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Pulled Pork Quantity??

AZ GeoffAZ Geoff Posts: 66
edited 5:52AM in EggHead Forum
How much pulled pork would I need to cook to feed 20 adults??
Any ideas????
Thanks!![p]AZ Geoff


  • AZ Geoff,[p]5 to 8 oz serving, about 60% cooked weight yield.
  • yaByaB Posts: 137
    AZ Geoff,[p]Have you searched the active postings and/or the archives? I believe this very topic has been discussed several times in the very recent past, and even more in the less recent past.[p]Bob
  • AZ Geoff,
    The average sized sammich is 4 oz's of PP. The yield is 60%-70% of the pre cooked weight of the pork.[p]So, for 20 (regular adults...not the football team, or the debate team) I'd figure 1.5 sammiches apiece.... 20 X 1.5= 30 X 4 oz's= 120 oz's = 7.5#'s of finished product = (7.5/.6 = 12.5#'s of raw meat)[p]So, I'd get about 15 pounds of meat to be real safe, cook it up over a nice 18 hour period, pull it, store it, and serve it. The leftovers will be well taken care won't have to worry about any of it going to waste, or anyone leaving hungry.[p]Mike in MN

  • Mike in MN,
    Thanks Mike - my neighbor is having his dept. from work over to his house for a Holiday function. He asked me if I would mind doing the PP for him. I just wanted to be sure and make sure he doesn't run short!!!!
    Thanks again!!![p]AZ Geoff

  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    AZ Geoff, simple rule. 2.4 servings per pound of uncooked meat. 10 pounds should provide about 24 servings leaving 16 angry folks who wanted seconds.

  • AZ Geoff,
    Geez, I wish someone would do PP for me if I had the guys over from work. I know the guys from work would love it....but you wouldn't want to run out.[p]For sure you want to do a little extra....20 GUYS eating...and possibly having a few beers, no one policing how much or what they are eating.....go high on the calculations![p]
    Have fun!
    Mike in MN

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