Oven Kalua Pig

"When you want a taste of Hawaii but can't dig an Imu in your yard and there are no KTA's or Star markets around."
photo by Seattle Lori photo by Seattle Lori
photo by Seattle Lori
photo by Seattle Lori photo by Seattle Lori
Ready In:
8hrs 5mins




  • -------OvenMethod-------------.
  • Place Boston Butt in a roasting pan.
  • Combine salt and Liquid Smoke and spread all over roast.
  • Pour the water in the pan.
  • Cover with heavy duty aluminum foil and roast in a 200 degree oven for 8 hours or over night.
  • Shred meat and serve.
  • ---------CrockpotMethod------------.
  • Place roast in crockpot.
  • Mix salt and Liquid Smoke and spread over roast.
  • Pour in water and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours.
  • Shredd meat and enjoy.
  • Note: Left overs freeze well and are great to have on hand when you want to make kahlua pig and cabbage or potatoes.

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  1. 200 degrees for 8 hours is not hot enough or long enough. Maybe if it was for 14 hours but I did it at 200 degrees for 10 hours and it still was nowhere near done. Also, way more liquid smoke; I would say 4 ounces of liquid smoke per 5 - 6 pounds. Also, I wouldn't do the water until the pork is shredded because it dilutes the liquid smoke. Once you shred the pork add a few cups of very hot water to moisten up the pork a bit. Beside that, the recipe is close.
  2. This is exactly how i make my kalua pig, down to the measurements! I often toss in a few garlic cloves, too, just because I like 'em. I've always made mine in the crockpot, and it smells wonderful and tastes awesome! DH had this in Hawaii AFTER having it at home and pronounced mine better.
  3. Here’s a taste of Hawaii; just like I remember. I cooked mine overnight for a total of roughly 14 hours.
    • Review photo by Seattle Lori
  4. I made the crock pot version of this. When putting it together I used a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon of liquid smoke by mistake. I am glad I did because you could barely tell. I think I may accidentally put 2 tablespoons in next time. ;0) This was so simple to put together and DH really enjoyed it. I am sure he will be making sandwiches for lunch out of the leftovers.
  5. Wonderful! I'll be making this again. DH loved it as did the kids. I used less salt and forgot the water, oops. But it was sooo yummy. I've never had kahlua pig so I can't say anything about the authenticity of the flavor but we loved it.


<p>I have two sons and a daughter. I also have a husband who I think is a big kid sometimes, and 3 cats. I grew up in Hawaii and am currently living in Arizona. We also lived in Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, California, Virginia, Japan, and Belgium. I love to read, crochet, cook, and of course eat.</p>
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