Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Recipe

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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 kalua pork?

slow cooker kalua pork recipe

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Recipe
 
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Kalua pork is traditionally prepared for Hawaiian luaus using an imu pit and a whole pig. Most people do not have time, space or willingness to dig a pit in the ground and make kalua pig the traditional way so I would like to share this recipe for crock pot kalua pork. This is an easy dinner recipe and can be prepared in just a few minutes and after letting it cook slowly you can enjoy the smokey flavor of kalua pork right at home!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Hawaiian

Ingredients
  • 1½- 2lb pork roast
  • ½-1 teaspoon Alaea Hawaiian sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 2 cups water

Instructions
  1. Put your pork roast into your slow cooker then add water.
  2. Season with Alaea Hawaiian sea salt and add liquid smoke. If your roast is larger than described in this recipe, increase the amount accordingly for salt and liquid smoke.
  3. Season with Alaea Hawaiian sea salt and add liquid smoke. If your roast is larger than described in this recipe, increase the amount accordingly for salt and liquid smoke.
  4. Turn your slow cooker on high and let it roast cook for 6-8 hours. I recommend turning your roast once during the cooking time. Pork will come apart easily when it is finished. Enjoy with rice or use in your favorite kalua pork recipe!
  5. Turn your slow cooker on high and let it roast cook for 6-8 hours. I recommend turning your roast once during the cooking time. Pork will come apart easily when it is finished. Enjoy with rice or use in your favorite kalua pork recipe!
  6. Pin this recipe so you can find it when you need it!


  1. RavieNomNomsRavieNomNoms05-08-2013

    Yum!!! That looks fantastic Dionne! I love pork like this, so tasty! Hope you are doing well!!

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