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Bigr314 01-26-2014 07:22 AM

Cooked meat = how much raw meat
I am making brisket chili. It calls for 2 pounds or ground meat. If I substitute cooked brisket for the ground meat, how many cups of chopped brisket will I need. Thanks.

pbj 01-26-2014 07:26 AM

Not to sound obvious, but weigh it.

Bigr314 01-26-2014 07:28 AM

I do not have a scale.

Cooknhogz 01-26-2014 07:33 AM

Put as much as you would like. Amounts in ay recipe are just a guide line. I change amounts all the time. The amount of meat to add is really no big deal. Problem solved.

TuscaloosaQ 01-26-2014 07:37 AM

Put as much as you like !!!! I like some meat in mine....... in fact lots of it.... We have about 200#s of deer to grind into to burger now, along with a bunch of wild hog ready to grind also!!!!

IamMadMan 01-26-2014 09:18 AM

Guestimate according to the old proverbial saying, "A Pints a Pound the World Around"

2 cops make a pint, so 4 cups would equal 2 pounds...

That will get you close...

Bigr314 01-26-2014 10:20 AM

Thanks, you guys. I know the the practical answer is 2 cups to the pound. I was getting anal about it. Over thinking it. I need an excuse anyway to get a scale. I smoked a brisket last night for chili today. It was 13 pounds untrimeed. I was shocked just now at the cooked yield. I cubed up the brisket and ended up with 6 pounds of cubed brisket.

landarc 01-26-2014 01:31 PM

That sounds about right for yield. I just keep adding meat until it looks right.

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