Kalua Pork Tacos

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 8 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 180 mins

Use this tasty shredded pork in tacos or burritos.

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

This recipe is also great made in the slow cooker. If you can't find liquid smoke, we've used smoked salt (available next to the salt) with great results. Don't use a loin or tenderloin in this recipe--they are too lean and dry.


4 pounds pork roast
2 tablespoons sea or kosher salt
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
8 Corn tortillas
Lime wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Rub salt, liquid smoke and seasonings over pork roast. Wrap securely in aluminum foil. Roast about 3 hours or until very tender.
  2. Remove from heat, let stand about 15 minutes. Shred, removing slabs of fat, and serve.



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