Favas a Portugueasa ( Broad Beans With Bacon and Herbs )

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Popular dish fron portugal, where broad beans are very popular. Anyone with a garden space grows them and they are ready for picking now. We are having these tonight with chicken and potatoes. Simple to prepare and cook.


  1. In a heavy based pot fry the bacon until the fat runs.
  2. Add onions and garlic, cook gently till soft.
  3. Stir in the beans and tomato, with the herbs.
  4. Barely cover with water add salt and pepper to taste, and, simmer till the beans are tender.
  5. Strain the liquid off and remove the bay leaf and mint.
  6. Serve and enjoy the taste of Portugal.