If you cook this for 16 hours it will be so dry you couldn't swallow it. © TASTY YUMMIES 2020 // BETH MANOS BRICKEY. I have a small slow cooker but it does not have any temperature settings (low/high) you just plug it in and it turns on. This is sooo wonderful. I looked at several stores looking for the red; Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Target, Smith's… Finally found it at Cost Plus World Market. I said the same thing, I really need to make this more often, it's too easy not to!! Then let the pressure naturally release. The pit that you cook the pig in is called the imu, and the meat that it prepares — noted for its soft, moist consistency — is called kalua pork. It’s also great over salads, in wraps, as taco filling, or on pizzas (hint: stay tuned for a fun recipe coming later this week). I made a huge mistake in not retrimming the fat of my roast. My Crock Pot does cook hot (according to reviews of the model) so I kept that in mind. we just use kosher salt and don't even rub it in and it still tastes great. And it was soooooo easy. (= LOVE MINE!!! Pineapple brown fried rice does sound like the perfect side, where can I find that recipe? Is there enough liquid in the crockpot so it doesn't dry out or are we supposed to add broth? Didn't even need the sauce it was so moist and delicious! Content should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise. I started at 7am and it was done by 6pm. The hickory is better, closer to the real thing. My family (and I) loved this! How much Kalua do you add? It was awesome! I use Alaea Hawaiian Sea Salt to give it a more authentic 'from the ground' flavor! As an alternative to an underground method, an easier cooking method used by many Hawaiian locals today and especially in the mainland United States, was taught by famous Hawaiian chef, Sam Choy. I love your crock pot recipes, but they make much more than our family of three can eat in a day or two, even with utilizing leftovers. I saw in an earlier post Gina said she uses an avocado vinaigrette. Am I doing something wrong? It was an incredible and delicious experience and we cannot wait to return. I use this recipe ALL the time! (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';fnames[1]='FNAME';ftypes[1]='text';fnames[2]='LNAME';ftypes[2]='text';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); (function(w,d,s,i){w.ldAdInit=w.ldAdInit||[];w.ldAdInit.push({slot:9434909144325990,size:[0, 0],id:"ld-4487-7159"});if(!d.getElementById(i)){var j=d.createElement(s),p=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];j.async=true;j.src="//cdn2.lockerdome.com/_js/ajs.js";j.id=i;p.parentNode.insertBefore(j,p);}})(window,document,"script","ld-ajs"); What’s Cooking America is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products which are identified on this web site with green text. I have a 3 lb pork loin roast – should I still let it cook on Low for the full 12-16 hours? (Making slits in your meat and stuffing small cloves of garlic gives it a little different but still very "ono" (delicious) taste! BBQ Kalua Pork Hawaiian Pizza {grain-free, gluten-free with paleo and keto options}, Instant Pot Shredded Chicken {w/ Recipe Ideas & Slow Cooker Option}, Instant Pot Carnitas w/ Slow Cooker Option {Paleo, Whole30, Keto}, Paleo Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Soup {Keto, Whole30} w/ Stovetop and Slow Cooker Options, 4-5 lb pork shoulder / pork butt roast (boneless), 6-8 cloves garlic, whole and peeled and lightly smashed (optional), 1 cup water or chicken broth (Instant Pot version only), 1 medium cabbage, outer leaves removed, outer leaves removed. My family wiped it out in 3 days.I made it exactly as directed for the full 16 hours and it was so moist and delicious.Thank you for this wonderful recipe, I know I will be making it often. careful with the liquid smoke it only takes a little it's very concentrated and will spoil your dish if you use to much . Oh. My husband nearly had a foodgasm when we made tacos with the pork. Checking back in to let you know that mined turned out delicious, no surprise. Wonderful. !Have a nice day and smile all the way!! You could probably also put this in a crock pot if it fits. And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! Kalua chicken quickly became a staple around here.