Kalua Pork Sliders

December 6, 2014
Kalua Pork Sliders - A simple way of making traditional Hawaiian kalua pig without having to dig a hole in your backyard

“When they first met, his hair was longer than hers

What she doesn't know is that the money he now saves on conditioner ..

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goes straight to the engagement ring”   ~ Instagram's We Never Met

Have you seen the funny and touching Instagram feed We  Never Met? London-based Alex Mendes and Hugo Catraio imagine short stories about strangers who they never actually speak to

Sitting in the coffee shop .. I find myself doing this all of the time to the people around me

Here are a few of my favorites

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“All the boys from school now regret making fun of her. Who would know that years later her teeth gap would become the ‘London look'?”

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“Every now and then you'll find him dressed overly formal. That means he hasn't done laundry for a while”


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“It's not like I'm crazy for popcorn .. but you've got to learn to take what life gives you”

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“She reads his horoscope to him everyday .. only instead of Aries .. she reads Scorpio. It's just more like him”

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“He has 521 friends on Google Plus. He doesn't know he has Google Plus”

You can see more .. here 

Kalua Pork Sliders - A simple way of making traditional Hawaiian kalua pig without having to dig a hole in your backyard

This weekend we're heading to a friend's house for dinner .. and I'm hoping to park myself in front of their fireplace with a glass of sparking wine. We're bringing Kalua Pork sliders as appetizers .. and cookies for dessert.

This recipe couldn't be simpler .. or easier. The meat is wonderful any way you decide to eat it. For some ideas about what to serve with it .. here .. here

A few notes ..

Worried the long cooking time would concentrate the salt .. I followed Judy Roger's rule of thumb: use 3/4 tsp of medium coarse salt per every 1 pound of meat. (Using fine grain salt? Use 1/2 that amount)

When the pork has finished cooking .. remove it from the liquid before shedding .. or it will be far too salty

Have a wonderful weekend



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~ Adapted from a friend. A few of her other favorites? herehere

Kalua Pork Sliders
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Serves: 16 Servings (5 lb roast)
  • 5 pound Boston butt roast (bone-in or out—it doesn’t matter)
  • 3 or slices of bacon (enough to cover the bottom of your slow-cooker)
  • 1½ Tbsp Hawaiian Coarse Sea Salt (or ~1 Tbsp Hawaiian Fine Sea Salt)
  • 5 peeled garlic cloves
  1. Line the bottom of the slow-cooker with a layer of bacon
  2. The amount of salt you'll use will depend on the weight of your pork roast (see notes above)
  3. Tuck the garlic cloves inside the roast
  4. Salt the pork all over
  5. Place the roast in the slow-cooker .. on top of the bacon .. skin side up
  6. For a five pound roast .. we cooked it around 16 hours
  7. When the roast is done, remove it from the slow-cooker and shred it with two forks. (** Note: Don't shred it in the juices .. it will be far too salty!)
  8. Adjust the pork for seasoning .. and if needed .. use some of the remaining cooking liquid at the bottom of the pot (sparingly)
Nutritional Data by %
% Protein: 39
% Carbs: 10
% Fat: 47
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/16th Total Recipe Calories: 191 Fat: 10 Sugar: 1.01 Protein: 19.03 Cholesterol: 5.18

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