Stewed Fava Beans


4 Italian sausages, casings removed
1 tablespoon olive oil

2 medium onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cans (14 oz. size) stewed tomatoes
4 lbs. shelled fava beans (no need to remove inner skins if the beans are young)


In a large pan, heat olive oil and sauté sausage meat, crumbling meat as it cooks. Add chopped onions and garlic and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add stewed tomatoes and simmer 20 minutes.

Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste and cook fava beans until tender. Drain the beans.

Add drained beans to the tomato mixture and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

SOURCE: Recipe submitted by Joann Minazzoli of Minazzoli Farms