I have a recipe that serves 100 and I need to convert it to serve 16. I have found several websites, but I have not found one that can do this. Most of them SAY that they can DEcrease a recipe, but if so, I've not found the place to do just that on the sites - only places to INcrease the size.
Does anyone know of a website that will do that - I put "Recipe Conversion" in Google and I've checked out many of the sites listed, just haven't been able to find a site that can actually do it for me.
I HAVE to reduce this recipe by 6 - something that's not real easy to figure out even on my handy dandy kitchen calculator - it turns up a lot of "Error" messages instead of amounts. GRRR!
Thanks for any websites that you can give me that will actually work.
Can you print the recipe.
One of us here can probably help.
Some sites that reduce recipes have Very Major accuracy errors re: ingredient amounts/percentages .
I have this noticed on several occasions so read them over carefully if you use one..I always prefer to verify quantities myself.
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Paulette, go to recipezarr. You can reduce recipes. Not sure if you have to join or not.
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Here's the recipe - it's the "ounces" that are throwing me for a loop. I mean - how much is 2-2/3 OUNCES of brown sugar anyway - I need to know it in cups, teaspoons, or anything but ounces! LOL
This is a recipe that Stayhomemom_tn posted and I want to try it using 2# of ground beef rather than 12! LOL
Spaghetti sauce:12 lbs ground beef5 1/3 ounces dehydrated onions1/2 cup garlic powder2 #10 cans tomatoes, with liquid, chopped1 #10 can tomato paste5 1/3 ounce beef base2 2/3 ounces brown sugar1/4 cup ground basil1/4 cup chili powder1/4 cup dried oregano1/4 cup dried parsley2 Tab salt1 tab pepperBrown ground beef and drain well. Rinse ground beef with hot water and drain well. Add onions and garlic powder, cook for 5 minutes. Add remiaing ingredients and simmer for 1 hour. Yields 100 servingsWe still make it at the school. It's very good!!
A #10 can holds three qts ....96 ounces. Times that by two for the tomatoes and divide by one sixth. For the tomato paste, divide the 96 by one sixth. If you can't find a conversion for the 1/4 cup ingredients I would measure 1/4 cup of the ingredient out and then separate into 6 equal measures, maybe using tablespoons. Go to google and see if you can find any help there. That's where I found the #10 can info.
4 tablespoons =2 ounces or 1/4 cup
less than 1/8 teaspoon
1 1/3 fluid grams
4 fluid grams
1 fluid ounce
5 1/3 tablespoons
10 2/3 tablespoons
1 cup or 8 ounces
1/2 pint or 8 fluid ounces
240 ml. or .236 liter (1/4 liter)
480 ml. or .473 liter
4 1/3 cups
1 quart 2 ounces
1 liter (1,000 milliliters)
960 ml. or .946 liter
1.05 quarts or .26 gallons
1 pound (16 ounces)
1 pound (2 cups liquid)
1 inch1 foot1 yard1 meter
2.54 centimeters30.48 centimeters91.44 centimeters39.37 inches
1/4 teaspoon1/2 teaspoon3/4 teaspoon1 teaspoon1 1/4 teaspoons1 1/2 teaspoons1 3/4 teaspoons2 teaspoons1 tablespoon2 tablespoons
1.25 ml2.5 ml3.75 ml5.0 ml6.25 ml7.5 ml8.75 ml10.0 ml15.0 ml30 ml
1/4 cup1/2 cup3/4 cup1 cup1 1/4 cups1 1/2 cups2 cups2 1/2 cups3 cups3 1/2 cups4 cups4 1/2 cups5 cups5 1/2 cups
1/2 the recipe would serve 50
1/4 of the recipe or 3 pounds of beef would serve 25........
I would opt for more rather than less .Also easier to divide by 4
. It should freeze very well also . I would account for the fact that some people have larger appetites and I could refrigerate or freeze any leftovers.
Ok - here's the deal, I had TWO pounds of hamburger and there's a snowstorm outside so I wasn't going to be going out to fetch anything from the store. I could convert everything, aside from the brown sugar that's in ounces when normally it'd be in cups, etc. As we've seen with things like Cool Whip - a 16oz container does NOT equal 2 cups, so I'm a wee bit hesitant to assume that dividing the 2-2/3 ounces of brown sugar by six and then converting it to cups is going to be the right amount. I'll do my homework and drag out the brown sugar bag and figure out exactly how much equals one ounce, etc.
Since starting this post, I've made the spaghetti sauce using my own recipe, but I'll be trying this recipe out and just dividing it in 4 and going from there. I was just trying to avoid going to the store in this weather tonight.
I'll post the revised recipe, along with a review, once I make it.
Thank you for your input though, I just wish that I had started this earlier in the day so I didn't have to be in such a rush to get it made.
I would stop beating your head against the wall regarding the brown sugar and just do it by taste.
2 pounds of meat for 16 people is very skimpy for my friends
but you need to do what you have to do I guess .
Maybe they are small portion eaters ?
Paulette, here is a link GoConvert.com Cooking, don't know if it will help you or not, Connie
LOL - No Aleida - I just divided the number of servings in the recipe (100) by 6 to come up with that number! LOL
I've got it all worked out now so all is well and I'll be trying it soon.
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