Kalua Pork {Slow Cooker}

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork – only 3 ingredients! This is THE BEST pork EVER! So easy and it tastes amazing! Serve on rolls with slaw, on a salad or nachos. We can’t get enough of this yummy pork!

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork - only 3 ingredients! This is THE BEST pork EVER! So easy and it tastes amazing! Serve on rolls with slaw, on a salad or nachos. We can't get enough of this yummy pork!
I’ve seen this recipe on the internet for years.  I finally got around to giving it a try last week and it was great.  This pork couldn’t be easier.  Chicken Legs actually made this for us!  It has only 3 ingredients – pork, sea salt and liquid smoke. This takes 16-20 hours to make.  We started it before we went to bed the night before we ate it.   I was concerned that this would be dry and bland, but it was super tasty.  We both really enjoyed it!  We served the leftovers on the best pretzel buns with some BBQ sauce and slaw.
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork - only 3 ingredients! This is THE BEST pork EVER! So easy and it tastes amazing! Serve on rolls with slaw, on a salad or nachos. We can't get enough of this yummy pork!
Found these pretzel slider rolls at Costco – they are SO delicious!
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork - only 3 ingredients! This is THE BEST pork EVER! So easy and it tastes amazing! Serve on rolls with slaw, on a salad or nachos. We can't get enough of this yummy pork!
We had the leftover pork on the pretzel rolls with slaw, BBQ sauce and slaw & BBQ sauce.  

Yield: serves 10 to 12

Kalua Pork

prep time: 5 MINScook time: 16 hourtotal time: 16 hours and 5 mins

ingredients:

  • 1 (6 pound) pork butt roast
  • 3 Tbsp Hawaiian sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp liquid smoke flavoring

instructions:

  1. Pierce pork all over with a fork. Combine liquid smoke and salt.  Rub mixture over meat. Place roast in a slow cooker.
  2. Cover, and cook on low for 16 to 20 hours, turning once during cooking time.
  3. Remove meat from slow cooker and shred.

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Comments

  1. Headed to Costco later today as a matter of fact! Always love their pretzel rolls so now I'll also buy a smoked butt so I can make this recipe! It looks mouthwatering! Thanks Stephanie!!!

  2. I have some western style ribs in the fridge right now….. wondering if this recipe would work for that? And if so, would you adjust the cooking time? Thanks!

  3. Kelli – yes, a crockpot and slow cooker are the same thing.

    JJune – I just bought a Hamilton beach 6-quart slow cooker. It had a timer and will automatically switch to warm when it is done cooking.

  4. Wow! 16 hours in the crock pot? Maybe that's why my pork isn't coming out very tender.. I only cook it in there for 6 – 8 hours… So, what you are calling a slow cooker is a crock pot, right?

  5. This recipe looks way too simple to be so good but I love your recipes so will give it a try. Those little pretzel buns make the perfect sandwich.

  6. Betty – I'm glad to hear this is similar to yours! I was wondering if it was "authentic" when we were eating it.

  7. I was born and raised in Hawai'i and am of Hawaiian by birth. I've made kalua pork for years…have done several luaus serving the kalua pork. My method is very similar…I put some salt (not table salt, it has to be a rock salt) on wax paper and roll the roast in the salt…patting it on the roast so it sticks. Put a little bit of water in the crock pot, just to cover the bottom of the pot and place the roast in, then sprinkle a few drops of the liquid smoke on the roast. Cook on low for about 12 hours. By rolling the pork in the salt, you are able to control the amount of salt, however the roast should be covered with the salt. The combination of the salt & liquid smoke helps to keep the meat moist, tender and oh so good!!

  8. All of your slow cooker recipes look so delicious, but I don't have a slow cooker. I'm starting to realize that I need to invest in one and would love any recommendations you have.

    Love your blog and your tailgate recipes! Roll Tide!

  9. Am going to have to make this some weekend. Maybe have my sister and her hubby over for dinner. Am sure they'd like it too. Just in shock that it takes up to 20 hrs to cook in the crockpot! o_O

    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

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