# FAQ: How Many Pounds Of Taco Meat Do You Need To Feed 64 People?

## How many pounds of ground beef do I need for 70 people?

If serving with sides you need to figure 1/3 pound per person minimum. As mentioned figure around 50% loss. At a 1/3 pound per person you are looking at needing 23-24 pounds of finished product.

## How many tacos will 4 lbs of meat make?

The “conservative” amount of ground beef in a typical taco is 2.5 ounces, but because of the other taco fillings we can estimate 2 ounces of beef for the average taco. So that being said, probably about 8 tacos per pound of ground beef.

## How many tacos can you get from a pound of meat?

Although the standard is 3 tacos per person, folks tend to be a bit generous when filling their own tacos so caterers calculate 2 tacos per person for taco bars. One pound (16 ounces) of 80/20 raw ground beef, pan browned and drained, will equal 12 ounces of cooked ground beef.

## How many burgers will 2 lbs of beef make?

If you’re making the patties yourself (to save money or because you love making burgers), assume four burgers per pound of meat.

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## What’s a good side for tacos?

Whether you prefer the classic Mexican soft taco or the crunchy American hard shell taco, these sides will not disappoint.

• Chips and Salsa.
• Corn Pudding.
• Mexican Coleslaw.
• Jicama with Mango Slaw.
• Mexican Sweet Potatoes.

## How many tacos should you eat?

Our taco algorithms show that people will eat approximately 4-5 tacos. Keep in mind that some will eat less, and some will eat more, but it will average out to approximately 4-5 tacos per person.

## How much rice do you need for a taco bar?

Add 2 cups uncooked white long grain rice, along with 1/2 Tbsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 tsp oregano, and 1 tsp salt. Continue to stir and cook the rice and spices for about 2 minutes. This will toast the rice and spices and enhance their flavor.

## How much ground beef do I need?

In general, we call for 1 pound of ground beef to make 6 sandwiches in our sloppy joes recipes. That works out to 3 ounces of ground beef per sandwich. Depending on the size of your bun and how meaty you like your sandwich, you can increase or decrease that amount an ounce or two either way.

## How many burgers does 3 lbs make?

How Many Burgers Does a pound make? For each pound of ground beef, you can make 4 burgers. If cost is a concern then you can add some cheaper fillers like bread crumbs and diced onion and by doing this you can get 30% more burgers. How much meat do I need for 12 burgers? – You will need 3 pounds of beef.

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## What do I need for a taco bar?

Here are a few must-haves:

1. Diced tomatoes.
2. Lettuce.
3. Diced onions.
4. Black olives.
5. Shredded Mexican cheese.
7. Sour cream.
8. Cilantro.

## What do I need for a taco party?

Start by setting out the ingredients for the tacos themselves, which should include:

1. Hard- and soft-shell (corn and flour) tortillas.
2. Shredded chicken.
3. Seasoned ground beef.
4. Refried beans.
5. Shredded lettuce.
6. Diced tomatoes.
7. Chopped cilantro.
8. Sauteed bell peppers.

## What cut of beef is best for tacos?

To make the steak tacos: Use flank steak. It is a lean cut of beef and is best when cooked to medium rare and thinly sliced, making it perfect for tacos. Only marinate the steak in lime juice for 30 minutes or the steak will get mushy.