skygod123 LSU Fan Lafayette Member since Nov 2007 27318 posts
Chili Cook off - converting small recipe to larger one. (Posted on 10/10/12 at 6:42 pm)
Thinking of entering a cook off. it will be my first one. I have never cooked anything at an outdoor cookoff.
We have to cook with at least 25 lbs of meat in the rules. Here is my issue. I dont think I have ever cooked a chili with more than 4-5 lbs of meat and various lentils and beans. Im thinking i will have to cut out the beans due to time constraints
additionally, i usually cook it in a pot on the stove or in a crock pot. Ill be cooking in an iron pot with propane for this gig.
I assume that I cant just put 5 times the amount of ingredients and it come out awesome.
Anyone suggestions on converting this to a big batch recipe?
TorNation LSU Fan Sulphur, LA Member since Aug 2008 2251 posts Online
re: Chili Cook off - converting small recipe to larger one. (Posted on 10/10/12 at 8:58 pm to skygod123)
I may be wrong but I would think the same proportion of chilis and spice would be used per pound whether cooking 2 lbs or 25 lbs of meat. If anything you may have to play with any liquids you add as this sometimes does not incrase in same increments and can quickly turn a dish into a soup.