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Mar 6th '14, 18:05 PM  
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Overcooked pork roast

I bought a huge pork roast and cooked it yesterday but I ended up leaving it in the oven too long and it overcooked and became dry.

Oh, man... I cannot waste all this meat. I shredded some and added barbecue sauce but it was still dry.

Any ideas?
Mar 8th '14, 01:16 AM  
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That would be the only thing that I would have suggested. Perhaps you can shred it and add it to water and BBQ sauce. If that did not help, I don't think anything will help. I would probably just eat it so you don't waste it.
Mar 8th '14, 04:22 AM  
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Smother it in apple sauce and cover it in apple juice. Apples act as a tenderizer. It should help to give the meat a little more moisture and sweetness. Let it sit for an hour or two. Afterwards, drain the apple sauce/apple juice mixture and chop it up in a food processor, just enough for barbecue. Add a little of the reserved sauce/juice mixture and some barbecue sauce, and voila! You should be able to get rid of it fairly fast.

Moistening it is the key. For a more savory flavor, submerging it in beef broth might help. Beer is another option to tenderize the meat so it isn't as tough.

Hope this helps.
Mar 8th '14, 18:41 PM  
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I seem to have a real knack for ruining pork. Thanks for the tips. I froze more than half of it so I may give your suggestion a try when I thaw it out, Poppy.

I ended up cutting some up and putting it into a pot with water and veggies and simmering it for awhile. It made a decent stew but the meat still tasted dry. You know that texture pork gets when it's been overcooked? It is kind of stringy.

The only other thing I can think of that would make it better would be to cook it with butter and onions but that wouldn't exactly make it very good for the diet so I won't be able to do that.
Mar 8th '14, 20:07 PM  
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That's what I do when I reheat things. I just add more water to the meat. It really helps a lot so you don't dry it out. Broth, apple sauce like suggested, also works pretty well!
Mar 10th '14, 17:42 PM  
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Some stock? Sundays when we have cooked the chicken the night before we heat back in oven with gravy/stock. Depends what you're serving with though I guess?
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