Family, Food and Holiday Traditions
Easter is the start of springtime in my family and marks one of my favorite holiday traditions. Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins gather around to celebrate a feast together with family and relatives. Everybody contributes to the feast with his or her own, “signature dish” and I always bring my famous Hawaiian BBQ Pork. The kids as well as the adults love the special sweet and tangy taste that I am able to create by using a crock-pot and a few simple ingredients.
After our Easter meal is done, we all participate in a strange, but entertaining Easter Egg Hunt. Believe it or not, my family celebrates an Easter Egg Hunt like no other family I know…In this video recipe I share my family tradition of our famous Easter Egg hunt and how a little hollow egg stuffed with confetti and money can cause so much fun and excitement amongst everyone.
In addition to the Egg Hunt, learn how easy it is to make my Hawaiian BBQ Pork with a crock-pot and served on King’s Hawaiian, Mini Sub Rolls and Sandwich Buns. With a little prep-time and 5 simple ingredients, you will learn my “signature dish” in time for Easter.
Shopping List: Serves 10- 12 Sandwiches
3 Lbs. of Pork Shoulder Roast
2- Tablespoons of Adobo Seasoning
1- 16 oz. package of Light Brown Sugar
1- 13 oz. Can of Crushed Pineapple (in juice)
2- 12 oz. Cans of Ginger Ale
2- Packages of King’s Hawaiian Mini Sub Rolls and Sandwich Buns
Optional Items: Your Favorite BBQ Sauce to add with sandwich
Cooking Steps: Prep Time
In order to make this recipe work right, you will need optimal crock-pot time with your Pork. This recipe requires a minimum of 7 hours of a Low setting on your crock pot, so make sure you take care of this step well in advance of your meal. I prefer to set my cooking time for the night before because the great thing about crock-pot cooing is that you don’t have to worry about overcooking your meat. As long as you have plenty of liquids, your meat will be fine.
Take the Adobo Seasoning and rub the 2 tablespoons of spice into the pork. Next, grease the base of your crock-pot with some cooking oil and place roast into the pot.
Pour the 2 cans of Ginger Ale into the crock-pot and allow the liquid to cover most of the roast. Now add two –thirds of the Brown Sugar into the crock-pot and cover the top of the roast with the rest of the sugar. Empty half the can of the crushed pineapple and close the crock-pot lid and set your cooking time for a minimum of 7 hours on LOW setting.
7 Hours later…
Remove roast and place in a large mixing bowl and “pull” pieces of pork. Add the remaining Crushed pineapple and some additional brown sugar or BBQ sauce. Serve on a warm, King’s Hawaiian Mini Sub Rolls or Sandwich Buns.