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Mar 23, 2012 12:22 PM

Recipe help. Calls for 1.5lb. pork roast, mine is 6.29lbs., do I quadruple spices?

Hey all good afternoon, well I need some recipe help please. I am following Emeril's Pork and Black Bean Chalupas w/Tex-Mex Dressing recipe here,

I am a little confused. My roast is not 1.5lbs like recipe calls for, mine is actually 6.29, so 6.3 lbs . . Would I go ahead and quadruple everything in the first part of the recipe? For example, you heat 1 tablespoon of oil and brown the meat in this, would I do 4 tablespoons? Then you add 1 medium onion sliced and 4 cloves garlic, would I do 4 medium onions and 16 cloves garlic..

I really do not want to screw this up as I have invited my family to join in with me on this dining experience and want everything to be perfect :


Please let me know what you guys think I should do... Thank you :) Have a good one :)

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  1. Simple answer is yes, just quadruple the recipe. Oil you may need as that much, since it's mainly used for browning, but you are doing a larger batch. The 4 tablespoons of oil is a good estimate.

    1. Your roast will take longer to cook and there will be much smaller percentage that gets browned first so you might want to think about cutting it into a couple of roasts. As to ingredients I think you would do well to multiply by 4, though I would be a little careful on salt (the Essence already has salt so don't know if you need to add more when seasoning.) When the meat is shredded and you add the other sauce you will certainly have a chance to adjust all seasonings.

      1. ok great guys thank you i will quadruple first part of recipe :) have a good one :)