I’ve been making this Instant Pot Kalua Pig for many years but it’s even better in my Instant Pot. This is my “Go To,” recipe when I need a recipe that makes a lot, pleases everyone, and is easy and quick to make. It does take about 70 minutes in the Instant Pot, but the prep time is almost nothing.
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What to do with leftover Kalua Pig/Kalua Pork?
This is one of the recipes in my recipe trilogy series. Whenever we have a family get together, I make this dish because you can get 3 meals out of it. (I usually cook 5 or 6 pounds of this pork for family gatherings).
The first night you make the Kalua Pig, Homemade Hoisin Sauce and serve them in lettuce wraps with rice or tortillas.
Super easy to make! Just cut pork into a few pieces, salt, brown add water, Liquid Smoke, bacon bits and garlic cloves. Set the Instant Pot to the desired time and that’s it! Tastes like it’s been cooking all day.
Liquid Smoke is the secret to the delicious flavor! You can find it in the grocery store usually in the bbq sauce section, spice aisle or near the salt. Liquid Smoke is produced by a safe, water-based process.
Trim off the visible fat before you put it in the Instant Pot. Then as you shred the pork, trim off a bit more. It shreds very easily with two forks.
Use pork leftovers for my Thai Pork Pizza. You can make a big batch of these up ahead of time and freeze them for later lunches and dinners. Just bake for about 10 minutes before serving.
Lettuce wraps with a bit of rice, hoisin sauce and the pork make an easy light dinner that everyone in your family will love![/caption]
No one will ever know you didn’t spend hours on this delicious Kalua Pork done in the Instant Pot. This is a perfect crowd pleaser especially when served with my homemade Hoisin sauce. Very versatile, in tacos, on pizza, on sandwiches, in lettuce wraps or over salad greens-use a bit of the hoisin sauce for the dressing. Smart Points: 5 smart points for 3 oz
3 lb pork shoulder roast
bacon crumbles (optional) about 5 tablespoons
2 ½ t. kosher salt or coarse salt
1 t. oil 1-2 T. liquid smoke ( I tend to like mine with 2 T. but see what you like. If I’m doing a 5 lb pork shoulder then I use 2 T. for sure).