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    Default HELP......the pork roast is too big

    for the crock pot. I normally wouldn't post this type of question here but I am DESPERATE!!!!! I had a pork roast out for dinner and planned to throw it in the crock pot but it won't fit in any of them I have. I have no oven so I can't roast/bake it! The BBQ is out of propane so no BBQing it either. What can I do?? I am thinking boil til the meat falls off and then season real good add the BBQ sauce and throw in the crock...any suggestions? TIA

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    I buy mine at Costco and are huge. About twice a month I get one that won't fit. DH just cuts it down to fit or cuts it in half. If we cut it in half, we put each half in the different crock pots and cook away. Otherwise, we cut it into chunks and cook on the stove top for another meal.

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    OH forgot to mention it has a bone thru whole roast! Otherwise that would is a great idea Neeley

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    Oh dear. I'm thinking that boiling may be the way to go. Could you maybe cut the meat off the bone, then put it in the crock pot?

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    Yes, I would aslo suggest cutting the meat off the bone, cutting it in half and either use two crockpots (if you have 2) or cooking 1 half and freezing the other. HTH
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    I would boil the bone, and any meat left on it for some broth!

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    Cut it into meal sized portions, only one will have the bone - for the CP.
    Stew the others to make a roast on the stove top or cube the meat and and make a pork stew?

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    I also agree your best bet might be cutting off as much meat as you can for the crock, then boiling what's left with the bone. When it comes off you could use it in a strong sauce, maybe sweet and sour pork over rice? That would cover the "just boiled" taste.
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    When I have a roast that's too big for my crockpot, I cover it in foil rather than the crockpot lid. It seals in the heat almost as well as the lid would.

    Often, by about halfway through the cooking cycle, the roast has "shrunk" enough that I can replace the foil with the lid.

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    I went ahead and boiled a short time so I could cut the meat off the bone. Once I cut the "fat" off it was small enough to squish in the CP. Thanks all!!

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