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need help cooking chili for 500

foiegrasfan Mar 28, 2008 08:44 PM

I am in charge of cooking 500 portions of vegetarian chili for a charity fundraiser. All the groceries are being donated by a local grocery chain. we have access to a steam kettle in a professional kitchen.
I need help with recipe amounts & corresponding shopping list. I am having trouble visualising that amount of food...approx 50 gallons? any help at all would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

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    mpalmer6c Mar 28, 2008 11:38 PM

    Well, ya start with 150 pounds oif hamburger ... just the thought scares me. Anyway, here's a recipe you can multiply times 5:


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    1. re: mpalmer6c
      hill food Mar 29, 2008 02:32 AM

      yeah that burger will go a long way for vegetarian chili...

      sorry couldn't help myself. really oughta be called 'good spicy bean stew'

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