Loc: SE Michigan
|Posted: 8/11/2008 9:51:27 PM|I'm having a taco bar for my sister's birthday party and am fixing all the food myself. How much ground beef do you think I should cook for 40-50 people? There will also be chips & salsa, a layered bean dip, fruit kabobs, and spanish rice. I figured in the kids as well (probably about 10), and estimate 2 tacos per person, but I *never* cook for a crowd , so am a little unsure.
Of course, there will be margaritas, so maybe the question shouldn't be "Will I have enough tacos," but rather "Will I have enough tequila?" lol
Lord of the Lilies
Loc: The Great Lakes State
|Posted: 8/11/2008 9:52:32 PM|
My aunt (caterer) goes by 1/4 lb of meat per person, but I wonder if for tacos it wouldn't be a little less?
ETA: I mean because some people may not want meat.
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Loc: In my big comfy bed
|Posted: 8/11/2008 9:53:54 PM|
I'm just going by what we eat with tacos..... I usually make 1 pound of beef for 3-4 people and we each eat 2-3 tacos or taco salad.
Maybe 12 pounds? I dunno. Maybe someone else will have a better idea than i do.
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ABC & 123 Pea
Loc: Dallas, Texas
|Posted: 8/11/2008 9:57:18 PM|
I would probably go 10 - 12 pounds to be safe. I like to have more food than I think I will need, so I would probably go with 12.
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Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 8/11/2008 10:01:02 PM|
i would go with the 1/4 pound per person. maybe make a little ,ore if you are worried and then freeze any leftovers.
Loc: SE Michigan
|Posted: 8/11/2008 10:20:21 PM|Thank you!
DH thought 10 lbs, too, so I think maybe I'll go with 12 just to be safe.
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Loc: Charley West, Chucktown, (Charleston area, WV)
|Posted: 8/11/2008 10:24:57 PM|
Remember...they're not eating "Just Tacos". Every time I cook, I fix enough of Dish X to feed an army, not realizing that they will be eating other stuff as well. I always forget they will be eating more than just that dish.
Loc: Enjoying the humid continental climate zone.
|Posted: 8/11/2008 10:26:35 PM|
I was going to say 10-12 lbs also- figuring we typically use one pound for a family of four, 1/2 pound for just dh and I.
Jewelry Lady Pea
Loc: Northern California
|Posted: 8/11/2008 10:47:01 PM|
I would go with 15. You don't want to not have enough and taco meat freezes well for later if there are left overs -just don't put it all out at once.
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