Portuguese Broad Beans

    45 min

    Broad beans in a spicy Portuguese-style sauce.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 5 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 large onions, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons dried crushed chillies
    • 2 tablespoons tomato purée
    • 450ml (16 fl oz) hot water
    • good handful chopped fresh parsley
    • salt to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1kg (2 1/4 lb) frozen baby broad beans

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic until golden brown. Stir in chillies, tomato purée, hot water, parsley, salt, pepper and paprika. Bring to the boil, add broad beans and reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until beans are tender.

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    As a Portuguese who now lives in Portugal, I recomend adding in some bacon cubes along with Portuguese chouriço sliced but not to thin, let it stew with the fava beans, when all cooked try using fresh chopped ciliantro sprinkled over top, its absolutly wonderful.  -  11 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Reminds me of the favas served at the Portuguese feasts in Rhode Island. Bless you for bringing a little bit of home to my neck of the woods.  -  10 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are great but to make them even better I add chourico. That's how my mom used to make them.  -  23 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)