Originally Posted by LT72884
Is two cups of cooked beef considered a pound of beef?
Yes...Generally two cups of cook ground beef equals 1 Pound.
The $64000 question is how much un-cooked to equal 1 pound cooked.
Like Miss Katie said....The Fat-lean ratio is a factor, as is how fast it is cooked, and for how long...The hotter it is cooked...the more the shrinkage...Same for longer cooking times...more shrinkage.
I would trial cook 3 batches of 2 lbs each...weigh the after cooking weight and average the three. This should put you in the ball park...HTH