Fava Bean Stew Recipes

Fava Bean Stew Recipe

Ingredients :

500 g

100 g



4 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

250 ml

freshly hulled fava beans/broad beans

finely chopped pancetta

cloves garlic, bruised

onion, thinly sliced

extra virgin olive oil

finely chopped parsley

hot chicken or vegetable stock (homemade or bouillon cube)


freshly ground black pepper

Method :
  1. Put the beans in a bowl and cover with cold water to prevent their skins from toughening.

  2. Sauté the pancetta, garlic, and onion in the oil in a large skillet for 5-6 minutes over a moderate heat.

  3. Remove the garlic and add the drained beans, parsley, salt, pepper and stock.

  4. Cover and simmer over a moderate heat for about 20 minutes, or until the beans are very tender.

  5. Reduce any remaining stock by increasing the heat with the lid remover.

  6. Serve hot.

Serves 4

Preparation        : 15 minutes

Cooking             : 25 minutes

Recipe grading    : easy

Suggested wine  : a dry white (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)

This stew is equally good when made with frozen beans.

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