Who doesn’t LOVE tacos???
OH MY! Taco, Taco, Taco! Tacos are an essential part of our weekly meals. We love breakfast tacos, lunch tacos and supper tacos! Whether it be tacos with soft corn tortillas, crunchy corn tortillas or flour tortillas, they are ALL so yummy! Plus, if you are feeding a large group of people tacos will go a long way on your budget! In other words, tacos can be a cheap, but yet DELICIOUS meal! In this post I will answer a lot of questions about tacos, plus the main question of “How Much Ground Beef Meat for the Best Homemade Tacos”
What kind of tacos can I make for a taco party or for “Taco Tuesday”?
The best part of making tacos is that there are so many types of tacos. This list can be endless, however I will try and name a few types of tacos to give you some ideas for your next party gathering.
- ground beef soft tacos
- ground beef crunchy tacos
- ground beef flour tortilla tacos
- ground turkey tacos
- grilled chicken soft tacos
- grilled chicken crunchy tacos
- grilled chicken flour tortilla tacos
- breakfast tacos with scrambled eggs, plus either ground beef or breakfast sausage
- shrimp tacos
- pulled pork tacos
- carne asada
- any versatile meat will work
You can buy taco seasoning at your local supermarket, but you can also make your own homemade taco seasoning with only a few simple ingredients. Usually, I don’t follow a taco meat recipe when I am seasoning my pounds of ground beef for tacos, I just sprinkle the following seasonings until the taste is perfect:
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder (optional – if I don’t have any then I just leave this one out)
- cayenne pepper (optional)
- black pepper
At our house we make delicious tacos so many different ways. We may have soft tacos or crunchy tacos. Everyone in my house has their favorite meat. The kids like taco meat (ground beef) and my husband likes chicken on his tacos. So, I try to keep some shredded chicken breast in the freezer that I have already cooked or I purchased the grilled chicken that is already cooked, it is located in the freezer section of your local grocery store.
My favorite recipe is a classic choice. I take corn tortillas and fry them in a little coconut oil. I lay them flat in the hot oil and when they soften I will fold them over to make a taco and then continue to fry them until they are brown and crispy. Then, I will place them on some paper towels and fill them with my favorite taco toppings.
Also, I love to add a slice of American cheese to the soft corn tortillas before I fry them and once they are brown I will have crispy CHEESY tacos! So DELICIOUS! Y’all should give these a try! A simple delicious dish, plus cheap. ONLY, 2 ingredients – corn tortillas and sliced cheese! Then, I dip these crispy CHEESY tacos in guacamole or salsa! YUMMY!!!
What favorite toppings goes on the top of tacos
- sour cream
- refried beans
- pico de gallo
- hot sauce
- black beans
- green onions
- iceberg lettuce
- shredded cheddar cheese
- diced tomatoes
- salsa or picante sauce
What is in Breakfast Tacos?
Scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, ham or turkey, veggies and cheese on a corn or flour tortilla.
GREAT TIP!! Buy the frozen chopped bell peppers and onions to speed up your breakfast routine! They are located in the freezer section of your local supermarket.
Tacos are great for any type of birthday party, a big party or small party, graduation party, holidays like the 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day. There is ALWAYS a reason to celebrate with a “Taco Night”
“How Much Ground Beef Meat for the Best Homemade Tacos”
How much ground beef for tacos for 10? 3-4 pounds of taco meat will feed 10 people.
How much ground beef for tacos for 20? 6-7 pounds of taco meat will feed 20 people.
How much hamburger meat to feed 100 people tacos? For a large crowd, approximately 18-20 pounds of ground beef. Plus side dishes of refried beans, Mexican rice, tortilla chips, salsa and guacamole.
How many tacos do you need for 20 people? The average person will eat 2 tacos, so at least 40 tacos. Plus side dishes of refried beans, Mexican rice, tortilla chips, salsa and guacamole.
What is a taco salad? A taco salad is the taco filling and toppings inside of big, round taco shell. Where as tacos are in little folded over taco shells.
How many tacos will a pound of ground beef make? 8 to 10 tacos, depending on how full you make them. I add less meat and add more veggies and cheese.
What is a taco bar calculator? Basically, this is a popular site to find on the internet that will help you decide how much meat to prepare. Just google “taco bar calculator”
How much taco meat or ounces of meat do I need for tacos? 1/8 to 1/4 of a cup of taco meat per taco. The less amount of meat you add to each taco will save room for yummy toppings.
Can I save leftover taco meat? Yes! Just add your leftover taco meat to an airtight container or freezer bags and refrigerate for up to 5 days or up to 3 months in the freezer.
How much meat to I need for 15 people tacos? 4-5 pounds of taco meat will feed 15 people.
How many tacos will 2 pounds of ground beef make? Depending on number of guests, but 2 pounds of ground beef will make approximately 8 tacos.
Do I need to add tomato sauce to my taco meat? It’s optional. In a large skillet cook however many pounds of meat over medium-high heat, drain excess fat and then add seasoning. You can add a taco seasoning packet or your own homemade taco seasoning. Let meat and seasonings simmer for a few minutes.
How many tacos does the average person eat? 2-3 tacos per person, however the number of tacos that each person will eat can vary.
What is a walking taco? Or “tacos in a bag”. You take a small bag of chips, open one end and add your taco ingredients to the bag of chips.
How many people will a pound of meat feed? A pound of ground beef for feed 2-3 people.
Can I make my tacos with lean ground beef? Yes, you can use any type of meat like; ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey for you easy ground beef tacos.
Do I need to add tomato paste to my homemade taco meat recipe? Yes, you can, but you do not need to. For classic ground beef tacos, simply, cook your ground beef until done, drain off excess grease, add seasonings and simmer for a few minutes, Then, add your ground beef mixture to hard shell tacos or a soft tortilla and enjoy.
Can I cook taco meat in an Instant Pot? Yes, an Instant Pot is faster than a slow cooker. It will take approximately 20 minutes for frozen ground beef and 15 minutes for thawed ground beef.
Can you make taco meat ahead of time? Yes! A good idea is to always make your favorite recipes ahead of time, especially if you are cooking for a large number of people. If you are making your own tacos, simply cook your ground beef ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Then, when you are ready to serve, microwave your ground beef until warm.
KETO questions regarding TACOS??
Are tacos keto friendly? No, the corn tortillas are high in net carbs and are not keto-friendly.
Do tacos have carbs? If you make your tacos from corn tortillas they are not keto-friendly.
Are tacos low carb? No, tacos are high in carbohydrates.
Do flour tortillas have carbs and are flour tortillas keto friendly? If you make your tacos or burritos with regular flour tortillas they are not keto-friendly, HOWEVER, if you use KETO or LOW CARB flour tortillas then those are keto friendly.
Are corn tortillas keto friendly? No, corn tortillas are high in net carbs.
How do I make a taco keto friendly? Leave out the corn tortillas or make a soft taco with a KETO or LOW CARB flour tortilla.
Is a taco salad keto friendly? Only if you leave out the shell and replace the crunchy flour taco shell with lettuce.
What is all in a “Taco Bar Checklist?”
A checklist is a great way to be organized when planning a party for a large group of people. This is a list that can be printed off the internet to help you keep track of all the ingredients for a taco bar. Google “taco bar checklist” and you will find plenty of checklists to choose from.
“How Much Ground Beef Meat for the Best Homemade Tacos”
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