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# How Much Taco Meat Do You Need Per Person?

The rule of thumb is four ounces of meat fillings per taco shell for the average person. This will calculate to about eight tablespoons or a 1/2 cup per taco. It is also helpful to consider how much ground beef you will need by thinking through how hearty of an appetite your guest might have.

### How many tacos will 1lb of meat make?

Approximately how many tacos can be made from a pound of hamburger? One pound (16 ounces) of 93/7 raw ground beef, cooked, browned, and drained, will provide 14 ounces of cooked ground beef, based on the USDA specifications. One pound of beef will make around 3.5 tacos because each taco requires 4 ounces of meat.

### How many pounds of taco meat do I need?

It is based on a formula that uses the average serving of protein on the typical taco is an 1/8th of a pound of meat, which is about 2 ounces of beef before it is cooked. So, a pound of ground beef should nicely fill 8 tacos.

### How much beef do I need for 4 tacos?

If you use the traditional size hard taco shell, or small 6-inch flour tortillas, 2 tablespoons of taco meat per taco is the perfect amount. This recipe, using 1 pound of lean ground beef, will make 12 tacos. I tend to serve 3 tacos per person. So I use 1 pound of taco meat for 4 people.

### How much meat do you put in a taco?

How much ground beef is in a taco? It’s about a ¼ cup (2 ounces) of meat for smaller tacos, 4 to 5-inch tortillas. If you’re using larger 6 to 8-inch size tortillas, or filling hard shell tacos, plan for a ½ cup (4 ounces) of meat.

### How much meat do I need for 4 people?

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 pounds of meat do I need for 8 people?

What weight of meat per person to order?

Boneless MeatNumber of PeopleBone in meat
1lb / 0.45kg2 – 3
2lb / 0.91kg4 – 53lb / 1.36kg
3lb / 1.36kg6 – 74lb / 1.82kg
4lb / 1.82kg8 – 96lb / 2.73kg

### How much ground beef do I need for tacos?

Plan on using 1 lb of meat for 4 people. This will yield about 2-3 tablespoons of meat per taco. What are some good topping ideas? Some suggestions are: Shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, diced cilantro.

### How do you calculate meat per person?

How to Figure Out How Much Meat to Buy Per Person

1. Multiply the number of guests you wish to serve by 0.2 if the meat is going to be an appetizer.
2. Multiply the number of guests by 0.5 to 0.33 if the meat will be a part of the main course but there also will be other filling components.

### How many tacos do I need to feed 12 people?

How many tacos per person? On average, you need to plan two tacos per person if you are hosting a taco bar with sides such as rice and beans. How many tacos does one pound of hamburger make? One pound (16 ounces) of 93/7 raw ground beef, cooked browned and drained, will equal 14 ounces of cooked ground beef.

### How many pounds of meat do I need for 6 people?

Use calculator to help determine how much meat to buy. A question we often get is “How much meat do I need?” The starting rule of thumb is: Boneless Meat: 1/2 lb. per person for adults and 1/4 lb. per person for children.

### How much meat do I need for 20 guests?

What weight of meat per person to order?

Boneless MeatNumber of PeopleBone in meat
8lb / 3.64kg16 – 1712lb / 5.44kg
9lb / 4.08kg18 – 1914lb / 6.35kg
10lb / 4.54kg20 – 2116lb / 7.25kg
11lb / 4.98kg22 – 2318lb / 8.16kg

### How much ground beef do you need for 20 hamburgers?

How much hamburger do I need for 20 burgers? How much hamburger do I need to serve a group of 20 people? According to the USDA, 3 ounces of ground beef constitutes one serving. Taking this into consideration, 3.75 pounds of ground beef would be plenty to feed 20 people.

### How much meat do I need for 10 adults?

What weight of meat per person to order?

Boneless MeatNumber of PeopleBone in meat
4lb / 1.82kg8 – 96lb / 2.73kg
5lb / 2.27kg10 – 117lb / 3.18kg
6lb / 2.73kg12 – 138lb / 3.64kg
7lb / 3.18kg14 – 1510lb / 4.54kg

### How many pounds of ground beef do I need for 17 people?

We recommend 1/2 pound (eight ounces) per person when cooking a main dish such as steak, roast, chicken, or pork, where the meat will be the main attraction of the meal and will be accompanied by a few side dishes.

### How much meat do I need for 8 people?

What weight of meat per person to order?

Boneless MeatNumber of PeopleBone in meat
3lb / 1.36kg6 – 74lb / 1.82kg
4lb / 1.82kg8 – 96lb / 2.73kg
5lb / 2.27kg10 – 117lb / 3.18kg
6lb / 2.73kg12 – 138lb / 3.64kg