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Old 11-11-2015, 03:01 AM   #1
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How big of a slow cooker do I need for pulled pork?

Would like to make Pulled Pork sandwiches for Thanksgiving, with probably around 10 people, and just to be safe, lets say everyone is going to get doubles, so I would like to make about 25-30 sandwiches in total. How big of a slow cooker do I need, 4 quart? And how many pounds of pork should would I need for this?


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Old 11-11-2015, 08:15 AM   #2
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I have a 6 quart slow cooker and it made enough pulled pork for 14 people with leftover pork. I used a 5 pound Boston butt.

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Old 11-11-2015, 10:24 AM   #3
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I would also recommend the 6 quart. You might could get away with the 4 but you will probably have to cut the roast to get it to fit.

Are you serving any other main courses?
If yes, you could get away with a smaller roast.
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Old 11-11-2015, 04:27 PM   #4
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I figure on 1/4 of meat per sandwich, so if each guest is having seconds then with 10 people at your table I'd cook up at least a 5pounder, more if you want leftovers for the next day
MMM, I just made myself drool, a bit of Carolina-style `Q Sauce, some homemade Pickle chips and Slaw... maybe some potato or macaroni salad on the side and of course since we're talking about Thanksgiving, ya gotta have pie!!
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:30 PM   #5
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Sounds like a 6 quart is the answer. And if you only have a small one, perhaps you have a family member that can loan you theirs for the holiday and make it in two slow cookers. Or you still have time to hit the thrift stores in your area and pick up a second or larger one. Sounds like a very different and fun meal.

My family does not like turkey. So I always served roasted chicken. My kids thought we were so rich that we had two small turkeys. I wasn't going to tell them any different.

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Old 11-11-2015, 05:35 PM   #6
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Some stores have crock pots on sale this week.
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Old 11-11-2015, 05:36 PM   #7
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You could also make some in advance and freeze it. Pulled pork freezes very well.

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