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Fasolia Beans Stew Recipe


  • 2 cups of pinto beans (fasolia)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 head of garlic, finely minced
  • 1 medium head of potato, cut into tiny cubes
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons of tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon of salt (or to taste)
  • 8 cups of water


  1. Soak the beans overnight in fresh water so that they soften and cook faster.
  2. In a deep cooking pot, sautee the garlic, onions, potatoes and beans in the olive oil for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Add 8 cups of warm water to the pot along with the salt and stir well
  4. Cover the pot and let gently boil/simmer on low heat for 1 hour
  5. Add 2 teaspoons of tomato paste to the pot, stirr well, boil for another 15 minutes and serve hot with a side of pita bread.

Butheina Al-Nounou