How Many Burgers Do You Need for Your Memorial Day Cookout? Here's How to Tell

The days are warmer and the nights are getting longer—it must be cookout season! If you're planning a backyard bash, you'll want to make sure you have enough food to go around...but not too much, as burgers don't keep particularly well. Check out our guidelines below to make sure you have the right amount of tasty burger goodness for your BBQ!

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How Many Burgers Do You Need for Your Memorial Day Cookout

To determine how many burgers your party will eat, figure each person will consume ~1.5 burgers. Here's how many you will need to feed (and satisfy!) everyone, based on that estimate:

4 people – 6 burgers
6 people – 9 burgers
12 people – 18 burgers
20 people – 30 burgers

How much ground beef to buy for a party

If you're making the hamburger patties from scratch, figure you will need 4 to 6 oz. of ground meat per patty. Here's how much you should plan to buy, if each patty is 6oz:

4 people – 24 oz. (1 1/3 lbs.)
6 people – 36 oz. (2 lbs.)
12 people – 68 oz. (4 lbs.)
20 people – 80 oz. (6 2/3 lbs.)

Happy grilling!

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