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skygod123
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Chili Cook off - converting small recipe to larger one.



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?







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Tiger1242
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re: Chili Cook off - converting small recipe to larger one.


I bet the lady in your avi could help you out





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skygod123
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she cant. this chili is made with lentils and turkey chorizo sausage. She dont know nuthing about dat.





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TorNation
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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.





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Powerman
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One thing to be careful of is overcrowding the pan when you brown your meat

Do it in batches. It's going to have to cook down a while with everything else anyway






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Spankum
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Miss-sippi
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on chili, proportions would all be the same...just double, triple, etc. the normal recipe and you will be good...

just be damn glad you aren't cooking jambalaya or something like that with rice or noodles in it...that is a whole different story and a hell of a lot harder to cook in quantity...


FWIW, 25lbs of chicken chorizo is a damn pile of sausage....






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skygod123
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the judges like their meat.





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