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What are some recipes that serve 50 people?

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Almost any recipe can be adapted to serve 50 people, including recipes for meat loaf and macaroni salad. Five 5-by-9-inch loaf pans hold about 50 servings of meat loaf, and at least two large serving bowls are needed to prepare macaroni salad for 50 people.

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To make enough meat loaf to serve 50, beat 12 eggs with 1 quart of milk, and combine with 10 pounds of ground beef, 2 pounds of ground pork and 3 cups of breadcrumbs in a very large bowl. Stir 1 large minced onion, 1 diced bell pepper and 4 cups of drained stewed tomatoes into the meat mixture, and add 2 tablespoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Combine the mixture by hand until vegetables are just blended, press into greased loaf pans, and top the loaves with ketchup and brown sugar. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prepare four 16-ounce packages of macaroni according to the package directions to make 50 servings of macaroni salad. Drain the pasta, rinse with cold water, and divide between two large bowls. Add 2 chopped carrots, 2 diced bell peppers and 1/2 of a chopped red onion to each bowl, and toss gently. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of lemon juice and 1/2 cup of vinegar with 1/2 cup of sugar, salt and pepper until well blended. Pour 1/2 of the dressing over each bowl and mix well; refrigerate the salad for at least two hours before serving.

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