I was browsing the internet last week trying to line up meal ideas for the first week back cooking after the big remodel and found a super simple recipe for Kahlua Pork that I had to try. One of my favorite foods and a crock pot in the same recipe? Yeah, this had to happen.
I was introduced to Hawaiian food while working my last day job in tech support by an amazingly vocal group of Hawaiian employees, and the local Hawaiian restaurant quickly became a go-to place on our lunch rotation.
Kahlua Pork is a traditional hawaiian pork dish slow cooked for an extended period of time until the meat literally falls apart. Those who have never had the pleasure of trying it could almost call it the Hawaiian answer to pulled-pork without the sauce that has made pulled pork a staple of home and professional BBQ across the country.
The recipe I found came out a bit salty, and I will adjust that next time I make it, but otherwise this was as flavorful and tender as I have ever had pork served. Trust me, you'll want to make this as soon as possible.
This recipe takes a long time, and trust me you will be tempted to start eating early. Trust me, resist that temptation and let it cook. You will not be sorry.
Kahlua Pork (Slow Cooker)
One of my favorite Hawaiian dishes, and a must try for anyone who has never tried Hawaiian food.
ACTIVE TIME5 minutes
TOTAL TIME20 hours, 5 minutes
- 5 to 6 lb Pork Shoulder
- 6 Tbs. Sea Salt (course)
- 3 Tbs. Stubbs Liquid Smoke
- Add liquid smoke to bottom of slow cooker
- Wash pork shoulder, then roll in salt coating throughly on all sides
- Place shoulder in slow cooker
- Cook on low for 20-24 hours
- Remove bone (if bone in roast) and shred with forks
- Serve over rice and shredded cabbage