Here in Hawaii, Kalua Pork is on every menu at practically every restaurant. And with good reason, it’s delicious! However, the traditional Kalua Pork involves an underground pit, banana leaves, lava rocks and a whole pig. I don’t know about you, but my fridge just won’t hold a whole pig, so I scoured around for a shortcut recipe and came up with this one. Get your slow cooker out, add 4 easy ingredients and you’re done! You’re family will go hog wild for this dish!
- 6-8 pound pork butt roast
- 1 TBSP liquid smoke flavoring
- 1 TBSP Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt
- 1 TBSP Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt
- Cut as much fat from the pork roast as you can.
- Make 1 inch slits all over the roast.
- Rub the salt all over the roast into the slits. Make sure to get every nook and cranny.
- Put the pork into the slow cooker.
- Pour the liquid smoke on the pork and rub all over.
- Cook on low for 14 hours or until meat is ready to shred with a fork.
- Remove pork from slow cooker and shred, removing any excess fat.
- Add drippings for extra flavor & juiciness!
Serve this pork up with some fresh, crisp coleslaw & some juicy pineapple!
Leftover Idea: Grab some Hawaiian Buns and make sliders! I like to add kalua pork, fresh spinach, slice of tomato to my Hawaiian bun. Delicious!