(Closed) Quick cooking question…HELP!!!!!

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I found this on eHow.com:

The recipes in “The Joy of Cooking” and the New York Times both recommend cooking times that average about 45 minutes per pound of meat. If you’re cooking a 5-lb. roast, you should simmer it for about two hours and then test it for tenderness. Ideally, when you stick a fork into the meat and pull gently on it, the meat should break away easily. If it’s not at that stage yet, put the lid back on the pot and let it cook for another hour before you try it again.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Does it have a temp to cook the interior to? Usually that would be the best way to know that it’s done.

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Worker bee

You can always check it at half the time, but I would cut into the meat and see how close it looks to being done. You definately don’t want to undercook it. Just keep an eye on it, there is no real way of knowing EXACTLY when it’ll be done. Hope this helps 🙂

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ashley5741: Don’t cut it to see if it is done! That will dry out the meat.

160 degrees is medium.

So make sure it hits close to 160 in the middle and let it rest before cutting it. The internal temp may rise another 5 degrees or so while the meat rests.

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