Enjoy a hot and hearty sandwich for lunch, griddled until toasty or piled high with pastrami, grilled steak, cheese, or roasted vegetables. Choose from Reubens, slow-cooker pulled pork, sloppy joes, cheesesteak, Monte Cristos, eggplant parmesan, and much more.
Different kinds of beans cook at different rates, so it's best to prepare them in separate pans (working in batches if necessary). The salad can be made with just a few types instead of all five, as long as the total amount of dried beans still measures 2 1/2 cups.
Sauteed leek, celery, and carrot form a flavorful base; potatoes add heft; and Parmesan rind makes the broth luxurious and savory. But the real stars of the dish are asparagus, English peas, and sugar snap peas, each contributing seasonal flavor to every spoonful.