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Old 07-05-2004, 08:43 AM   #1
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What size of Beef or Pork...I'm talking slabs I guess, would you get to serve around 100 peoples...mostly adults? And would you put a rub on it or just use smoked chips while cooking it?


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Old 07-05-2004, 09:29 AM   #2
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Holy Cow Tanis! Having a bit of a party? I am sure others can answer this better than I can, but I would calculate about 8 oz per person (if you are serving dinner)...which would bring you to 2 servings per pound of beef. I think you'll be doing a whole lot of roasts. Have fun!

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Old 07-05-2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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Actually Alix.....I'm thinking I outta get married some day soon, and just doing some guesstimates, ect. And I think I will just get dad to butcher before the wedding so as we have fresh beef, that way we can get a "slab" rather than a whole bunch of little roasts...lol..... :roll: :twisted:
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Might as well just buy a side of prime beef and a good chainsaw!
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Old 07-05-2004, 02:34 PM   #5
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don't forget about shrinkage from the meat. the amount of the poundage of the meat will not yield what you bought, once it is cooked. for quick cooked meats like steaks, it's not that big of a problem, but for roasts, or for anything that will be slow cooked for several hours, the yield is much less. If the roast is the only main course you will be serving, plan on everyone having at least 2-3 slices at about 6-7 oz each (remember that people eat more for special occasions). If you are supplementing it with other main courses, then plan on everyone having at least 1-2 slices at the same portion size. It also depends on who is carving the meat, and how generous they are cutting it. If you figure a roast will have about a 60-70% cooked yield factor from when you bought it (i.e. 10 lb. uncooked roast = 6-7lb. cooked roast), then for every 6 oz. cooked portion, you're going to have to count it as a 10 oz. uncooked portion when buying your meat. Finally, taking all these factors into consideration, if you are inviting say, 100 people, prep for 120.
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