While several factors affect the cooking time of a pork shoulder, cooks should roast a 6-pound shoulder blade roast at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes per pound or 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Cook pork to a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
While many cookbooks provide cooking times for pork products, these are only estimates. A meat thermometer provides a more accurate measure of when the roast is ready. Modern pork has less fat than in times past, making a dry finished product a result of overcooking. A properly preheated oven and a good uncovered roasting pan ensures a crisp outer crust for better flavor. Allow the roast to stand several minutes before carving.Learn More
A rolled pork loin should cook for 20 to 30 minutes per pound, or until reaching the required doneness. A pork tenderloin should cook for 30 to 35 minutes per pound.Full Answer >
A typical pork sirloin roast that weighs between 2 and 5 pounds takes between 20 and 30 minutes per pound to cook completely. Bone-in pork sirloin roasts cook at a slightly faster rate than boneless roasts.Full Answer >
A rack of pork ribs that weighs 3 pounds takes around 3 hours to cook. This includes approximately 1 hour per pound plus an added 15 to 30 minutes to tenderize the meat.Full Answer >
When preparing a 7-pound pork roast in a slow cooker, it takes approximately 7 to 8 hours to cook on a high temperature setting and 9 to 10 hours on a low setting. Actual cooking times may vary depending on the actual cut of meat and added ingredients.Full Answer >