Kalua Pig in the Smoker

Kalua Pork Smoker
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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
814 Calories
57g Fat
0g Carbs
70g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 814
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g 73%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 260mg 87%
Sodium 2531mg 110%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 70g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1005mg 21%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a great luau-style pork recipe that doesn't require a whole hog or a big hole in the backyard. Consider this the smoker version of a luau pig.


Steps to Make It

  1. With a sharp knife, make several shallow long cuts along the roast. Rub with salt and liquid smoke. Wrap with banana leaves until completely covered. Tie securely with twine. Cover with aluminum foil and place it in the refrigerator overnight.

  2. The next day, remove foil and place it in a shallow pan with water. Place in smoker at about 220 F for 6 to 8 hours.

  3. When done, remove leaves and shred pork. Traditionally this is served with poi and sweet potatoes, but it's great on a sandwich too.

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