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8 pound pork butt - too big for crockpot?

Aimee Nov 22, 2008 10:30 AM

All the recipes I saw for the crockpot called for 3-4 pound pork butt. The pork fits, but I wonder if it's too big to cook all the way through safely. Thanks.

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    lexpatti Nov 22, 2008 01:42 PM

    As long as you can get the cover on it, it will be ok. If you still don't want to, you can do a nice pulled pork in teh oven - simlar to this one:

    I just did one recently in the crockpot and the recipe said 6-9 lbs on low for 8-10 hrs.

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      KiltedCook Nov 23, 2008 06:34 AM

      It all depends on the crockpot. Why not cut the butt in half and have two meals? Or, if you need that much meat, do it in the oven - 300F for 1 hour per pound. Use a close fitting casserole or other covered pan, add water, broth or BBQ sauce (or a mixutre thereof, until the liquid is half way up the side of the meat. This is a basic Braise.

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