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!
I’M hosting a Hawaiian Luau this weekend & found this recipe. I’ve got 20 lbs of pork butt in the slow roaster for the night. Can’t wait to try it tomorrow. Very simple to prepare!
way to go!!! I hope it’s a crowd pleaser for you!
aBSOLUTELY THE BEST PULLED PORK I HAVE EVER HAD. maDE A FEW TIMES. wONDERING IF YOU COULD PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IN THE CROCKPOT AND LEAVE OVERNIGHT IN THE FRIDGE, AND THEN PLUNK IT IN THE CROCK POT IN THE MORNING TO COOK. WOULD THE SALT AND LIQUID SMOKE BE OKAY TO SOAK IN OVERNIGHT?
I haven’t tried that before so I can’t say for sure. Perhaps add the liquid smoke and salt in the morning, but it will have to a trial and error thing! Let me know how it turns out for you!
We just finished your Kalua Pork!!! I was absolutely Fantastic! We loved it! I totally see why everyone loves it! I followed your exact ingredients and directions! I’m so glad I did! We were in Hawaii in January and it was as wonderful as any we had there! Thank you!!!
Jealous you’ve recently been Hawaii! 😉 Happy to hear it was just as good! Thanks, Judy!
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Why is this called Kahlua pork?