# Often asked: 50 People How Much Taco Meat?

## How much meat do you need per person for tacos?

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 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 do I need to feed 100 people?

For 100 people I would make sure you have enough shells so each person can make 4 tacos each. Women won’t eat as much as men and teens do but the extra per person is a good way to calculate this one. Normally for 100 shells they say you should cook 25 pounds of meat.

## Can you keep taco meat warm in a crockpot?

To serve immediately, place beef mixture in slow cooker; keep warm on Low setting. If beef mixture is frozen, thaw before heating.

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## How much hamburger do I need for 50 Sloppy Joes?

How many pounds of hamburger do I need for 50 Sloppy Joes? Our recipe calls for 1 ½ pound of ground beef, which makes enough for six servings. To make 50 sandwiches, you would need to purchase 12 ½ pounds of meat.

## 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.

## 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 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.

## What all do you need for a taco bar?

Elements of the Taco Bar:

1. Thinly sliced iceberg lettuce.
2. Sliced tomato.
3. Sliced white onion.
4. Cilantro.
5. Guacamole.
6. Salsa.
7. Sour Cream.
8. Cheese, cheese and more cheese.

## 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.