Get that authentic Hawaiian Luau pork flavor at home! This recipe makes for a tender, smokey, and sweet pork butt. Wrapped and smoked in banana leaves you'll never have better pulled pork.
Kalua is a traditional Hawaiian BBQ method that uses an underground oven. An entire pig is slow-smoked in a sand pit with sea salt, banana leaves and koa wood. To recreate this traditional luau recipe, we rubbed a pork butt (shoulder works too) in a sweet and savory pineapple teriyaki rub, then wrapped in banana leaves and smoked over mesquite wood. The banana leaves help retain moisture and give the pork a subtle fragrant flavor.