Kalua Pig in the Smoker

Kalua Pork Smoker
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  • 8 hrs 30 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 6
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 4 pounds (1.8 kg) pork butt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) salt
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) liquid smoke
  • 4 banana leaves

How 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 in refrigerator overnight.
  2. The next day, remove foil and place in a shallow pan with water. Place in smoker at about 220 degrees 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.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 771
    Total Fat 45 g
    Saturated Fat 17 g
    Unsaturated Fat 20 g
    Cholesterol 287 mg
    Sodium 2,625 mg
    Carbohydrates 9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Protein 79 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)