Picadillo Pear Ol

INGREDIENTS:8 lbs. ground beef
3 qts. onion, chopped
½ cup sugar
3 Tbsp. salt
2 ½ Tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 ½ Tbsp. ground cumin
2 qts. crushed tomatoes, canned, with liquid
3 qts. diced Pacific Northwest Canned Pears, drained
1 ½ cups vinegar DIRECTIONS:Brown beef until it begins to release its fat. Stir in onion. Cook until onion is soft, about 10 minutes. Drain off excess fat. Stir in seasonings, cook, stirring 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, pears and vinegar. Simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes. SERVINGS:48 servings, 3/4 cup each From: PHOTO CREDIT:Photo Credit: PACIFIC NORTHWEST CANNED PEARS