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How long does a Boston butt roast cook in a Crock Pot?

I'm making pulled pork sandwhiches that have to be ready at around 2 in the afternoon tomorrow. The recipe I'm using is cooked in the oven, but reviews say that it can be cooked in a crock pot, too. The thing is I don't know how long it would take to cook about 6 pounds of pork on the slow setting in the crock pot. Anyone have any ideas?

 
Miss-Baby-Baker

Asked by Miss-Baby-Baker at 11:56 PM on Oct. 22, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • You can "over-cook" fairly safely in a crockpot and it'll be just fine. As long as you keep the meat hydrated there will be no issue. Obviously don't let it go into a 24 hour period of cooking, but you know... little time wont hurt.

    I usually cook mine overnight on low and serve for lunch the next day, so mine goes into a 10-12 hour time period, keeping it on low the entire time.
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 12:06 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • It all depends on the size of the meat. Unfrozen, 5 lbs I'd say approximately 6-8 hours.
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 11:58 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • It's 6 pounds and it's un-frozen.
    Miss-Baby-Baker

    Comment by Miss-Baby-Baker (original poster) at 11:59 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Safely, 6 1/2 - 8 hours. Depending on the temperature you keep it on, what you put in it like any veggies, etc.
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 12:01 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • I was planning on cooking it on the slow setting. This is the recipe:

    http://www.food.com/recipe/pulled-pork-246689
    Miss-Baby-Baker

    Comment by Miss-Baby-Baker (original poster) at 12:03 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Thanks! :) Is your roast about 5 or 6 pounds?
    Miss-Baby-Baker

    Comment by Miss-Baby-Baker (original poster) at 12:14 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • I usually stick with 5 - 5 1/2 lbs for me, my husband, and our little girl. It leaves plenty of leftovers for the next two days or so.
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 12:19 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Also, do not open the lid unless you're adding more water, sauce, broth, whatever. Every time you open the lid, you add 20 minutes to the cooking time. =)
    Razelda

    Answer by Razelda at 12:19 AM on Oct. 23, 2010

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