How Much Fajita Meat Per Person

How Much Fajita Meat Per Person

This meal is delicious and always so popular for a party. People love Fajitas because they can build their own. But How much fajita meat per person do you need for a party or 10,20,50 or 100 people – see our handy table for the exact quantities of meat per person.

Also below we share a Steak Fajita Recipe that is so insanely delicious, you won’t believe it cooks in less than 10 minutes. Our quick & easy method makes tender, perfectly seasoned skirt steak in a hot skillet filled with bell peppers & onions.

Fajita Meat Serving Size Per Person

When you have a big party or large group the answer to the serving size per person is  1/2 pound per person – I have held a number of large family reunions and Superbowl parties and this amount of meat (inside skirt steak or grilled chicken) has never failed.

How do you calculate Fajita Meat per person?

You calculate fajita meat per person based on an average number based on the mix of guests, kids, men women – but it works well – everyone gets the fajitas they want and there is usually a little leftover fajita meat, but less than 15%. You can make chicken fajita or steak fajita the amounts are the same.

How much fajita meat do you need per person for a tailgate event?

For a tailgate event, you will need 3/4 pound of meat per person because the event will go on for more than 2 hours and if people are having a drink, then they tend to eat more. Or at halftime they have another fajita. This also assumes that fajitas are your only main dish. If you have other tailgate dishes like burrito or taco then reduce the amount accordingly.

If you don’t know how much beef to buy, here’s an idea:

1 lb. of flank steak is about 4-5 servings of fajita meat.


You should buy 1/2 pound (500g) of fajita meat per person. This is equivalent to 8oz per person

How many servings of Fajita Meat do 5 lbs make?

You can serve between 10-12 people easily with 5lbs of meat.

How many pounds of Fajita Meat do you need for 30 people?

You will need 15 lbs of fajita meat for 30 people.

Fajitas For a Party – How Much Fajita Meat Per Person?

How much Fajita Meat Per Person for 10 People
How much Fajita Meat Per Person for 10 People

How Many Fajitas For 10 People

For 10 People Serve 20 Fajitas As Main Serving at  Big Crowd Dinner 

How Much Fajita Meat For 10 People

  • 80 oz of skirt steak for ten people
  • 5 lbs of meat
  • 2.5 kg of chicken, beef, pork or tempeh for fajitas for 10 people 
How Much Fajita Meat Per Person
How Much Fajita Meat Per Guest

How Many Fajitas For 20 People

For 20 People Serve 40 Fajitas As Main Course for a Party

How Much Fajita Meat For 20 People

  • 160 oz of beef or meat for ten people
  • 10 lbs of fajita meat
  • 5 kg of chicken, beef, pork or tofu for fajitas for 10 people 
How Many Fajitas Per Person - Answer: 2 per person
How Many pounds of Fajita Meat Per Person –

How Many Fajitas For 50 People

For 50 People Serve 100 Fajitas As Main Course for a Party

How Much Fajita Meat For 50 People

  • 25 lbs of fajita meat
  • 12.5 kg of fajita meat for 50 people 
Mow many pounds of fajita meat per person
Mow many pounds of fajita meat per person

How Many Fajitas For 100 People

For 100 People Serve 200 Fajitas As Main Course for a Party

How Much Fajita Meat For 100 People

  • 50 lbs of fajita meat
  • 25 kg of fajita meat for 50 people 

How to serve Steak Fajitas?

Serve these steaks over rice or quinoa along with some fresh veggies like broccoli florets, cauliflower slices, carrots, green beans, etc. You can also add them onto tortillas if desired.

What to put in Fajitas

I love adding fresh veggie like tomatoes or corn into my fajita mix. You can also use frozen veggie medley packs that come ready-to-go in bags at grocery stores.

Other great foods to put inside are

  • sour cream
  • bell pepper
  • seasoning
  • shredded cheese
  • mexican rice
  • pico de gallo (see how much salsa per person)
  • lime juice
  • chili
  • onion
  • garlic powder
  • refried beans

You could even try using leftover roast chicken or shredded chicken instead of beef if you want something lighter.

The key here is variety – don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and textures.

Sides for Fajitas

You don’t necessarily need side dishes when making these fajitas. But if you do choose to go this route, here are some ideas:

Corn Tortilla – You could even just eat them plain! They work perfectly with the beefy flavor of the fajitas.

  • Rice – Rice would be perfectly paired with chicken or pork fajitas. It’s hearty and filling.
  • Black Beans – Black beans are another classic pairing with fajitas.
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Bowl of shredded cheese
  • Pico de gallo
  • onion
  • bell pepper
  • Corn on the cob
  • guacamole

Fajitas for 30 people

I am making fajita’s for the first time this weekend. We are having about 20-30 guests over for dinner on Sunday night. What would you recommend? Should we make them ahead or should they cook while we eat? Thanks in advance!!

A: If you have a big BBQ you can cook the beef and sides while you eat. Make some homemade fajita seasoning to give a unique flavor and guacamole is always a winner.

If your family likes spicy food then go with the jalapeno pepper and mesquite grilled chicken for your cooked meat.

I’m going to make the chicken and beef, but I don’t know how many pounds of each.

You will need 5 lbs of

chicken breast and 5 lbs of sirloin steak (or any other grilled steak)

See other great catering ideas for large groups.