# How Much Taco Meat Do You Need Per Person

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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 Meat | Number of People | Bone in meat |
---|---|---|

1lb / 0.45kg | 2 – 3 | |

2lb / 0.91kg | 4 – 5 | 3lb / 1.36kg |

3lb / 1.36kg | 6 – 7 | 4lb / 1.82kg |

4lb / 1.82kg | 8 – 9 | 6lb / 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**

- Multiply the number of guests you wish to serve by 0.2 if the meat is going to be an appetizer.
- 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 Meat | Number of People | Bone in meat |
---|---|---|

8lb / 3.64kg | 16 – 17 | 12lb / 5.44kg |

9lb / 4.08kg | 18 – 19 | 14lb / 6.35kg |

10lb / 4.54kg | 20 – 21 | 16lb / 7.25kg |

11lb / 4.98kg | 22 – 23 | 18lb / 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 Meat | Number of People | Bone in meat |
---|---|---|

4lb / 1.82kg | 8 – 9 | 6lb / 2.73kg |

5lb / 2.27kg | 10 – 11 | 7lb / 3.18kg |

6lb / 2.73kg | 12 – 13 | 8lb / 3.64kg |

7lb / 3.18kg | 14 – 15 | 10lb / 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 Meat | Number of People | Bone in meat |
---|---|---|

3lb / 1.36kg | 6 – 7 | 4lb / 1.82kg |

4lb / 1.82kg | 8 – 9 | 6lb / 2.73kg |

5lb / 2.27kg | 10 – 11 | 7lb / 3.18kg |

6lb / 2.73kg | 12 – 13 | 8lb / 3.64kg |