Scafata is a typical dish from the Italian region of Umbria made with fava beans, Swiss chard and bacon. No need to get fancy with prep work here, scafata is a homestyle peasant dish. Feel free to chop as roughly as you like.
½ lb shelled fava beans
3 strips bacon, cut into bite-size pieces
1 small onion, minced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
In a large pot of salted water, boil the fava beans for 2-3 minutes and drain. Allow to cool before removing the beans from the inner pod. In a large, heavy-bottomed pan, brown the onions in the olive oil over medium heat. Add the bacon, fry for a few minutes, then add the fava beans and Swiss chard. Toss to combine and let it cook at low temperature with the lid on for 10-15 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for another 10 minutes, adding water if it becomes too dry. Add salt and pepper to your liking and serve immediately.