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How much beef do I need to make BBQ burger's for 7 adults and 2 toddlers?

I grew up vegetarian and my hubby has no idea. I think we will need 16 burgers guessing how much each person will eat. How many pounds of beef do I need?


Asked by mommytoJames512 at 12:06 AM on Feb. 5, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • You can get 4 nice burgers out of a pound of hamburger, so if you need 16 burgers you need atleast 4 pounds of ground beef.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:54 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • figure a quarter pound per serving

    Answer by MChildressDem at 12:08 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Same as the pp said, about 1/4 lb per burger.

    Answer by ILoveCade at 12:10 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Thanks ladies. I will pick up two of those 5 pounds rolls to make sure we have enough.

    Comment by mommytoJames512 (original poster) at 12:14 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • 10 lbs will be way too much - if you're thinking 16 burgers, at 1/4 lb each, you'll have more than plenty with 5 lbs. I was going to say 3 lbs should be enough, 4 would give you extra, 5 will be more than enough.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:20 AM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Oh yeah. Lol. I totally did the math wrong. Lol.

    Comment by mommytoJames512 (original poster) at 12:19 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • If everyone is just having one, 3 lbs will provide 12 burgers, I would do 4 lbs, because you may end up making them larger than 4 oz each.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 6:46 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

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