Makes 8 servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 60 minutes
- 30 ml or 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 large onions, coarsely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 15 gr or 1 tablespoon chile paste
- 60 ml or ¼ cup tomato sauce
- 475 ml or 2 cups water
- 10 gr or 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- salt to taste
- 1 gr or ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 20 gr or 3 tablespoons paprika
- 450 gr or 1 pound Portuguese chourico sausage, casing removed, sliced ½ cm or ¼ inch thick [chourico sausage is a heavily seasoned Portuguese pork sausage, linguica is milder in taste]
- 1000 gr or 2 [19 ounce] cans fava beans, drained
- 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.
- 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.
Note 1: Make sure you have plenty of crusty bread for dipping in the sauce.
Note 2: Don’t want to taste it too spicy, use only 1/2 tablespoon of chile paste, and use Portuguese linguica sausage for a milder taste.
Note 3: No Portuguese chourico sausage available, use Spanish chorizo.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat 20.9g
Saturated Fat 6.5g
Total Carbohydrates 30g
Dietary Fiber 7.2g
PDF of this recipe: 20121108-Portuguese-Fava-Bean-Stew