Craving delicious kalua pork ever since your vacation to the Hawaiian islands? You can make your very own slow cooker kalua pork! If you can’t dig your own pit and cook a pig in your backyard, this is a good substitute. Serve over rice with mac salad or in a bun for a killer sandwich.
This kalua pork recipe is inspired by the traditional way of making kalua pig by roasting it in the ground. I have never actually had the pleasure of making kalua pig in an imu pit, but I am hoping one of my cousins will take some time to show me when I come and visit.
Simply slow cooking the pork and giving the meat a smoky flavor is a close second to the real deal. Now that we have some warm weather my next task will be to smoke pork and share my experience with you! But for now, I give you a kalua pork slow cooker recipe that you can use all year round. There is no sauce needed.
This pork is so juicy and tender that people come from all around if they find out I have this on simmer! Be sure to spoon some of the juice onto the pork for even more flavor to your dish. I highly recommend making a gravy or sauce with the smoky pork juices.
Kalua pork tacos were a huge success and I know you will love them too. You can use leftover pork in a sandwich or serve with rice for a quick and easy dinner recipe.
What will you make with your slow cooker kalua pork?
- 3½- 4 lb pork roast
- 1½ teaspoon Alaea Hawaiian sea salt
- 1½ tbsp. liquid smoke
- 2 cups water
- Put your pork roast into your slow cooker then add water.
- Season with Alaea Hawaiian sea salt, ssprinkling evenly over the pork then pour liquid smoke on top.
- Turn your slow cooker on high and let it roast cook for 8 hours. Pork will come apart easily when it is finished. Enjoy with rice or use in your favorite kalua pork recipe!
- Pin this recipe so you can find it when you need it!