Crock Pot Kalua Pork
photo by Tinkerbell
- Ready In:
- 5 lbs pork butt (or shoulder)
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (or soy sauce)
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 3 tablespoons hawaiian salt (or sea salt)
- Cut slits in pork and rub with salt, garlic & liquid smoke or soy sauce. Wrap in plastic and let in rest overnight in the fridge.
- 10-12 hours before serving, place in crockpot. Add an inch of water. Turn crockpot on low and leave it to cook for 10-12 hours, flipping pork over halfway through.
- Remove from the crockpot and shred with two forks.
- Eat as is or on a sandwich or even stir fried quickly with some shredded cabbage!
This was delish! And really very easy. Took maybe 3 minutes to get it in the bag last night & less than that to drop it in the crock pot this morning. I used a pork tenderloin (what I had on hand), the sea salt & liquid smoke. The final product was falling apart tender, with a subtle smoked flavor but definitely not overpowering. I'd love to throw a sliced onion in with it next time too. :) We ate it with cracked wheat sourdough rolls & with a dab of BBQ sauce (mainly for contrast in the photo). Thanks for sharing, QJB! :)
I initially read kalua as Kahlua (the coffee liqueur) so that's the taste I started craving! I'd already bought Kahlua by the time I realized my mistake. So I added 1.5 cups Kahlua and 1.5 cups very strong coffee to the pot. While I shredded the pork I reduced the pot juices by half and mixed them with the shredded meat. Delish!
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