how many pounds per person for roast beef

If beef roast is the main dish, the general rule of thumb is to get at least a half-pound of beef for every person (8 ounces). If there’s a possibility of additional unexpected guests or if you’d like leftovers, you can round up and buy about 3/4 pound per person (12 ounces) or even a pound per person (16 ounces).

We often get asked what weight of meat per person to order – in other words how much meat is needed for a certain number of people, so we have created this easy little guide.

Generally you would allow half a pound per person (225g) of boneless meat or three quarters of a pound (340g) per person of bone in meat. To see exacly how much you need though please refer to the table below, or head over to our shop and order online

Step 6: Let it rest

This last step is most important. Never ever, slice meat when you first take it out of the oven. Let it rest at least 10 minutes or longer for bone-in meat. This allows, Calandrucci says, the juices to stay inside the meat and reabsorb.

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Generally you would allow half a pound per person (225g) of boneless meat or three quarters of a pound (340g) per person of bone in meat. To see exacly how much you need though please refer to the table below, or head over to our shop and order online

We often get asked what weight of meat per person to order – in other words how much meat is needed for a certain number of people, so we have created this easy little guide.

Step 3: Prepare for roasting:

For either roast, place the meat on a rimmed platter. Pat it dry using paper towels and set it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours if time allows. If desired, season all over with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (use a coarse grind) and any favorite seasoning (such as dried thyme or garlic) or rub. Or you can marinate with your favorite marinade.

Standing Rib Roast

When you order or buy a standing rib roast, ask to have it cradled, advises StephenCalandrucci, the meat supervisor for Nino’s Salvaggio International Marketplace stores. The term “cradled” means to bone and tie it.

“We take the bone off the meat and tie it back on,” Calandrucci says. “This makes for easier carving and a nice presentation of a finished whole roast. The bone gives it the great flavor during cooking.”

Tenderloin

Calandrucci says to have it trimmed of the silver skin and whats called the chain — a long piece of meat with fat and part of the muscle that held the tenderloin to the bone. At Ninos, Calandrucci says, they tie the whole roast with butcher twine, but butterfly the smaller tapered end and folding it under so the whole roast cooks evenly.

If youve refrigerated the roast, remove one hour before roasting and let it come to room temperature.

Standing rib roast:

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Place the roast on a rack set in a large roasting pan, fat side facing up in a large pan. Roast for 30 minutes or until a nice crust forms. Reduce the temperature to 325 degrees. Continue roasting, figuring about 15 per pound.

Tenderloin:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet, heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Add the tenderloin and sear it until nicely browned on all sides. Transfer the tenderloin to a rimmed baking sheet and place it in the oven. Cook for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and continue cooking another 20 minutes.

If beef roast is the main dish, the general rule of thumb is to get at least a half-pound of beef for every person (8 ounces). If there’s a possibility of additional unexpected guests or if you’d like leftovers, you can round up and buy about 3/4 pound per person (12 ounces) or even a pound per person (16 ounces).

FAQ

How many people will a 4 lb roast feed?

Servings
Bone-In Roast
Boneless Roast
3–4 adults
4 lb. (2 bones)
3 lb.
4–5 adults
5 lb. (2-3 bones)
4 lb.
5–6 adults
6 lb. (3 bones)
5 lb.
6–7 adults
7 lb. (3-4 bones)
6 lb.

How many pounds of roast beef do I need for 20 people?

Boneless Meat
Number of People
Bone in meat
8lb / 3.64kg
16 – 17
12lb / 5.44kg
9lb / 4.08kg
18 – 19
14lb / 6.35kg
10lb / 4.54kg
20 – 21
16lb / 7.25kg
11lb / 4.98kg
22 – 23
18lb / 8.16kg

How much roast beef to buy for 8 adults?

If it is the main course for a sit-down dinner, plan on one pound per person or one rib for every two diners. For example, you can plan on a four-bone roast generously serving eight guests.

How many people will 10 pounds of roast beef feed?

Bone-in roasts: Figure about one-pound per person. A 10-pound roast will feed 8-10 people. Boneless: Allow about a half-pound per person, which should yield about a 6-ounce piece.

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