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Three Bean Casserole

Ingredients
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Directions
In a 2-1/2-qt. baking dish, combine beans; set aside. In a skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink. Remove from the heat; drain. Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet; mix well. Stir beef mixture into beans.

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe found here: Three Bean Casserole

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Italian Mac N’ Cheese

Ingredients
8 oz. Galbani® Ricotta Cheese
4 oz. Galbani® Mozzarella Cheese, hand shredded
4 oz. Galbani® Provolone Cheese, hand shredded
1 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. butter
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup hot capicola, diced
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, crushed
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
Salt and white pepper, to taste
1 lb. spiral pasta, cook as directed
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup Romano cheese, grated

Directions
In a sauce pan on the stove, whisk butter and flour over medium heat.

As it gets thicker, add heavy cream and bring to a slow boil.

Continue to whisk, add cheeses and blend until creamy.

Add peas and capicola and reduce heat to simmer.

Add red pepper flakes, Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.

Turn off heat. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to the directions on the package.

Drain water and add pasta to the sauce.

In a separate saute pan add bread crumbs. Stir over a medium heat to toast.

Transfer mac n? cheese to a large bowl and finish with grated cheese and toasted bread crumbs. Yield: 8 servings

Recipe found here: Italian Mac N’ Cheese

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Black Bean-Mango Salad

Ingredients
2 medium mangoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash salt

Directions
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Recipe found here: Black Bean-Mango Salad

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Sweet Macaroni Salad

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
4 medium carrots, shredded
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 cups mayonnaise
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; drain well.

In a large bowl, combine macaroni and vegetables. Whisk together remaining ingredients until smooth and sugar is dissolved; stir into macaroni mixture. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Yield: 16 servings

Recipe found here: Sweet Macaroni Salad

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Zucchini Parmesan

Ingredients
4 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
In a large skillet, saute zucchini in oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Stir in the tomatoes, seasoned salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 9-10 minutes or until liquid is evaporated. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Zucchini Parmesan

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Dutch Spinach Salad

Ingredients
3 to 4 Bacon strips, diced
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Water
4 cups torn spinach greens
1/2 small onion, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
hard-boiled large eggs, sliced

Directions
In a small frying pan, cook bacon until crisp. Do not drain. In a 1-cup measure, place egg, sugar, vinegar and enough water to measure 3/4 cup; pour over bacon and grease.

Cook and stir until dressing thickness. Season to taste. Pour hot dressing over greens and onion. Toss; garnish with egg slices. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Dutch Spinach Salad

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Triple Tomato Flatbread

Ingredients
1 tube (13.8 ounces) refrigerated pizza crust
Cooking spray
3 plum tomatoes, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup soft sun-dried tomato halves (not packed in oil), julienned
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup shredded Asiago cheese
2 cups yellow and/or red cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions
Unroll and press dough into a 15×10-in. rectangle. Transfer dough to an 18×12-in. piece of heavy-duty foil coated with cooking spray; spritz dough with cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss plum tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes with oil and seasonings.

Carefully invert dough onto grill rack; remove foil. Grill, covered, over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Turn; grill 1-2 minutes longer or until second side begins to brown.

Remove from grill. Spoon plum tomato mixture over crust; top with cheese and cherry tomatoes. Return flatbread to grill. Grill, covered, 2-4 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Yield: 8 pieces.

Recipe found here: Triple Tomato Flatbread

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