If you haven’t tried Hawaiian kalua pork, you definitely need to add it to your family’s meal rotation. It tastes like an authentic, smoky Hawaiian pork and is so easy to put together.
I love to keep my freezer stocked with meat from Butcherbox, then I just pull out pork butt when I’m ready to make this pork. Butcherbox makes it easy to always have meat on hand, and I never have to worry about getting it with my weekly groceries or stocking up at Costco.
This recipe makes a TON of pork, which makes for great leftovers or other meals later on in the week. I like to serve this pork with coconut rice and sauteed cabbage, and then use leftovers for shredded pork sandwiches or tacos another night.
Now let’s make kalua pork!
Ingredients for Kalua Pork
Pork butt (use the Butcherbox link to get 2 lbs free ground beef for life, and $10 off your first box!)
Make slits with a sharp knife and insert 6 peeled garlic cloves.
Drizzle the pork butt with 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of Hawaiian smoked salt.
Cook on high in the slow cooker for about 3 hours.
Cook on low for another 6 hours, or until it easily shreds.
Remove excess fat and bones.
Spoon leftover liquid over the pork before serving to keep it tender, then serve with coconut rice and sauteed cabbage.
Enjoy Your Dinner!
And that’s it for this kalua pork recipe! You’ll love the versatility of this pork—it’s so satisfying and only takes a few minutes to get started. Put it in the slow cooker in the morning, then come home to a delicious meal that night. You’ll be thanking yourself!