The Best Cuts to Feed a Crowd
It’s easy to get into a routine of chicken breasts and salmon fillets, but when you are trying to feed a crowd it’s helpful to pick cuts that will go a long way. Not only are larger cuts of meat going to serve larger groups of people, but they are much more cost effective per serving. Although some of the larger cuts may seem intimidating to work with, once you know how to cook with them the smaller cuts just won’t be the same.
Prime Rib Roast
A prime rib roast is a very tender, juicy and flavorful cut of meat that is sure to impress a crowd. In fact, cooking a prime rib is pretty easy; season it generously with salt and allow it to roast until juicy and rosy with a dark and crispy crust. Plus, leftovers work incredibly well in sandwiches, wraps or stews.
Pork Shoulder Roast
Whether you love pulled pork, ragus or tacos, this is your cut. A pork shoulder might start out as a pretty tough cut of meat, but when cooked low and slow will transform into a tender and juicy meat that falls off of your fork. It is easily cooked in the oven, a slow cooker or a pressure cooker, and it one of the best cuts to feed a crowd with plenty of leftovers.
Buying a whole chicken is the most cost effective way to cook up any chicken dinner. You can roast the entire chicken on its own, or if you have some butchering skills you can turn it into thighs, breasts, legs, wings and bones. Not only does a whole chicken present well when you are feeding a crowd, but the leftover bones and carcass will help to create a delicious broth that you can use to create soups and stews.
Sirloin Tip Roast
A sirloin tip is a great roast for a classic roast beef dinner, but like any roast, to get the best results you need to know how to cook it. An overcooked roast can be dull and try, but when properly prepared can be tender and juicy. Roasts can vary in shape and size, so instead of cooking for a certain length of time, it is much better to use a food thermometer to monitor the internal temperature to 135°F for best results.
The pork tenderloin is the most tender and juicy cut of pork. Not only does it have a mild flavor, but it is incredibly versatile as it can be grilled or roasted and marinated with lots of flavor. Plus, it cooks incredibly fast so you can easily have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.
Stephanie Kay Nutrition