Balsamic Glazed Zucchini Recipe

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If you’re looking to use up some of your fresh garden zucchini here is a recipe that makes an excellent side dish. It doesn’t require many ingredients and cooks quickly.

Balsamic Glazed Zucchini Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium zucchini (cut into ½ inch slices)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat using the oil cook zucchini until tender; add the garlic and salt and cook for an additional 1 minute. Remove zucchini from the skill and set aside on a plate.
  2. Pour the vinegar into the now empty skillet, bring to a boil, and cook until mixture is reduced to about half. Add the zucchini back to the skillet and toss to coat.

Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

Quick Maple Baked Beans Recipe

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For a quick baked beans recipe these Maple Baked Beans are really good. They don’t require many ingredients and don’t have to soak overnight, or spend hours in the oven or slow cooker.

I needed a quick baked beans recipe to go with a fish fry, and this recipe turned out to be a perfect match.

The next time you need a good side dish give this Quick Maple Baked Beans Recipe a try.

Quick Maple Baked Beans Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cans pork and beans (15 ounces each)
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 bacon strips (cooked until crispy and crumbled)
  • 1 medium onion (cut in half and sliced – separated into ½ rings) Use your own judgment on this. Use an amount of onion you are comfortable with; to taste.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8 x 8 casserole dish lightly with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the pork and beans, syrup, ketchup, and mustard; pour mixture into casserole dish.
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  4. Sprinkle bacon bits over the top, and then top with the onion rings.
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  6. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Adapted from Tasteofhome CookBook

 

Spanish Rice Recipe

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Spanish Rice Recipe
It’s so easy. This Spanish Rice recipe tastes great and requires very little prep time. I don’t think a packaged mix could be any faster. The bacon just adds great flavor. This is a great side dish. Serve it with your next Spanish or Mexican style meal. Enjoy
 
Spanish Rice Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon in skillet until browned.
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  3. Remove from skillet, crumble, and set aside.
  4. Do not remove bacon grease from skillet!
  5. Melt butter in skillet and add onion, pepper and garlic.
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  7. Sauté until onions are translucent.
  8. Add the Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chiles and chicken broth and simmer approximately 5-10 minutes.
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  10. Add the rice, cover and simmer approximately 20 minutes.
  11. Crumble bacon on top and serve.
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