how long do i keep my pork roast in the crock pot?

June 29th, 2012

I have 2 pork roasts. One is 7 lbs, one is 4 lbs. I want to put them in the crock pot together. How many hours will it take and will it be okay since it’s two roasts? They will be touching, side by side.

12-16 hours is way too long.

I would say on high, 8 hours, maybe 10 if you want. Pork in the United States can be eaten medium rare if you like, but 8 hours in a slow cooker on high should be just right.

Just make sure there is some sort of liquid to transfer the heat from the pot to the roast. Enjoy.

5 Responses to “how long do i keep my pork roast in the crock pot?”

  1. shawn

    just cook over night and they should be falling apart by morning. the colligen in the pork has to melt then it will fall apart with just a fork. then you know it is done. hope you put some good seasonings and a little water.
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  2. Hman

    I would allow at least 12-16 hours.
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  3. tom n

    12-16 hours is way too long.

    I would say on high, 8 hours, maybe 10 if you want. Pork in the United States can be eaten medium rare if you like, but 8 hours in a slow cooker on high should be just right.

    Just make sure there is some sort of liquid to transfer the heat from the pot to the roast. Enjoy.
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  4. John

    It really depends on what temperature you cook it at and what the desired result is.

    Most people want it well done and falling apart, and I’m giving advice based on that.

    Eight hours on high should be fine. Just check it in the morning with a fork. See if it falls apart as the fork moves around. If not, cook a little longer. I doubt that will be the case.

    You could do twelve to fifteen hours on low before you check it. I cooked a 6.5lb pork roast last week on low for twelve hours and it came out perfect.

    They will be ok in there together. The slow cooker(crock pot) will heat both of them to an even temperature all the way through.
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  5. shortcelticgirl

    I cook mine on low roughly 8-10 hours. I have an older crock pot which only has two settings Low/High. If I cook it on high it still takes about 5-6 hours to really reach the falling apart stage. And if you decide to cook on high you add more water more often, so its a trade off. I use the slow cooker for pork roast that then becomes the filling for my enchiladas, or for carnitas..yum yum.
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