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Fava Bean Casserole

We’re finding ways to use our cabinet castaways—you know, those forgotten shelf-stable ingredients you thought you’d use, but never got around to? Even our team at Misfits Market has a few cabinet castaways lying around, like dried fava beans. So, we put together this super-tasty, slightly spicy casserole recipe to help you use up your favas. Bonus points: This dish works with pretty much any dried or canned bean you have lying around. 

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Fava Bean Casserole

  • Author: Misfits Market


  • 1 cup dried fava beans (we used Bob’s Red Mill Fava Beans), soaked for 6 hours and then drained
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 3 small white or yellow onions, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • Parsley or dill (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot or Dutch oven to medium heat. Add the cooking oil and onions.
  2. Sauté onions for about 15 minutes or just beginning to brown. Add the celery and carrots and stir to combine.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and chipotle powder, then cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add garlic, stir again, and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until garlic becomes tender and fragrant.
  4. Pour in the fava beans, crushed tomatoes, barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, and vegetable stock. Stir to combine.
  5. Increase heat to a boil then reduce back down to low. Simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve with optional garnish of parsley, dill, or even use fresh carrot tops. Serve warm and enjoy!

Comments (2)

This was an easy recipe and it did Use leftover beans, But it wasNOT SLIGHTLY SPICY. It was unbearably hot, And because I know that my family is sensitive to spices, I cut it back by at least half to begin with. Does anyone taste test these?

Oh no, Darlene! Our team puts a lot of care into test-tasting our recipes to make sure they’re super delicious and great resources in the kitchen, and we’re so sorry to hear that you considered this dish’s spice levels as unbearable. We truly appreciate this feedback, and we’ll make sure to relay it to our team for future consideration!

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