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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!