Recipe - Fava Beans Supreme

Egyptian Food and Recipes

Fava Beans Supreme


* 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 and pepper

* 2 tablepoons Hungarian paprika


1. Heat oil in a large saucepan& over medium heat saute the onions& garlic until golden.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients except the beans.

3. 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).

4. Gently stir in the fava beans and let stand for a few minutes so the beans absorb some of the flavor from the sauce.

Last Updated: June 6th, 2011