How Many Sliders Per Person For A Party

How Many Sliders Per Person For A Crowd

Catering For A Big Group - How Many Sliders Per Person in 2021

Many people are not sure how many sliders per guest are the right amount for a get-together. To get the most accurate answer, it is best to calculate this number based on variables such as the number of guests, the time frame, the type of food served, and how many people are at your event or function.

But the most important question is what kind of party are you hosting?

A buffet-style event normally requires bigger portions. If you a serving pork sliders with cranberry sauce for an after Thanksgiving BQQ people will likely eat a little less as you will probably have some leftover turkey as well. 

Say you have a big group you want to feed or maybe an event planned around another holiday or event like Christmas, New Year. This also works for a Picnic, Tailgating,

 Superbowl sliders are also a winner, as are chicken wings (see our guide on how many chicken wings to serve for lots and lots of people). 

Sometimes you need beef - see our handy table on how much beef per person.

Give some thought to what else you are serving with your sliders. The more sides you have will result in a slight decrease in the number of mini hamburgers eaten.

We will answer exactly how many sliders you need for 10,20,50,70 or 100 people and give you a handy table which includes how many sliders you need for a large group with lots and lots of people.

Plus a calculation of the number of sliders you need when you have two or three other dishes like fried chicken or ribs for example.

Our table will also tell you how much meat you need for the slider patties, we use beef and pulled pork as examples. However, the table will equally word for slider patties made from ground turkey, brisket, and other fillings.

How Many Sliders To Serve For 100 People
How Many Sliders To Serve For 100 People

Sliders Serving Size Per Person

 How Do You Calculate Sliders Per Person? We use a ratio of four sliders per person to calculate how many sliders serve a crowd of people. Now we also reduce this amount if there are lots of other food or snack-sized appetizers served at the same time - see our slider per person table below.

How Many Pounds Of Slider Meat Per Person Should I Buy?  For a beef patty for a slider plan on using 2.5oz of meat per person.

These per guest slider amounts will let you answer questions like

How much pulled pork per person for sliders?

If you are using pulled pork or pulled turkey leftovers then budget on 3 oz per person for your slider patties.

How to make pulled pork sliders or burgers like a pro - see our instant pot recipe for pork and an amazing homemade bourbon Barbecue sauce.

If you want to learn how to perfectly fry a pork chop see our top 10 tips here.

How much meat do you need for 50 sliders?

For 50 sliders then you will need 125 oz ( 7.8 lbs) of ground beef or brisket.

Sliders For 10 People
Sliders For 10 People

How Many Sliders Per Person For 10 People

  • 40 Sliders for 10 People with one other side dish
  • 20 Sliders for 10 People if serving with 3 other side dishes

How Much Meat To Buy For Sliders when Feeding a Group of 10 People 

These quantities are for sliders and one other side

  • 100 oz beef slider filling for 10 people 
  • 120 oz pulled pork for 10 people - slider filling
Cooking Meat For Sliders 20 Guests
Cooking Meat For Sliders 20 Guests

How Many Sliders Per Person For 20 People

  • 80 Sliders for 10 People with 1 other side
  • 40 Sliders for 10 People if serving with 3 other side dishes

How Much Meat To Buy For Sliders when Feeding a Group of 10 People 

These quantities are for sliders and one other side

  • 200 oz. (12.5 lb) beef slider filling for 20 people
  • 240 oz (15 lbs) pulled pork for 20 people - slider filling
Sliders for 25 Kids
Sliders for 25 Kids

How Many Sliders Per Person For 25 People

  • 100 Sliders for 25 People with 1 other side
  • 50 Sliders for 25 People if serving with 3 other side dishes

How Much Meat To Buy For Sliders when Feeding Crowd of 25 People 

These quantities are for sliders and one other side

  • 15 lb beef slider filling for 25 people
  • 18.7 lbs pulled pork for 25 people - slider filling
Sliders for lots and lots of people
Sliders for lots and lots of people

How Many Sliders Per Person For 50 People

  • 200 Sliders for 50 People with 1 other side
  • 100 Sliders for 50 People if serving with 3 other side dishes

How Much Meat To Buy For Sliders when Feeding Crowd of 50 People 

These quantities are for sliders and one other side

  • 31 lb beef slider filling for 50 people
  • 37.5 lbs pulled pork for 50 people - slider filling
How Many Sliders Per Person For A Crowd
How Many Sliders Per Person For A Crowd

How Many Sliders Per Person For 75 People

  • 300 Sliders for 75 People with 1 other side
  • 150 Sliders for 75 People if serving with 3 other side dishes

How Much Meat To Buy For Sliders when Feeding Crowd of 75 People 

These quantities are for sliders and one other side

  • 47 lb beef slider filling for 75 people
  • 56 lbs pulled pork for 75 people - slider filling
Sliders for lots and lots of people
Sliders for lots and lots of people

How Many Sliders Per Person For 100 People

  • 400 Sliders for 100 People with 1 other side
  • 200 Sliders for 100 People if serving with 3 other side dishes

How Much Meat To Buy For Sliders when Feeding Crowd of 100 People 

These quantities are for sliders and one other side

  • 62 lb beef slider filling for 100 people
  • 75 lbs pulled pork for 100 people - slider filling

 What Ingredients Can You Put In Sliders?

