Luau Pulled Pork
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The Luau Pulled Pork is a delectable dish that combines traditional Hawaiian flavors with a modern twist. Q-Nami seasoning adds a unique blend of spices which infuse the pork with immense flavor. The result is tender and succulent meat that melts in your mouth. The real star of the show, though, is the Pineapple Chipotle sauce. This tangy and slightly spicy condiment strikes the perfect balance between sweet pineapples and smokiness from chipotle peppers. It elevates the dish to new heights by adding layers of complexity to every bite. Whether served on a fluffy bun or alongside fragrant rice, this luau pulled pork will transport your taste buds to an island paradise, leaving you craving more of its irresistible flavors.
Preheat smoker/grill to 275°F - While pre-heating trim down the fat cap to about 1/8 of an inch.
Season pork butt generously with Q-Nami rub and let sit for 15-20 minutes for seasoning to adhere to the meat. Use can use soy sauce or mustard as a binder if desired.
Place pork butt on smoker and smoke for 3-4 hours, then spritz the roast with pineapple juice once an hour (should be roughly another 4 hrs) until the internal temp reaches 200-205°F.
If you want, you can wrap around 180 to push through the stall to 202. If you do add some pineapple juice to the wrap.
Allow to rest covered or wrapped in foil for about an hour, then shred pork by hand or with BBQ claws.
Mix in the crushed pineapple with juice and Pineapple Chipotle sauce into the meat and serve!
- Serve alongside some macaroni salad for a iconic Hawaiian lunch experience
- *PRO TIP* - If your bark gets too dark before the pork butt is done, wrap in foil with some pineapple juice and honey to finish cooking
- See our full "How to Smoke a Pork Butt" Article for more detailed directions.