What cut of meat is used for Kalua pork?


Quick Answer

A pork butt roast is generally used for making Kalua pork. It is extremely tender when cooked in a slow cooker, although it is traditionally prepared in a hole in the ground and covered with hot rocks.

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Kalua pork is a traditional Hawaiian entree seen at luaus and celebrations, but it is simple to prepare at home.

  1. Using a fork, poke holes in the roast to allow the seasonings to distribute evenly.
  2. Add the seasonings. Rub the meat with sea salt and liquid smoke.
  3. Place the roast in a slow cooker and cover it. Allow it to cook for up to 20 hours. Turn it over halfway through the cooking time.
  4. Remove the meat from the slow cooker. Shred it with a fork and cover it in drippings to moisten if needed.
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