Lilikoi Kalua Pork Sliders with Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Lilikoi Kalua Pork Sliders with Pineapple BBQ Sauce

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Kalua pork is one of the favorite local foods in Hawaii. It goes great with rice, cabbage, lau lau, and other Hawaiian foods. The pineapple BBQ sauce gives the sandwiches a nice, tangy taste and pairs well with the lilikoi. Try it with our Passion Fruit Coleslaw as a topper for these sliders. Delish!

Yield:Several SandwichesTotal Time:

Ingredients

  • Kalua Pork:
  • - 5 lb pork butt
  • - 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • - 2 1/2 tablespoons Hawaiian salt (or sea salt)
  • - 1 large banana leaf
  • Lilikoi Pineapple BBQ Sauce:
  • - 1/12 cup cider vinegar
  • - 1 cup pineapple juice
  • - 1 cup ketchup
  • - 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • - 3 tablespoons honey
  • - 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • - 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • - 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • - 1 1/2 cups Lilikoi juice (or passion fruit juice)
  • - 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pineapple Cole Slaw
  • - 1 head green cabbage, shredded
  • - 5 carrots, shredded
  • - 2 cups pineapple, chopped
  • - 1/2 cup mayo
  • - 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • - 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • - 1 tablespoon sugar
  • - 1/2 teaspoon ginger

Instructions

Time:Prep 30mCook 3h 30m
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees F or 160 degrees C.
  2. Kalua Pork:
  3. - Cut long and shallow cuts into the pork butt. Rub the liquid smoke and salt into the pork.
  4. - Use the banana leaf to wrap the pork around. Secure it with kitchen twine and then repeat with foil.
  5. - Pour about an inch of water into a roasting pan. Roast the pork for about 3 1/2 hours (or 45 minutes for each pound).
  6. - Shred the pork with forks and mix it into the BBQ sauce. Scoop on Hawaiian taro rolls or sweet bread, with a side of coleslaw.
  7. Lilikoi Pineapple BBQ Sauce:
  8. - Set aside the lilikoi juice.
  9. - Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan. Whisk mixture and boil until the sauce achieves thickness. Lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  10. - Pour in the lilikoi juice and reduce to 2 cups.
  11. Pineapple Cole Slaw:
  12. - Combine the pineapple juice, mayonnaise, sugar, ginger, and vinegar together.
  13. - Mix thoroughly with the chopped pineapple, cabbage, and carrots.

Notes

Options: For the busy chef, you can easily cook the pork butt in a slow cooker while you are at work. Use all the same ingredients minus the banana leaf. When you get home from work make the bbq sauce, shred the pork and add the sauce.