This is a quick and easy recipe for those who own and love your slow cooker.
Over the years, I’ve discovered the magic of having a slow cooker myself – the meat gets more tender while retaining all those delicious flavors. For me, another big advantage of using a slow cooker is, lying around, the extra time I get for myself while I cook dinner…on its own.
You’ll need one special ingredient for pork kalua: liquid smoke. This is a simple way to enjoy delicious smoked pork without any hard-to-find ingredients.
If you have access to special ingredients like black lava sea salt, use them, but you don’t need them to recreate delicious kalua ham at home.
The trick is to keep the pork intact, so don’t cut or separate it until you’re ready to eat it. Then chop it up with a fork and enjoy some delicious side dishes.
What does pork kalua serve? There are so many ways to enjoy this…from simple guacamole to crunchy keto coleslaw.
- 6 lbs (2.7 kg) with pork bone
- 2 tablespoons sea salt (use Hawaiian if possible)
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
- Cut slits in the pork fat.
- Rub the liquid smoke and sea salt on the back of the pork.
- Place the pork butt in the slow cooker and let it simmer for 8 hours over low heat.
- When ready, poke the meat with a fork while it’s still in the slow cooker. Mix it with juices until well blended.
All nutritional data is estimated based on the amounts of each serving.
- Calories: 633
- sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 42 grams
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- the basic: 0 g
- protein: 59 grams