“Beans are incredibly easy to scale up: Cooking enough beans for 20 people is not really any harder than cooking them for four,” says Tamar Adler. Even if she were only cooking for four, she says she’d still make a lot more, since beans are so versatile. Here, she lightly flavors them with mustard, garlic and vinegar and tops them with crisp herbed bread crumbs. Slideshow:Healthy Winter Recipes for a Crowd
The beans can be refrigerated in their cooking liquid for up to 3 days; the toasted bread crumbs can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature without the herbs for up to 3 days. Return the beans to room temperature before baking.