Portuguese Fava Bean Stew

Dawne 0

"I always loved fava beans stewed Portuguese style. But there is always something missing from the recipes I have. I adjusted the spices and added some chourico, a Portuguese sausage similar to linguica or chorizo. I think this version makes a great dish. Make sure you have plenty of crusty bread for dipping in the sauce!"
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1 h 25 m servings 365 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 365 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 30g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 15.3 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 815 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Warm the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat, add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until golden brown. Stir in the chile paste, tomato sauce, water, parsley, salt, pepper, paprika, and sausage.
  2. Bring the sausage mixture to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes. Mix in the fava beans and cook 10 minutes for firm beans, or up to 30 minutes for softer beans.



being from the southcoast I loved this recipe.I cannot wait for my children (both who live in different states to come home so I can cook this for them. Thank you Dawn!

My husband's family is from the Cape Verde Islands and the dish is so close to a dish his mother makes....

I had these last night at the Feast of the Blessed Sacrament in New Bedford last night - this version is very good, but different than the ones at the "festa", which were in a much browner sauce...

Really really tasty, although I made a decent number of substitutions due to various items being unavailable. I didn't have very many fava beans and I subbed in a Mexican chorizo and red chili s...

This was really yummy. However, the second time that I made it, I used only 1/2 tablespoon of chile paste. :)

This was really good. Loved the chourico, the flavors blended well and filled the house with an amazing aroma.

I used ketchup instead of tomato sauce. It adds a nice little zip.