MONOGRAPH NO.: 1A5
ITEM: Chili Con Carne (CCC)
ITEM SPECIFICATION: MIL-C-44244
APPROXIMATE CALORIC VALUE PER SERVING: 504
CHARACTERISTICS OF ITEM:
APPEARANCE: Thick mixture of cooked ground beef, tomato sauce and onion. May
have a slight oiling off of fat. Color profile: Orange-red-brown.
ODOR: Slight to moderate chili spices, very slight cooked tomato.
FLAVOR: Slightly sweet, slight cooked tomato, cooked ground beef, slight to moderate
chili spices, slight to moderate chili burn.
TEXTURE: Chewy ground beef in a thick sauce.
ESTIMATED SHELF LIFE AT 70 DEGREES F: 36 months
80 DEGREES F: 24 months
90 DEGREES F: 18 months
100 DEGREES F: 12 months
EXPECTED DETERIORATIVE CHANGES:
APPEARANCE: Slight to moderate oiling off; slight product darkening.
ODOR: Slightly bitter with a stronger spice and tomato odor.
FLAVOR: Product may exhibit some flavor loss.
TEXTURE: A slight thinning of the sauce may occur, with moderate oiling off of the fat.
Ground meat may become chewy.
UNIQUE EXAMINATION/TEST PROCEDURES: None.
SPECIAL NOTES: Can is designed to yield 12 portions of 1 cup each (249 grams).
Figure 4-1. Example monograph.