Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 8 hours
I've been making this recipe for several years and we love it. I first had Kalua pork in Hawaii and when I got home I searched for a recipe. I use this to make Kalua pork skillets (I brown hash browns, top with cooked spinach, the Kalua pork and cheese, then I top with a fried or poached egg), tacos Mexican lasagna. It is very versatile.
@John-"kalua" in this recipe refers to the traditional Hawaiian method of cooking food (often a whole pig) in a pit in the ground for a number of hours. It results are very moist and tender. "Kahlua" is the name of the creamy alcoholic beverage that people use to make some lovely drinks, but is not at all used in this recipe. This is an excellent recipe! Very nice for cold days. We like to serve over rice, or even in crusty rolls with sides like coleslaw or Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. Thank you for sharing it!
Hi John - the recipe is correct. Kalua typically means something 'cooked underground', such as a pig at a Hawaiian luau - but in the case of this recipe it's just trying to mimic the flavor of that. There is no Kahlua coffee liqueur that should be in the recipe - but feel free to drink it with the meal!
Is there a missing ingredient or this is the way it is. I have Kalua to use but I don't think drunken pulled pork is it.