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Old 05-17-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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Looking for a new recipe

Hello,

I'm a student at university and i'm living in a project oriented housing with 18 people.
We have to make food everyday for everyone.
So It's becomming quite hard to find something different to do everyday :)
I would like to surprise them with something new..
Do you have any idea of a good recipe for a huge group of students ?
Also not too expensive :)
It can be anything (meat, vegetables,...).
Thanks for your help.

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Old 05-17-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to DiscussCooking Please tell us what you're already making so we can suggest something different.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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Cole slaw and Buffalo ckicken legs...
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:33 PM   #4
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I agree with GotGarlic. I'll also throw in there, you live in Belgium, so we have no idea of what is expensive or cheap there. Meat wise here in the USA, chicken and pork seem to be on the less expensive side. BTW, welcome to DC.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:49 PM   #5
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Welcome to DC cla. You'll find lots of ideas here and elsewhere. It occurred to me that you're cooking much like they do in a Firehouse in this country. I often see firemen at our grocery and always ask them what's cooking. Everybody loves firemen, and they sure know their stuff with home cooking for a crowd. We're happy to help you here, but you may want to check out some recipes from these guys too. Just Google firehouse recipes.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:53 PM   #6
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Hello,

I'm a student at university and i'm living in a project oriented housing with 18 people.
We have to make food everyday for everyone.
So It's becomming quite hard to find something different to do everyday :)
I would like to surprise them with something new..
Do you have any idea of a good recipe for a huge group of students ?
Also not too expensive :)
It can be anything (meat, vegetables,...).
Thanks for your help.
As far as expense is concerned the best thing is to look round and see what is in season and produced locally because it'll be less expensive and fresher than something that has flown round the world to get to you. Vegetables, pulses (beans, peas, lentils), pasta and eggs are less expensive than dishes with loads of meat from expensive cuts. If the main course is centred on meat you can make it go further with pulses, rice, pasta, etc.

Difficult to suggest any specific recipes as we don't know your tastes and what you've already served up
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:56 PM   #7
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If you haven't already made these---- Sloppy Joes:

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 6 Servings
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard


Serve with hamburger buns or another kind of roll. If hot dog buns are on sale-- and hamburger buns aren't----- they're the same except for shape.

Sloppy Joes II Recipe - Allrecipes.com

A picture, in case you've never heard of them, but I really can't imagine that!



Of course you can alter the ingredients---- say if green pepper is too expensive or too many might not like it.

But my experience with college aged people----- they're bottomless pits to chuck food into.
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:03 PM   #8
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Forgot to add----- Firehouse recipes are a good idea. Google is your friend.

But they may have a better budget than you do. Here is a firehouse site with some easier and fairly inexpensive recipes for the most part:

Fire Department Recipes

Another thought----- although a roast may seem to be too expensive if a large one (or two) is bought on sale then the leftover roast meat can be used for other dishes. (Of course, you'd have to make sure they didn't eat it all the first time around!) Chuck roasts are good and often on sale.

Burritos? Cheap and easy to do.

Are you in Belgium as someone said? How are the rains where you are?
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If you haven't already made these---- Sloppy Joes:

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 6 Servings
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard


Serve with hamburger buns or another kind of roll. If hot dog buns are on sale-- and hamburger buns aren't----- they're the same except for shape.

Sloppy Joes II Recipe - Allrecipes.com

A picture, in case you've never heard of them, but I really can't imagine that!



Of course you can alter the ingredients---- say if green pepper is too expensive or too many might not like it.

But my experience with college aged people----- they're bottomless pits to chuck food into.
You missed a few of the ingredients, cave.

Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

3/4 cup ketchup
3 teaspoons brown sugar
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:09 PM   #10
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You missed a few of the ingredients, cave.

Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

3/4 cup ketchup
3 teaspoons brown sugar
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
Oops! Sorry ----- and thank you for catching that!
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