Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
If you haven't tried Fava beans you are in for a nice surprise.
- 2 (19 ounce) cans fava beans (use fresh if you have them, take off the pods and boil them until tender, cool and then slip off the)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 large onions, chopped
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons hot red pepper flakes
- 1⁄4 cup tomato sauce
- 3⁄4 cup hot water
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- salt & pepper
- 2 teaspoons Hungarian paprika
- Heat oil in a large saucepan& over medium heat saute the onions& garlic until golden.
- Stir in remaining ingredients except the beans.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes (add a bit more water if it reduces too much- the sauce should have some liquid to it).
- Gently stir in the fava beans and let stand for a few minutes so the beans absorb some of the flavor from the sauce.
This was really, really yummy thanks Bergy. I used fresh broad (fava) beans and maybe a bit more tomato sauce than you suggested and less water but I had sauce in the fridge needing to be used. The recipe was simple but the end result was delicious. I'm sad so few people like broad beans, but that means more for me I guess ;-)
Man was that good! Thanks I picked up fava beans from the farmers market and had no idea what to do with them. I'd use your sauce for grean beans as well.
If I could give this stars, it would get five. The changes made were: one can fava beans, one pound sausage cut into discs, cayenne pepper, cumin, fava beans, 1/3 can crushed tomatoes, hot and regular paprika, one onion, garlic and garlic powder cooked and put over rice. Thank you for a recipe that gave me the courage to try something totally out of the ordinary. Yum!