to come up with a recipe that I thought my husband would eat without giving me a fight so I made up my own. We both loved it. The fava beans add a rich buttery flavor and are a very rich source of vitamins and fiber. I hope you will give it a try and let me know what your think too.

serves 8
prep time 4 Hr
cook time 5 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For fava bean chili

  • 1 c
    fava beans, soaked and skinned
  • 1 c
    pinto beans, sorted, cleaned and soaked
  • 1 c
    kidney beans, canned
  • 1 lb
    beef, i used home canned beef in broth
  • 1 can
    rotel tomatoes
  • 1 1/3 pkg
    chili seasoning

How To Make fava bean chili

  • 1
    Fava beans must be sorted, washed and soaked for several hours so that you can remove the thick skin. Once that is done they are ready to cook.
  • 2
    Pinto beans must also be sorted, washed and soaked preferably over night. Then cooked in water and salt (to taste) on the stove until tender then drained.
  • 3
    Once the dry beans have been prepared all beans can be put into a crock pot with other ingredients and cooked for several hours until ready to serve.