Kalua Pork Tacos

Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 180 mins

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.


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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 240
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 70mg
  • Sodium 1690mg
  • Potassium 520mg
  • Carbohydrate 13g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 30g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 6%