I’m all about Slow Cooker Kalua Pig. It’s one of the earliest recipes of mine to make an appearance on this blog, and I still make it regularly. And why not? Succulent, Hawaiian-style kalua pig is rich and satisfying, and crazy-easy to prepare. All you need are a few strips of bacon (sugar-free if you’re doing a Whole30), a pork shoulder roast, Hawaiian sea salt (or regular old kosher salt), a slow cooker, and some patience.
If you have all of the above, you really need to make this dish. The slow cooker helps retain all the juices of the meat, producing a roast pork that’s just as ridiculously tender and flavorful as the original classic lu’au favorite.
This recipe yields a lot of porky goodness—which is a good thing, given that leftover kalua pig also makes for an incredibly versatile ingredient. I’m not kidding: you can stick it in anything—from omelets and frittatas to lettuce wraps and soups—and it’ll be delicious.
Plus, Slow Cooker Kalua Pig goes great with a bunch of my Whole30-friendly recipes, including Guacamole, Spicy Peach Barbecue Sauce, and Simple Cauliflower “Rice.”
So what are you waiting for? Head over to the recipe, and make this already!
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