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Recipe for October: black bean stew

Stalled black bean

Ingredients for 4 people.


  • 200 g of dried black beans
  • half a large onion
  • 2 bunch tomatoes
  • 100 g of carrot
  • 100 g of pumpkin
  • 150g of potato
  • half a small bunch of spinach
  • 3 leaves of grass-sana
  • water
  • salt
  • virgin olive oil

Soak the beans in water the night before. For the canned fava beans, you can use dry beans already peeled before soaking, or peel them by hand after soaking.

The next day, strain them and put them to boil in a pot with 1 liter of cold water. While they begin to boil, prepare the vegetables: wash the spinach and cut it into regular pieces; grate the tomatoes; peel the onion and cut it julienne; peel the pumpkin, potatoes and carrots, and cut them into regular pieces. When all the vegetables are ready, pour them into the pot of beans, and add salt.

We will boil the whole for approximately 1 hour, or until the beans are very tender. A few minutes before turning off the heat, add the herb-sana leaves. Check the salt level, add a generous drizzle of olive oil and mash everything. We will serve it hot.

This fava parada recipe is a vegetarian version, but pork is also traditionally used. It can also be done without grinding, by stirring or making sure that the beans do not stick to the bottom of the pot, until they are completely dissolved.

Source of the recipe: Maria Antònia Sureda – Crazy about the kitchen (Santa Maria del Camí)

You can consult the other recipes at the entrance of the Calendar 2021.

October 4, 2021