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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