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Hawaiian pulled pork with pineapple in a pot

Smoked Hawaiian Pulled Pork Recipe

The next best thing to a whole hog roast, say aloha to this easy Hawaiian pulled pork recipe. 

With an extra kick from our Notorious P.I.G. pulled pork seasoning, this pineapple pulled pork is smoked then braised in our Big Kahuna pineapple teriyaki sauce. If you've always dreamed of cooking Hawaiian style, this pineapple pulled pork recipe will bring you the perfect opportunity to shine bright.

With a bit of pineapple and a hint of delicious smoky flavor, this smoked Hawaiian pulled pork with have your guests and yourself salivate for more. Shred the Hawaiian pork and serve with rice or add to tacos, lettuce wraps and more. 

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Recipe

Difficulty: Moderate
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Serves: 12


6 lbs. 

Bone-in Pork Shoulder
2 oz.  Notorious P.I.G. Pulled Pork Rub 
Red Onion, sliced thinly 
1/2  Pineapple, peeled & sliced into rounds
2 cups Water

8 oz. 

Big Kahuna Pineapple Teriyaki



  1. Place the pork shoulder on a sheet tray and use a knife to score the top and bottom in a cross-hatch pattern. 

    piece of pork being cut and prepared for hawaiian smoked pork

    Season the pork shoulder with Notorious P.I.G pulled pork seasoning. Set aside.

    Pulled pork seasoning being rubbed on the pork shoulder

  2. Preheat the grill to 250 F.

  3. Set the pork shoulder directly on the grill grate, over indirect heat.  Place a shallow pan containing a 1:4 ratio of cider vinegar to water next to the pork shoulder. Smoke the pork shoulder for 3 hours.

    pork shoulder cooking on the barbecue grill and being smoked

  4. After 3 hours, remove the pan from the grill, and transfer the smoked pork to a deep cast iron pan, or disposable aluminum pan.  Place ½ of the sliced onion and ½ of the pineapple rounds on the bottom of the pan, then set the pork on top. 

    smoked pork placed on pineapple and onions

    Pour Big Kahuna Hawaiian pork seasoning on top of the meat, then the remaining onion and pineapple. Add the water along the side of the Hawaiian pulled pork, then cover with a tight fitting lid, or tent with heavy duty aluminum foil. Increase the temperature of the grill to 300 F, and allow pork shoulder to braise for 3 to 3 ½ hours, until pork is tender and is easily pulled with tongs.

    big kahuna sauce being added to the hawaiian smoked pork

  5. Remove the smoked Hawaiian pork from the grill, remove the pineapple, then pull the pork directly in the pan, tossing with the onions and sauce reduction. Serve your smoked Hawaiian pulled pork warm and enjoy!

    smoked Hawaiian pulled pork served with thongs

What did you think of our smoked pineapple pulled pork recipe? Let us know in the comments! 

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