Whole30 Slow Cooker Kalua Pig
3 slices of bacon
5 pound Boston butt roast bone-in or out)
1½ tablespoons of Coarse Sea Salt
5 peeled garlic cloves (optional)
Line a slow cooker with 3 slices of bacon. If desired, use a knife to remove the skin from the roast.
Weighed the pork so you can estimate how much salt to use.
Then, cut some slits into the meat and tucked in the garlic cloves. Salt the pork all over, and then place the roast on top of the bacon in the slow cooker, skin-side up.
Cover with the lid and cook the roast on low for about 16 hours. (Note: haven’t tried the Instant Pot yet but I’m guessing manual setting 60 mins.) Don’t add any liquid!
When the pork is finished cooking, remove the meat and shred it with two forks. Check the pork for seasoning and adjust with the cooking liquid that remains at the bottom of the pot. Don’t just shred the meat in the cooking liquid—it’ll be too salty.
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY:
Even simple pork can be delicious!