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- 1 How many pounds of meat do I need for 70 people?
- 2 How many servings is a pound of taco meat?
- 3 How many tacos will 4 lbs of meat make?
- 4 How much does a pound of fajitas feed?
- 5 How many pounds of hamburger do I need for Sloppy Joes?
- 6 How much taco seasoning does it take to make a pound of meat?
- 7 How much rice do you need for a taco bar?
- 8 What’s a good side for tacos?
- 9 How many tacos should you eat?
- 10 How much beef do I need for 8 adults?
- 11 How many ribs of beef do I need for 8 people?
- 12 How do you calculate food portions for a large group?

## How many pounds of meat 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 servings is a pound of taco 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 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 much does a pound of fajitas feed?

Two fajitas is the usual estimate per person if you have the usual sides of rice, beans, and salad. For a two fajita serving for 4 people, you need: Meats 1 pound of lean boneless raw meat per 4 persons.

## How many pounds of hamburger do I need for Sloppy Joes?

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.

## How much taco seasoning does it take to make a pound of meat?

Use 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning for every pound of ground beef. Add the spices to browned meat with 1/2 cup of water.

## 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.

## 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.
- Pepper Salad.

## 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 beef do I need for 8 adults?

When Meat Is the Main: When cooking something like steak, roast, chicken, or pork, where meat is the main feature of the meal and paired with a few side dishes, we recommend about 1/2 pound (eight ounces) per person, up to 3/4 (12 ounces) pound for bigger appetites and those who love leftovers.

## How many ribs of beef do I need for 8 people?

If you want to serve 6-8 people and have some left over, you’ll need a piece weighing approximately 5-6 lb (2.25-2.75 kg) – this would be 3 ribs. Beef on the bone is great as the bone acts as a conductor of heat and gives the roast extra flavour. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 9, 475°F (240°C).

## How do you calculate food portions for a large group?

Take the number of your guest list and multiply it by three to calculate how many servings you will need for the appetizers. A rule of thumb is to always calculate a big group meal as though it is a buffet, even if it is a sit down affair.