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Pulled Beef/Pepper Stout Beef Weight Loss After Cooking

Hi,

Roughly how much weight loss can expect in a beef chuck roast used for pulled beef or pepper stout beef after cooking? That is, if I start with a 4 lb raw chuck roast, roughly how much cooked meat will I end up with (ball park)? 3 lbs cooked meat or so?

Thanks!
Jimi

Comments

  • WylecyotWylecyot Posts: 132
    I have cooked this many times.  I never gave much thought to it, but I don't believe I had a 25% loss in meat. 
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 1,978

    Well if chuck is 80/20, there would be 20% fat in it.  I imagine you would lose some water too, so I would guess somwhere around 15-20%?  Never measured it though.
    NOLA
  • Damn, I read this as I could eat the recipe and lose weight by eating it after I cooked it.
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