Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

Tender,  juicy and incredibly delicious, this Hawaiian-style Slow Cooker Kalua Pork has the most amazing flavor - and it only requires 3-ingredients! This quick and simple recipe will leave you dancing in the kitchen.



  1. Carefully pierce the pork roast on all sides with the tip of a pairing knife and place it in the slow cooker. 
  2. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sea salt evenly over the pork.
  3. Pour liquid smoke evenly over the top of the pork. 
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Cooking time will vary depending on the exact weight of your pork roast, the heating temperature of your slow cooker (it varies between brands and styles), and the number of times you anxiously open the lid during the cooking time (releases built-up heat and adds time to the cooking).
  5. The roast is pull-apart tender when the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F.
  6. Remove roast from the slow cooker and place on a large platter. Trim any excess fat and then shred with two forks. Reserve drippings and set it aside.
  7. Store leftovers along with some drippings (just enough to keep the shredded pork moist) together in a covered dish in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  1. Kalua Pig at a luau is usually served with maccaroni salad, poi, lomi salmon, ahi poke salad, long grain rice, sweet potatoes, or boiled cabbage.
  2. Leftovers are great on sandwiches, lettuce wraps, qusadillas, salads, and tacos.
  3. Terrific served Grilled Pineapple for dessert.

Recipe by Kitchen Dreaming at