Incredible juicy and tender Hawaiian-style Slow Cooker Kalua Pork with the most amazing flavor! Only requires 3 ingredients and can be served alone or in salads, tacos, and more!
This pork. OHMYWORD. The end.
No but really…. I don’t even know how to describe it’s perfection. I’m searching for the most descriptive phrases I can come up with and they just don’t seem like enough. Can we invent a new word? Yeah let’s do that. Fantasti-good? Tasty-licious? Super-yumm-ified?
Yep that’s the one.
And I’m not just building this pork up because it’s basically the easiest dish you will ever prepare in your entire life. Even though, it really is. Only 3 ingredients and about 57 seconds of preparation. Then all you have to do is let your slow cooker do it’s magic for a good 8-10 hours. Come back and BAM. The most alaka-zam-azing pork you’ve ever smelled/seen/tasted in your whole existence.
Honest to goodness the flavor of this pork is out of this world delicious. Smoky and salty and gahhhhhhhh, it’s just so good. Hard to believe only three ingredients can deliver this kind of happiness in your mouth but it’s true. And you can use this pork for any number of things. I dare you to resist eating it straight out of your crockpot with a fork, but if you can control yourself long enough to prepare yourself a taco or a salad, it’ll blow your mind. My tip: use a really big roast and keep this shredded Kalua pork covered in the fridge for quick-fixes all week long!!
What people are saying about this Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
“This was AMAZING. Followed recipe as written except that I seared beforehand and added pepper. I’m not a big pork fan at all but I would make this again and again. Could not be any simpler. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. I’m giving it 5 STARS!” – Anne
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
- 1 4-pound pork shoulder roast - (or similar roast, size can vary a bit too)
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke - (you can find this in almost any grocery store)
- 1 tablespoon Himalayan pink salt - (sold in most grocery stores)
- Lightly grease your slow cooker with nonstick spray. Pierce the roast all over with a fork. Place in slow cooker.
- Pour liquid smoke evenly over the roast, then sprinkle with the salt.
- Cover and cook on low for 8-12 hours. (For a larger roast you'll need closer to the 12 hours)
- Uncover, pull pork apart with 2 forks. Serve alone or you can serve it over rice, in tacos, salads, and more!
This looks so good! Can I use pork tenderloin? I always have it on hand
Would I be able to use a pork tenderloin instead of a shoulder roast? That is what I currently have in the freezer.
I’ve never purchased or used liquid smoke and was wondering if there was something perhaps that could be subbed for it? I’m really interested in trying this.
I made this for a Luau party and it was a huge hit! Over the years, I’ve tried many different recipes for BBQ Pulled & Kalua pork, but had never really been impressed. The pork came out tender & juicy! It literally fell apart and was melt-in-your-mouth amazing!!! The Himalayan pink salt & Liquid Smoke is what caught my eye. It’s the perfect combination for an extremely simple, yet tasty marinade and/or “crockpot juice”. I’ve finally found a lifelong Slow Cooker Pork recipe…making it again tonight!!!
The liquid smoke…. do you use hickory, or mesquite flavor?