+
General Discussion

Crock pot food safety question (cooking pork shoulder)

mrsmmm | Dec 30, 201609:03 AM     4

This may be a dumb food safety question, but better safe than sorry I guess.

I cooked a 4-5 lb pork shoulder in a crock pot on "high" for 4 hours.
By the end of the cooking time, it was nowhere near tender and the vegetables were crunchy. (My mistake, I should have cooked on slow for 10 hours, brain fart, etc.)

I didn't want to put it back in the crock pot for another 4-hour stretch because it takes a while for the crock pot to reach a simmering temperature again. So I put the pork shoulder, sauce & vegetables in a heavy pot on the stove, brought to a boil, and turned it down to a low simmer. It simmered like this for another 5 hours overnight.

By the end of the cooking time, the meat was very tender. I let it cool a bit and refrigerated.

I've never cooked a roast for 10+ hours except in a crock pot for the entire cooking time. Is changing cooking methods like I did safe?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

10 Must-Buy Food Souvenirs You'll Want to Bring Back from France
Chow with Me

10 Must-Buy Food Souvenirs You'll Want to Bring Back from France

by Hana Asbrink | My latest haul. Welcome to Chow...

Chefs Share Their Favorite Summer Meat Marinades for Steak, Chicken, Shrimp & More
Guides

Chefs Share Their Favorite Summer Meat Marinades for Steak, Chicken, Shrimp & More

by Dan Koday | You ever notice how a great marinade can instantly elevate what otherwise would end up as a pretty...

Tokyo to Texas: Austin Chef Reflects on His Multicultural Upbringing
Spotlight

Tokyo to Texas: Austin Chef Reflects on His Multicultural Upbringing

by Eric Silverstein | By Eric Silverstein Chef Eric Silverstein is the founder and owner of The Peached Tortilla in Austin...

Foil Packets Are Your Best Camping Food Friend
Recipe Round-Ups

Foil Packets Are Your Best Camping Food Friend

by Joey Skladany | Going camping? Foil packets are the best way to cook your food (and they're pretty great in the oven...

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.