Low-Carb Pulled-Pork & Coleslaw Sandwich

Kalua Pulled Pork with Coleslaw Sandwich

My family absolutely loves Kalua pulled pork! This recipe  originated in Hawaii and one of my best friends, Carol was lucky enough to get the recipe when her hubby Dick was stationed there in the Navy. She in turn was sweet enough to pass it along to me.  

It has become a family staple, especially for parties as I can make a big batch for a picnic ahead of time, which leaves me free to enjoy my guests! As a matter of fact I am making it Sunday for my family to enjoy after two of my grandkids (Max & Alexis) birthday party here in our pool!  You aren’t going to believe how easy peasy it is! Get ready for a real taste treat! 

Kalua Pulled-Pork
This recipe for Kalua pulled pork is so easy you are going to find it's a go-to dish for big parties and picnics!
  • 6 to 8# boneless pork shoulder
  • 2 heaping TBSP kosher salt
  • 2 TBSP liquid smoke
  1. Place the boneless pork shoulder into a large 6 to 7 quart slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle kosher salt over the top of the pork.
  3. Sprinkle liquid smoke over the top of the pork.
  4. Cook approximately 16 to 18 hours on low. Your slow cooker will completely fill with liquid that is drawn out of your pork. All that liquid will reabsorbs until the meat is tender enough to shred with two forks.
  5. Serve with a variety of bbq sauces on the side.
If only making ½ batch (3 to 4#) cooking time may be reduced, be sure to keep an eye on it, let all the juices reabsorb and meat can easily be shredded with forks.

Kalua pulled pork will provide approximately 5 sandwiches per pound so you can make a lot of it for a big party!  You put it on to cook the day before, turning it down to keep warm once tender and shredded.  

Serve with a variety of barbeque sauces for your guests to apply. You can make your own low-carb sauces or purchase them ready made.  I know you’ll love Guy’s Award Winning bbq sauce for those times when you don’t have time or want to make them from scratch.

Serve it up with a great low-carb KFC copycat coleslaw for a side dish. It also tastes great “heaped” on top for a bit of sweet crunch on  your sandwiches! 

You can offer a variety of buns to your friends and family.  If you want to order some low-carb, ready-to-eat sandwich buns you’ll find that both ThinSlim and LC Foods make some great alternatives to high-carb hamburger rolls. If you prefer to make your own you can make oopsie or almond rolls. Either are good but almond rolls taste less eggie if you’d like something more like traditional rolls. You’ll find recipes for both at those links above. 

Do all the “work” the day before! Then all you have to do is sit back and take in all the compliments!  You guests are going to love it and YOU are going to love how easy it is to make!  Once you’ve tried it I would as always love to hear what you think so leave a comment below or on our Facebook group wall!

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Ciao for now!

Ciao for NOW! ~Marge Burkell

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