Hamburger sliders are really popular and just like their big cousin's burger after you choose your cooked meat style you have a lot of freedom as to what you put in your sliders. Here is a list of the best fillings for sliders when you are hosting a large group of people.

  • Swiss cheese (makes great cheese sliders)
  • Blue Cheese
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Ham
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Deli meat fried and put on top for an extra protein burst - ham is popular
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • minced onion (with garlic powder)
  • mustard (I like dijon mustard)
  • Honey Mustard is also really popular
  • Ketchup
  • Pickles
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Mayo

Serving Ideas For Sliders For a Party

In addition to the slider condiments above - how you present your sliders can make all the difference.

You can serve them on bamboo plates - which are biodegradable which is great.

I really like the idea of serving them with ketchup and french fries (see how many french fries you need for a large group)- you can not go wrong. See this picture for an idea. What kid could resist this patty inside a slider bun!

Sliders For 20 Kids
Sliders For 20 Kids - Children Find This Irresistible!

What is the difference between a hamburger and a slider?

Size - sliders are typically smaller with a slider patty being only 2.5-3 oz whereas a hamburger is at least 6oz. The Bun size and shape is also different - the slider bun or roll is around 2 inches in diameter.

While the patty recipe will be similar the cooking method is often different for the slider. The hamburger comes as a patty, whereas the slider can be a round ball. You get your griddle hot with olive oil and a little butter and put the ball meat on and smash it. This gives a nice random or almost artisan-style cooked meat look. Sliders also tend to be dressed more elegantly with condiments.

How To Calculate how many pounds pulled pork per person

A basic starting point is to budget on 6 oz of cooked pork per guest.

I use the word cooked meat or product and to be clear, I mean to say the amount of weight of meat available to sere per person. During the cooking process, pork and other cooked meat will lose water. The finished product will weigh less than when you started, so we will include in our chart the amount of raw meat you need to buy to get the right result. Use this as a guide as different cuts of the pig will produce slightly different results eg. pork loin vs pork shoulder.

Also, you need to consider what type of meal you are serving.

There are various different ways you can serve your pulled pork. There is the sit down buffet - It would be one plate per person to start. However, people will usually eat more because they go back for seconds and thirds, especially if you have a great bbq sauce and it is your main dish.

At a picnic, there is less going back for extra helpings and often folks will make a pulled pork sandwich or sub - which adds some bread which can be quite filling.

So factor that into your meat quantity purchased.

Are you serving any other meats, if not there will be more portions of pulled pork consumed if it is the only meat.

Bread or bun Size for making a pulled pork sandwich or sub - The small bun is large enough to hold up to 3-4 ounces of pulled pork ( I would call this a slider) and the large bun could hold up to 6 ounces of pulled pork which will be a single serving from our calculations.

If large amounts of meat scare the heck out of you, then plenty of side dishes and salads will have your cost spaced out. Pork spare ribs also go well for a crowd - see how many spare ribs, half slabs to serve for a large group.

The good thing is that pulled pork is simple to save if you end up pork leftover so calculate your pulled pork requirements slightly on the high side.

So before we look at some events and how to scale up or down let's answer - How many pounds of pulled pork do you need to feed 30 people? You would need 11.25 pounds for pulled pork to feed 30 guests.

How Much Pulled Pork Per Person 10 People

  • Pulled pork for a crowd of 10 will need 60 oz or 3.75 lbs
  • For a bbq pulled pork bowl for 10 people you will need 48 oz
  • How Much Raw Pork For 10 People - 4.7 lbs before cooking

How Much Pulled Pork Per Person 20 People

  • Pulled pork for a crowd of 20 will need 7.5 lbs
  • For a bbq pulled pork bowl for 20 people you will need 8.5 lb
  • How Much Raw Pork For 20 People - 9.4 lbs before cooking

How Much Pulled Pork Per Person 50 People

  • Pulled pork for a crowd of 50 will need 18.5 lbs
  • For a bbq pulled pork bowl for 50 people you will need 20 lb
  • How Much Raw Pork For 20 People - 23.5 lbs before cooking

How Much Pulled Pork Per Person 100 People

  • Pulled pork for a crowd of 100 will need 37.5 lbs
  • For a bbq pulled pork bowl for 100 people you will need 40 lb
  • How Much Raw Pork For 20 People - 47 lbs before cooking

How much Cooked Pulled Pork for Different Events and Occasions

  • Buffet Style Requires Bigger Portions and lots of barbecue sauce also.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Portion Planner
  • Superbowl pork sandwiches or sliders -
  • BBQ
  • Christmas
  • New Year
  • Picnic
  • Tailgating

Serving Ideas for Pulled Pork

  • apple sauce
  • potato salad
  • baked beans
  • sloppy joes - ground beef
  • bbq sauce

Do not forget to use chili powder and a dry rub with some good wood chips if you are going to be smoking the raw meat through to the perfect finished meat.

Full a list of other catering for a group ideas - and big group food ideas see our resource page.

How To Make Pulled Pork Instant Pot

We have an amazing recipe for bourbon bbq pulled pork -(you can also use a slow cooker or crock pot for this pulled pork recipe). We made this pork recipe in about 1 hour - so you can keep the pork moist in the fridge by wrapping well with aluminum foil - this is a recipe you can cook ahead of time.

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