I believe my husband’s exact words when I made this recipe was, “This is the best pulled pork I’ve ever had.” Plus, it’s so easy, you’ll have time to finish your last episode of The Office and fold your laundry. Win! Win!
I have to give a shout out to my Hawaiian friend, Miki, for sharing this amazing recipe with me. As a go-to recipe for her entire family, you know this once is authentic and delicious!
Grab your pulled pork ingredients
There are only three (yes, you heard me) ingredients to this recipe. But please, no substitutes!
I bought my Hawaiian salt at the local Asian Market, but don’t use plain old table salt. It won’t taste the same. You can buy liquid smoke at any grocery store. You can buy the pork at Costco. They come in 14-pound packages. I cut mine into four pieces which ends up being about 3.5-4 pounds each. Freeze the pieces you don’t use.
Throw everything in the crockpot and cook
Place the pork into the crock pot and then generously sprinkle the salt and liquid smoke all over the pork. You’ll need to cook on high for 8-10 hours. I put mine in the crock pot a little bit later in the day, so about an hour before dinner time, I put the pork into my Instant Pot on manual for 20 minutes. It was nice and tender!
Shred and serve
Once your pulled pork is cooked, pull it out of the crockpot and shred with a fork. Then, place it back in the juices and let it sit until you’re ready to serve. If the pork doesn’t shred easily, you’ll need to cook it a little bit longer.
This dish is a so versatile. You can serve it on a bed of rice or place it in a bun for a pulled pork sandwich. We also wrap ours in a tortilla with a little salsa verde. Mmmmm!
So, here’s the recipe for your cooking pleasure.
My friend Miki taught all of the women in our church how to hula dance and we served pulled pork for dinner as well. Click here to read about how to throw your own Hawaiian luau.
If you love three-ingredient recipes, check out these links for some more:
- 33 Three-ingredient Meals
- 100 Quick and Delicious Three-ingredient Recipes
- Easy 3-ingredient Dinner Recipes
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