Kalua Pork with Sweet Pineapple

It’s not too late for a luau! Try this great Hawaiian recipe! Kalua pork is the kind that Hawaiians bury under ground and cook all day. Using liquid smoke and a slow cooker allows you to mimic the flavor without digging a hole outside your house.


Ingredients:

2 lbs. pork chops
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 TBS soy sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1 can pineapple, tidbits or crushed (or 1 fresh pineapple in chunks)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 TBS butter
King’s Hawaiian Rolls or rice

Directions:

Combine salt, black pepper and ginger in a bowl. Rub over the pork chops and place them in the crock pot. 
Mix soy sauce, Worcestershire, and liquid smoke in a bowl and pour over the pork chops (Trust me, you won’t need any other liquids. As the pork chops cook they will release enough liquid of their own). 
Cover and allow to cook for 8-10 hours on low or if you are in a hurry, 4-5 hours on high. You may need to occasionally rotate the pieces of pork, if you have a small crock pot like me.
About 10 minutes before you serve the pork, use two forks to roughly shred the pork. Combine the pineapple, brown sugar and butter in a skillet. Saute over high for about 5 minutes, or until the liquid has greatly reduced and the pineapple has caramelized. Add the pineapple mixture to the crock pot and mix.
Serve on Kings Hawaiian Rolls or over rice.
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