Friday, November 1, 2013

Skinnytaste- Kalua Pork

I had to share this recipe. My friend turned me on to a delicious and healthy way to cook at home! Let me start by saying that I have made almost 8 of her recipes and have been impressed by each one.  Being that fall is in full affect and we are breaking out the scarfs and jackets, I wanted to also break out my crock pot.

I took to Skinnytaste for some crock pot ideas and stumbled across this one..

                                              Crock Pot Kalua Pork

This is ridiculously easy to make and it has so many ways to serve. When you read the directions it states to put your pork in the crock pot for 16 hours. This for us worked exactly and we had a fantastic dinner. I brought leftovers for lunch the next day and I swear it was even better. My husband and I ate ours with fried rice the first night then my husband ate it as a sandwich the next day. It is FANTASTIC. The only thing I changed is the recipe states 1 tbsp of liquid smoke (can be found in grocery store near the bbq sauce). I used way more than the 1tbsp because the pork is so big. I used 1/2 the bottle and made sure the pork on all sides was coated at least lightly with the liquid smoke. The flavor was amazing.

This will literally taste like you roasted a pig..your friends will be so impressed! You have to try Skinnytaste, in fact I think I am going to do like the movie Julie/Julia and try to cook my way through all of Gina's recipes.

Happy Cooking, next week I am trying the buffalo burger quesadilla!

Crock Pot Kalua Pig
Adapted from La Fuji Mama 

Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: about 8 • Serving Size: 4 oz   Old Points: 4 pts  Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 160 • Fat: 7 g  Protein: 24 g  Carb: 0 g  Fiber: 0 g
  Sugar: 0 g


  • 3 lb pork shoulder blade roast, lean, all fat removed
  • 1 tbsp liquid mesquite smoke
  • 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
    Place pork in the crock pot and stab it all over with the tip of a knife. Rub sea salt all over pork. Drizzle the liquid smoke all over and set crock pot to low; cook about 16 hours.

    Remove from crock pot and place on a large platter. Remove any fat you may have missed and shred pork with two forks. Discard liquid reserving a little as needed to keep pork moist.


    1. This looks so good and I love using my slow cooker. Never used liquid smoke before.

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