How Many Pounds of Ground Beef You Need to Serve a Crowd

When serving a crowd, it can be a struggle to determine how much food to make. You may be putting together your shopping list and not know how many pounds of ground beef to buy. Let us help you the next time you need to serve sloppy joes to 25 people.

How Much Ground Beef to Buy

In general we call for 1 pound of ground beef in our sloppy joe recipe, and that makes 6 sandwiches. To make 25 sandwiches, buy at least 4 pounds of ground beef. You will need to increase your purchase if each person eats more than one sandwich.

Get our Sloppy Joes recipe.

Where's the Beef? Right here.

Cooked ground beef is super helpful to keep on hand giving you the ability to whip up a family-friendly meal in minutes. Watch as we show you how to brown ground beef using our easy tips for perfectly cooked beef.


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