Oven Kalua Pork

READY IN: 5hrs 10mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From Cooking Light. Serving size: 3 oz. Per serving: 234 calories, 11.5 g fat, 30.5 g protein, 0 g carb, 0 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol. A home oven version of the classic slow-roasted pig served at luaus.

Top Review by b4uc1or2

My roast was tender and moist but lacking in flavor. Needs more seasoning.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 14 lbs boston butt, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 34 teaspoon salt (or to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 275°.
  2. Rub pork with liquid smoke.
  3. Wrap pork tighly in foil and place on a jelly roll pan.
  4. Bake for 5 hours.
  5. Cool slightly; remove pork from bone and discard bone.
  6. Shred meat with 2 forks, tossing well; combine shredded pork and salt (to taste) in a large bowl.
  7. It is typical to stir any reserved meat juice into the shredded pork; in order to do this and skim the fat, place a heavy-duty plastic bag into a measuring cup; pour meat juices into the bag; let stand 10 minutes or until fat rises to the top; snip a small portion of one bottom corner of the bag and pour the juices over the shredded meat, stopping before you reach the fat layer.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a