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pork loin without a meat thermometer??

I don't have a meat thermometer! How can you tell if a pork loin is done? (in a crock pot)

asked by kstand13 almost 5 years ago
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added almost 5 years ago

The only way to be sure is to slice it through the center. Pork only needs to reach 144 degrees to kill its primary cause of food borne illness - the trichinosis worm. If the meat is slightly pink or white you are going to be way above that. Pork turns white at about 160 degrees.

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added almost 5 years ago

thank you!

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added almost 5 years ago

I would let it rest for a few minutes before you slice it though, otherwise all of the juices are going to rush out through your cut.

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added almost 5 years ago

140 is just about the right temperature, and yes it should rest but slow cookers kind of take care of that. As far as trichinosis I don't think there has been a case more recently than the 1930's.

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