Today we have a special treat, a Moana-inpired recipe that will bring that magic into your next dinner or party. This easy recipe uses the slow cooker making it a perfect dish for those busy days. (Scroll down to view our recipe video!)


That Is Good Pork!


  • 4 lb pork shoulder Boston butt may also be used
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ c apple cider vinegar
  • ½ c coconut water
  • ¼ c water optional


  1. Mix all spices in a bowl (brown sugar, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, pepper, chili powder, and garlic powder).

  2. Rub spice mix over the pork covering each side.

  3. Add apple cider vinegar and coconut water to a slow cooker. (You can also add an additional 1/4 cup of water if liquid is too shallow in cooker.)

  4. Place pork in the slow cooker.

  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.

  6. Shred pork and use in your favorite dish!

Make it your own

We decided to make this pork into sliders and tacos and paired it all with a Bright and Sunny cocktail (find the recipe for this easy and light cocktail here!) – with an island theme of course! Place the pork inside of Hawaiian rolls with your favorite barbecue sauce and pickles for an easy snack or dinner.

Our tacos take a bit of extra work, but are worth the reward! Place a portion of shredded pork on a soft taco and top with red onion, pineapple, jalapeños and garnish with Southwest ranch and cilantro. These tacos pack a spicy kick with a beautiful sweetness from the pineapple and Southwest ranch to cool the tacos down.

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