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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

If there's one Hawaiian recipe Mr. L and I love to eat, it's kalua pork.  They serve it up at most (if not all) of the local restaurants and definitely all of the luaus on island and we cannot get enough of it.  It's so flavorful and juicy and tender and it's making my mouth water right now just thinking about it!  

I knew I needed to find a simple, easy way to make it at home, and I did thanks to AllRecipes!  Using a slow cooker for this dish is genius.  You just throw all the ingredients in one night before bed and by the time dinnertime rolls around, your entree is ready to be pulled apart and eaten.  Yum!

This dish definitely makes a TON of pork, so be prepared for days of leftovers.  Honestly though, isn't that the best part?!

Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes

  • 1 pork butt, bone-in, around 6 lbs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Hawaiian sea salt (enough to cover the surface area of the pork butt)
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke


Trim the excess fat off of your pork butt and place it in your slow cooker.

Rub the Hawaiian sea salt all over the butt, making sure to coat it evenly.  Pour the liquid smoke over the meat and be sure to rub it in as well.

Cook the pork on low for 16-20 hours.  Remove the butt from the slow cooker, drain the excess fat, place the butt back, and shred with two forks.

Serve it up naked with some veggies, mashed potatoes, slaw, or even poi if you've got some ;)  And for the BBQ lovers, throw some sauce on the table to satisfy them as well.

Are you a fan of kalua pork?

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