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Old 02-25-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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Question Pinto Beans

Has anyone ever cooked pintos for 250-300? Im arguing with myself on how many pounds to cook.

The most I have cooked for was around 125. I did 12 pounds and I think we probably had about 4 left over.

The local bbq place quoted use 10-11 pounds.

The interwebs says 30

Thinking about just averaging it and going with about 20-25

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:43 AM   #2
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They do it every year at Bownanza. Check with the Team Bean members.

Stolle is the bean man!

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Old 02-25-2014, 09:45 AM   #3
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Not sure on how many pounds to cook. I want to know how many cans of air freshener will you be buying ?
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:49 AM   #4
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Oh and this is not main dish, it is a side for bbq plates. So servings would be 4-6 oz
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:06 AM   #5
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Internet would lead you to believe that 1 lb feeds 8-10 people, I think that as a side it feeds more like 12-14 people. With that being said, I would do at least 25 lbs for 300 people that are all going to sit down and eat.
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Internet would lead you to believe that 1 lb feeds 8-10 people, I think that as a side it feeds more like 12-14 people. With that being said, I would do at least 25 lbs for 300 people that are all going to sit down and eat.
this . . . . beans are cheap it's better to pitch some then run out.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:26 AM   #7
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Kinda how I was leaning. Now I have to hope I can tweak my recipe for that much and still come out edible. I can thank my lovely wife for volunteering me for this since she is the head of this fundraiser.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:33 AM   #8
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Winner winner chicken dinner! The wife always wins!!!! Volunteer her to clean the fish at the next fish fry fundraiser.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:36 AM   #9
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Carbon footprint will be large.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:44 AM   #10
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Has anyone ever cooked pintos for 250-300? Im arguing with myself on how many pounds to cook.

The most I have cooked for was around 125. I did 12 pounds and I think we probably had about 4 left over.

The local bbq place quoted use 10-11 pounds.

The interwebs says 30

Thinking about just averaging it and going with about 20-25

Any help would be appreciated.

Ok. Thats a big range but I will give you the formula and you can adjust as you wish to feed your group. We broke it down to the pound. My math says that one pound will give you 15 servings. As you add bacon or any other items you can get an additional serving or 2 out of the pound.

I would plan to serve 10% more that you are told! So if you feeding 275, go a head and cook 20lbs of beans add your extras and you will be fine.


PS: I am talking about dried pinto's not canned beans. Canned your on your own.

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:44 AM   #11
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Carbon footprint will be large.
Thanks for the laugh. 25 lbs should be PLENTY and only a few bucks difference from 15 lbs. Have fun!
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:47 PM   #12
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Please post where all these folks will be eating. Everyone needs to be at least two states away for at least 48 hours afterward. Gonna be some earthquake and fracking occurances for at least that long!!
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:49 PM   #13
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Has anyone ever cooked pintos for 250-300? Im arguing with myself on how many pounds to cook.

The most I have cooked for was around 125. I did 12 pounds and I think we probably had about 4 left over.

The local bbq place quoted use 10-11 pounds.

The interwebs says 30

Thinking about just averaging it and going with about 20-25

Any help would be appreciated.
I'm about to soak an 8lb bag of them tonight, for the dutch oven tomorrow. Looking forward to some full bellies and bean farts!
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:10 PM   #14
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I cooked beans for 300 once at a rodeo committee appreciation dinner but don't remember how many pounds I used. I know I had at least 5 gallons left over. Kept them in the outside fridge and ate on them for a week until they started to sour. I dumped them out to dry way back in the corner of my property thinking the dog wouldn't find them.

Boy, was I ever wrong. My heeler trailed my footprints straight to them and ate them all. Like 4 gallons of soured beans. It was terrible. She started blasting out the most disgusting farts ever made. She was a house dog and we were all miserable for weeks. They were so bad that SHE would leave the room. It would have been funny if it wasn't so disgusting. We would all be watching TV and she would let a silent one out and as soon as she did it she would stand up, stretch, and then casually wander out of the room and go to the other end of the house...about the time we noticed her leaving the wall of noxious vapor would hit us and almost gag us as we fled the room and the smell would linger for hours.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:03 PM   #15
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One pound feed 4 grown people at my house...with 2nds!
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:12 PM   #16
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Carbon footprint will be large.
That it will.

I normally cook 4-5 pounds as a main dish at home and take the rest to work for 2 or 3 days and share with co-workers.

After day 3, Al Gore is sending me a bill for Ozone destruction.
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Carbon footprint will be large.
It will most certainly accelerate global warming!
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:40 PM   #18
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That it will.

I normally cook 4-5 pounds as a main dish at home and take the rest to work for 2 or 3 days and share with co-workers.

After day 3, Al Gore is sending me a bill for Ozone destruction.

I have first hand experience of the Black rain this man brings.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:56 PM   #19
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I cooked beans for 300 once at a rodeo committee appreciation dinner but don't remember how many pounds I used. I know I had at least 5 gallons left over. Kept them in the outside fridge and ate on them for a week until they started to sour. I dumped them out to dry way back in the corner of my property thinking the dog wouldn't find them.

Boy, was I ever wrong. My heeler trailed my footprints straight to them and ate them all. Like 4 gallons of soured beans. It was terrible. She started blasting out the most disgusting farts ever made. She was a house dog and we were all miserable for weeks. They were so bad that SHE would leave the room. It would have been funny if it wasn't so disgusting. We would all be watching TV and she would let a silent one out and as soon as she did it she would stand up, stretch, and then casually wander out of the room and go to the other end of the house...about the time we noticed her leaving the wall of noxious vapor would hit us and almost gag us as we fled the room and the smell would linger for hours.
I gotta dog like that!! And she doesn't have to have beans! Thanks for the laugh!
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