Stewed Fava Beans a Family Recipe

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is one of my favortie dishes and it goes great with rice or pasta. You can use canned favas (broad beans) but fresh is really were it's at if you can get them in season. It's a bit more work as you have to peel them but worth the effort.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simply heat a medium pot on high with some oil and your bay leaf. When oil is hot add in your onion and hot pepper.
  2. Turn down to med-high. Cook till onion starts to wilt. Add garlic and saute till it starts to brown, add in tomatoes and favas stir well and turn down heat to medium.
  3. When mixture starts to boil turn down heat to low-med, add in your oregano and sugar give it a stir and cover for about 10-15 mins stirring occasionally.
  4. After it has cooked for awhile you can season with salt and test if the favas are cooked by trying one to see if it is soft all the way through. Once it is you are ready to serve! Enjoy.
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Delish! I used fresh favas from the farmers' market and had to do a couple of subs, but nothing that drastically changed the recipe. This was very tasty and really easy to make as well. I served it over mixed grains with a side of roasted asparagus. Thanks for posting, this is a keeper!