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caja china roast pig for 60--how much beans?

F Schubert Aug 29, 2006 11:46 PM

I'm roasting a 75lb pig in my Caja China this weekend, hoping to generously feed approximately 60 people.

I'm also going to make the traditional accompaniment of black beans and rice and I'm not sure how much I should make. Any suggestions?

There will also be some grilled chicken served (for the sqeamish), and a couple of different salads and slaws.

  1. PBSF Aug 30, 2006 09:11 PM

    Generally, one cup of dried bean will yield 3 cups of cooked.

    1. lax2mia Aug 30, 2006 08:14 PM

      Figure about a 1/4 to 1/2 a cup per person of beans. The thing is you're gonna need a fairly large pressure cooker for these guys (or do in batches a day earlier. a night in the fridge actually enhances flavor the next day). You also have to fry some plantains!

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      1. re: lax2mia
        Dommy Aug 30, 2006 09:23 PM

        I agree with this suggestion, meaning COOKED cup. With all the yummy food, they might not eat as many beans you might think...

        Best of luck with the party!! :)


      2. mochi mochi Aug 30, 2006 04:39 PM

        I don't know how reliable this site is, but it is a good beginning reference.

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