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Ethiopian Ful

What you need: 

1 can cooked fava beans
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon cumin
chili powder to taste
1 chopped tomato
1 chopped chili pepper
1/2 chopped small onion
fresh, good bread, like baguettes or finger rolls

What you do: 

Boil fava beans (include liquid from the can) in saucepan, then lower heat and simmer. Mash and cook down until similar to the consistency of refried beans.
Add oil, cumin. Cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Add chili powder until it reaches desired spiciness.
Serve in bowls, garnishe'd with chopped tomatoes, onions, and peppers. To eat, use fresh bread to scoop.
We ate this for breakfast every day in Ethiopia. It is a traditional African/Muslim breakfast dish, and there are probably many variations, but this is the way its made in Addis Abeba.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2

SO HOW'D IT GO?

We really liked this - we were looking for something other than our usual breakfast granola this morning, and this really hit the spot.  We didn't have any fava beans, so I used kidney beans instead.  I think I will try it out with the fava beans as soon as I get some - yum!!! 

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I loved this stuff. It was super easy and very filling! Thanks:)

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I didn't have chili powder so I used creole seasoning.  It was okay.  I think the beans taste better on their own than when obscured by onions.  I might like it more next time if I put on fewer onions and add chopped avocado.

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This sounds delicious, but I can't recall anyone carrying fava beans near where I live.

Middle Eastern grocery stores carry fava beans.  If you see a sign in a store window that says they're halal, you'll likely find fresh and/or canned fava beans inside.  There's no direct link, but the system hasn't failed me yet.

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This sounds delicious, but I can't recall anyone carrying fava beans near where I live. Could I possibly substitute with something like lima beans?

You can substitute with lime beans.

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This sounds delicious, but I can't recall anyone carrying fava beans near where I live. Could I possibly substitute with something like lima beans?

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By demand of my housemates, I make this about twice a week lately!  Sometimes I cut down on the oil and add hot and/or bell peppers

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