Our trip to Hawaii did not last long enough, although any amount of time would not be long enough! You can read more about my trip and what we did while I was 20 weeks pregnant. With all the delicious food including fresh fruit and lots of pulled pork, we came home craving that Hawaiian Kalua pulled pork, for breakfast and dinner! Since we can’t dig a hole and cook it in the ground like they do, the crockpot was the next best option.With a little help from La Fuji Mama and some simple ingredients– wala! Easy crockpot Kalua pulled pork! The recipe called for 6 pounds of pork, but we used only about half that. By the time the meat cooks and you remove the fat (if you choose) and the bone (if there is one) it doesn’t leave you much leftover. Between the two of us, this only lasted 2 meals. I would recommend making the full 5-6 lbs as listed in the original recipe. Trust me, it is too delicious not to have a few more meals out of it.Here are the ingredients we used:
- 5-6 lbs Pork butt (really, just the pig shoulder)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Hawaiian black lava sea salt
OR Hawaiian red sea salt (we chose to mix the two)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Liquid smoke flavoring
One of the easiest crock pot recipes!
1. Put the pork butt in your crockpot and pierce it all over with a knife. You can leave the bone in and fat chunks and remove them later. We found this to be the easiest way.
2. Sprinkle the sea salt over the pork, pushing some of it into the holes you made with the knife.
3. Add the liquid smoke flavoring. Do not add more than recipe calls for. It may not seem like much, but the cut of meat has so much fat it will cook perfectly!
4. Cook covered on low for 8-10 hours, flipping halfway through.
5. When done, remove bone and fat (if necessary), shred the pork, and enjoy! We bought ciabatta rolls or you can have other fancy bread if you choose. If you want to do it Hawaiian style you can make it a ‘plate’ with rice and eat if without the bread. Or make a breakfast sandwich with leftovers (my husband’s favorite) with an egg over-easy and the sauce of your choosing!
To make this recipe even more Hawaiian, we used Hawaiian bbq sauce and these delicious Bai coconut drinks! We just put in another order of these drinks, we love them!This is one of the easiest crockpot recipes and the pork butt is very inexpensive. Once you buy the other few ingredients listed, you can keep making this over and over!
What other Hawaiian dishes do you enjoy? Leave me a comment below!
Thanks for reading! Kim