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Taco bar in 3 days for 40-50 people
J. Meyer
10/06/08
I have borrowed a friends electric roasting pan and plan on using it. However the taco meat will have to simmer for 3-4 hours while we are at a football game and I'm not sure how much water and seasoning to use for such a large amount. I'm running out of time, can you help? Thanks.
ellen
10/07/08
See this page for taco seasoning.

www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/plan/texmex1.html

Use 85% lean- regular will leave way too much fat on the meat.

Set at 220 degrees. Add a couple quarts of beef broth, enough that it is moist when you leave. Take the top off and turn the heat to 350-400 to dry it out if you need to, or remove to serving bowls with a slotted spoon.

Kelly
01/05/09
I am planning my son's 1st birthday party and decided to go with a taco bar. I am planning on 40 people because it seems no one knows how to RSVP anymore...So, I have researched and it seems that most sites say about 16 lbs of ground beef for about three tacos per person (40 people). Does this sound right to you? Also, I have no clue how much to buy when it comes to the toppings (cheese, lettuce, onions, sour cream, ect.) Could you give me a ball park on that too? Thanks for your help!
ellen
01/06/09
I can do better than a ballpark. Using the table on the baked potato bar page, you can figure any topping you plan- the amounts are pretty much exactly the same per person for tacos and baked potatoes. 100.Use a scany 1/2 of the amount for With 40 people, I would be very comfortable with about 13 pounds of meat. You might cook it ahead, bag in 1 or 2 pound freezer bags, refrigerate and only warm up about 12 pounds- if you need more, microwave it a baggie at a time as needed. If not, into thee freezer for future home dinners.

Don't miss my home made taco seasoning on the taco salad page, it will save you many dollars.

 
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