Kalua Pork is a simplified version of Hawaiian shredded pork that is pit roasted then served at luaus. Just a few simple ingredients and a pressure cooker (or slow cooker) is all you need.
This delicious barbecue shredded pork is cooked low and slow like good barbecue should be, but I used the Instant Pot to cut the cooking time from all day to about two hours.
Long before I had a pressure cooker I used to make this in the slow cooker. For the slow cooker version just brown roast in a pan on the stove and throw everything in the slow cooker on low for 10 to 12 hours, or even a little longer.
The meat is extra tender and juicy and extra flavorful thanks to the liquid smoke and salt.
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- 4-5 pound pork shoulder roast cut in two pieces
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon hickory liquid smoke or other liquid smoke flavor
- 2 teaspoons Hawaiian salt or coarse Kosher salt
- Heat cooking oil in pressure cooker over medium high heat ("sauté" for electric models). Brown the pork on all sides, 2-3 minutes a side.
- Add water and liquid smoke to the cooking pot, scraping the bottom to release any yummy browned bits. Sprinkle the salt over the top of the pork.
- Seal the pressure cooker and cook for 90 minutes at high pressure. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 20 minutes then release any remaining pressure.
- Remove the meat from the pressure cooker and shred with two forks. Add some of the juices from the pot to the shredded meat and serve.
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Until next time, happy eating!