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How Long Should That Pork Roast Rest Before Slicing?



 Meat continues cooking after removal from the oven, so will increase in temperature. A roast also needs time to redistribute the juices. If you slice the meat right out of the oven, the juices will pool in the platter, leaving the meat with less moisture throughout.

Depending on the size of the roast, it should rest for 10 to 20 minutes. To keep the roast warm, place it on a warm plate and loosely tent with foil.

Note: Cook pork to an internal temperature of at least 145° F. Ground pork must be cooked to at least 160° F.*

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*Pork safe temperatures from U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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