Say Aloha to this Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich! Enjoy the aroma of pineapple and teriyaki as this pork shoulder cooks all day.
Lets all say Aloha to a Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich!
Have your own luau with hula stirts and flower leis while you gather the family around the supper table. Tonights "set it and forget it" dinner is inspired by the flavors of Hawaii and my favorite Disney movie, Lilo and Stitch.
I love how easy this recipe is for Mom and Dad to tuck away some hidden flavors of pineapple and teriyaki while this pork shoulder slow cooks all day and is fork tender and ready to shred just in time for a little family moment. After all, that's what this is all about! Ohana.
I was probably too old to have had the obsession with Lilo and Stitch that I did, but something about that movie connected with me right away. Lilo is quirky in all the right ways and the moment Stitch says he's lost, I lost it. You can probably catch me quoting some of my favorite lines on any given day and often sneaking a watch when I know no one else will be home.
What Should I use for Hawaiian Pulled Pork?
This is a part that often confuses people. The cut of meat that you are looking for is called a Pork Butt, or often, Boston Butt. This is actually the shoulder of a pig. The term "butt" refers to the widest part of an animal, in a pig's case, the shoulder area. This meat tends to fairly tough. The shoulder is mostly muscle, and works pretty hard over the pig's life. So this piece of meat needs to be cooked low and slow. Perfect for pulled pork.
Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich
Grab some Hawaiian soft rolls if you can, but any rolls will do. I served this with a pineapple spiked cole slaw. If you haven't tried slaw on top of a pulled pork sandwich yet, it's a game changer.
You are going to want to make more than you think you need. These are that good. And if you don't eat it all, no problem. Leftover pork makes fantastic quesadillas or is an added bonus mixed in leftover macaroni and cheese.
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- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 ½ pounds pork shoulder
- ½ cup teriyaki sauce
- ½ cup chicken broth
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 cup chili sauce
- 1 6- ounce can pineapple juice
- 1 medium onion - chopped
- 2 carrots - chopped
- 16 hamburger rolls
For the Hawaiian Sauce
- 2 tbs canola oil
- 1 teaspoon ginger - chopped
- 2 teaspoon garlic - chopped
- Sprinkle the pork with salt, pepper, and paprika.
- In a bowl whisk together the teriyaki, chicken broth, brown sugar, soy sauce, chili sauce and pineapple juice. Set aside.
- Put the chopped onions and carrots in a 5-quart slow cooker. Place the pork on top of the carrots and onions and pour half of the pineapple juice mixture over pork. Reserve remainder for Hawaiian sauce. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours until the pork is easily shred with a fork.
Meanwhile, make the Hawaiian sauce:
- Heat the oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Add garlic and ginger and saute until soft, about 2 minutes.
- Add the remaining pineapple juice mixture, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Serve the shredded pork on rolls drizzled with the Hawaiian sauce or on the side for dipping.
Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.
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