How much pulled pork will 26 pounds (12 Kg) of raw boneless pork butt make?
I am making this in several crock-pots. This is my first time making pulled pork for a large crowd
It depends on your portion size. If you figure a 6 oz portion and 45 - 50% loss on boneless pork butt (based on some internet research)...I would estimate that 26 lbs would feed around 35 people.
Each Kg (2.2 lb) is will result in at least 0.6 Kg (1.3 lb) of pulled pork (a similar amount for beef)
A large dinner serving is 200 g (8 oz), or a typical dinner burrito requires 50 g, budget two burritos per person
There is a 20% to 40% loss by weight of fat and fluid depending on quality of pork and cooking method and temperature
Remember not to stuff your crock-pot above the inner rim, or it will overflow with the release of fat and fluids. Most crock-pots will not take more than 4 to 5 Kg (10 to 22 lb) of meat, and will take 20 to 24 hours to cook this amount on low
We produced pulled pork for burritos for 50 people last week, 5 Kg in one large crock-pot, 24 hours on low. The group eat a proper mixed diet, so meat serving size less than the typical North American slab. It was perfect :-)
Host a lot of parties, typically I plan on 1 pound per person as a general rule of thumb.