Largest lentil stew: Uruguay breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- Montevideo has cooked the world's all-time biggest lentil stew, which at 2,365 kilograms (5,200 pounds), made a dish expected to provide 10,000 servings, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Cooks in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, prepare a giant lentil stew aiming to set a new World Record. The stew contains 800 kg of lentils, 100 kg of tomatoes, 50 liters of oil, 350 kg of pork, 350 kg of sausages, 70 kg of bacon and 70 kg of onions. And it can apparently feed 10,000 people.
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The Guinness World Records' record for the largest meat stew weighed 4,087.62 kg (9,011 lb 11 oz) and was made by BeefMaster Chef Grzegorz Cielecki (Poland) in Chorzów, Poland, on 9 September 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest vegetable stew; it is 4,155 kg (9,160 lb 3 oz) and was made by Knorr Fine Foods (Egypt) in Cairo, Egypt, on 21 March 2015. Simmering for four hours were 600 kilos (1,320 lbs.) of beef, bacon and chorizo, 430 kilos (945 lbs.) of lentils, 300 (660) of potatoes, 100 liters (26 gallons) of tomato puree, 60 kilos (132 lbs.) of onions, 50 liters (13 gallons) of oil, 10 kilos (22 lbs.) of salt, 3 (7) of Spanish peppers and 2 (4) of oregano, to make a dish expected to provide 10,000 servings.
The project, promoted by Daniel Rama, director of the food distributor Emigrante, was the big attraction of Sunday's program at the 110th International Livestock Exposition and International Agricultural and Trade Exhibit, an important tradition here.
The organizers expect to obtain some 10,000 servings, which will be sold for 40 pesos ($1.40) each, with the profits going to the Telethon Foundation of Uruguay, dedicated above all to the aid and rehabilitation of children and adolescents with neuromusculoskeletal disorder.
The Uruguayan notary public in charge of monitoring the preparation of the dish, Analia Canepa, certified its weight at 2,365 kilos (5,200 pounds) of stew.