- Joined Jan 25, 2013
Had party Saturday. Slow cooked pork BBQ, coleslaw, baked beans, and boiled red potatoes. 50 people invited, 35 showed up. Man who helped cook the BBQ said 2 lb raw per person. I thought 8 oz raw per person. I compromised and bought about 50 lb of bone in shoulder. I have 15 pounds of cooked BBQ in the freezer even after taking 5 pounds to Father's Day supper. The pork was cooked for about 4 hours, I didn't weigh after cooking, but I know we did not have 50% shrinkage some sites say you get. What is best rule of thumb when buying meat and veg for a crowd?