This is the easiest recipe! There are only three ingredients, practically no prep and it tastes just like you are in Hawaii. I made it for a potluck with a friend who has very severe allergies. Everyone loved it.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8-12 hours
Total Time: 8-12 hours
*Be sure to check the ingredients on the liquid smoke. Most contain only liquid smoke extract and water but other have additional ingredients which you may not want.
We have served it with sautéed cabbage and rice, on buns as a pulled pork sandwich, as a base for tacos or enchiladas. I have some leftover that I threw in the freezer for soups later in the year.
A whole bottle of Liquid Smoke? That seems excessive.
That was the recipe as given to me by my friend. I was nervous about it too but it came out delicious. The liquid smoke is just smoke flavored water, it's entirely clear The bottles are pretty small and very inexpensive.
Kalua is a Hawaiian word for the technique of cooking in an underground oven. This recipe is reminiscent of the pit roasted pit you might find at a luau.
Kahlúa coffee liquor is from Mexico. It means "House of the Acolhua people" in Nahuatl, the language spoken by the Aztec people. So there is no real connection between the two words.