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funkyfrum




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 3:48 am
I'm making pepper steak for the main course. About 35 adults will be eating, but there will be a lot of salads and sides.

How much meat should I order? I was thinking about 6 pounds of meat, sliced by the butcher. Is this too little or too much?
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el2cg




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 5:44 am
I always figure 1/2 lb of meat pp.
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funkyfrum




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 5:53 am
That's a lot of meat! As I said, there will be peppers and onions in the dish. Plus a ton of sides...
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ra_mom




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 6:02 am
11.5 pounds. And you'll need to plate the portions or else there won't be enough to go around.
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tichellady




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 10:16 am
I was going to say 10-11 lbs. you might have leftovers but I would want to make sure you have enough
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dankbar




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 10:52 am
I would say 6 lbs is too little
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amother




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Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 11:13 am
el2cg wrote:
I always figure 1/2 lb of meat pp.


I once heard 1/4lb per person, but that is when there are other protein options.
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dankbar




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 4:58 pm
How many ounces of protein, would you consider appropiate per person, as main? Figure like that.

On low fat/weight loss diets 4 oz of proteins is recommended
For reg diets I think 8 oz is considered a reg portion
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octopus




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 7:18 pm
Even at a 1/4 lb per person( totaling 8.75 lb of meat), 6 lbs is too little
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dankbar




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 7:32 pm
Right you would need 8.75 lbs of meat to cover 4 ounces of meat, per person, for 35 people.
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amother




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Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 7:48 pm
funkyfrum wrote:
I'm making pepper steak for the main course. About 35 adults will be eating, but there will be a lot of salads and sides.

How much meat should I order? I was thinking about 6 pounds of meat, sliced by the butcher. Is this too little or too much?


In something like pepper steak, the general rule is 1/4 to 1/3 pound per person. So for 35 adults, that's 9 to 11-1/2 pounds. 6 pounds is WAY too little -- less than 3 ounces (before cooking) per person.
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Squishy




 
 
 


Post  Mon, Aug 19 2019, 7:48 pm
Don't forget the meat is going to shrink about 25% in cooking. 4oz will become 3 oz. This is too little for the men.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 20 2019, 12:57 am
Squishy wrote:
Don't forget the meat is going to shrink about 25% in cooking. 4oz will become 3 oz. This is too little for the men.


lol. only men eat?
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Raisin




 
 
 


Post  Tue, Aug 20 2019, 5:21 am
Also depends what else you are serving. Fish? Soup? If everyone is getting a big piece of fish, less meat is ok. But still I would allow 1/4 per person.
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amother




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Post  Tue, Aug 20 2019, 5:50 am
Rather give generous chicken then small (tiny) portions of meat... pepper steak shrinks a lot.
U can also do half pepper steak and half stir fry chicken.

ya is the totally of ppl including some young children?

Also, when being so exacting it is safer to plate. If u pass around dishes they may get empty too fast
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