Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Recipe -
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Recipe
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Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

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"I first tried this delicious recipe at a meal prepared by my husband's cousin. It has since become a family favorite. Not only does it taste incredible, but it is simple to prepare!"

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Original recipe makes 14 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Stir water, Italian-style salad dressing, and soy sauce together in a slow cooker. Add the pork roast. Sprinkle green onion and garlic over the pork.
  2. Cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 29, 2013

I hate to see reviews like jazmin's when all the recipe needs is a new name. It seems that aficionados of kalua pork are pretty determined about how it should be prepared. And there isn't just one way, just like there isn't just one way to fix fried chicken. So try Meg's Kalua Pork before judging it. BTW I have it in the crockpot right now, just as she wrote it. I'm giving it 5 stars untasted just to counteract the previous one star review which was also untasted.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2014

I cooked recipe as written minus the garlic. I found it very plain but it was well enjoyed by those in my family who prefer plainer food. With the leftovers I added BBQ sauce on bread (tasty), and mixed with rice, salsa an kidney beans (okay).


21 Ratings

Jul 02, 2013

Like a few on here it seems unfar to rate this a 1 star when you haven't tried it. There are many ways to make different dishes and again it depends on what part of our country we live in. It's pretty darn close to what I have used to marinate pork roasts in for several years. I'm going to try it next time I get a pork roast. We love pork roast, well really just about anything pork. But this recipe looks easy and tasty to me. I certainly will come back and comment again after eating it but I can tell by the ingredients and how close to what I have been doing for years without a recipe that the meat will be very tender and tasty.

Nov 09, 2014

Make sure to brown the meat on all sides first to keep the moisture in. This was amazing, my new favorite. We ate it over jasmine rice and made a gravy from the sauce. Juicy and flavorful. Kids loved it too.

Jun 26, 2014

Amazing! I used Hidden Valley Farmhouse Original Italian with Herbs dressing and used garlic powder and onion powder instead of the onion and garlic cloves. Tossed in a handful of honey gold potatoes and carrots. Started late so I set the slow cooker on high for 5 1/2 hours. It's the best Boston Butt that I've made ever! My family is in love with this recipe.

Sep 21, 2013

This recipe is good enough to cook again and again. A family favorite

Jul 20, 2013

I was skeptical, but it turned out so good! Only used half of the mixed marinade and used a bone-in pork butt. Very, very tasty! Try it!

Apr 28, 2014

Ahhhh this is soooo good! My pork butt was 8 lbs and I'm glad I chose this recipe to have so much leftovers of! I left all the sauce ingredients the same amount, good thing too because that crock was almost full by the time all the fat and juices rendered outta that baby. My soy sauce was reduced sodium, and I forgot to put the green onions on till the last two hours of cooking. My Italian dressing started as a dry mix from this site, so 'homemade' I guess. The whole thing just Works. Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 23.3 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 977 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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