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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker


"This is a simple way of making traditional Hawaiian kalua pig without having to dig a hole in your back yard."
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20 h 10 m servings 243 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 14.7 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 0g
  • 0%
  • Protein:
  • 25.9 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 715 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Pierce pork all over with a carving fork. Rub salt then liquid smoke 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, adding drippings as needed to moisten.


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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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this is the best kalua pork i've ever had and i'm from hawaii. i had no idea it was so simple to make. i, too, found out that pork butt and pork shoulder is the same thing. i used a boneless,...

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I had such great expectations after reading all these wonderful reviews. First I had never used a Boston Butt Roast---Even though I trimmed and trimmed the cut of meat,this dish still was fatti...

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this is the best kalua pork i've ever had and i'm from hawaii. i had no idea it was so simple to make. i, too, found out that pork butt and pork shoulder is the same thing. i used a boneless,...

I was told by the grocery store meat dept lady that a pork butt roast IS the same thing as a pork shoulder roast. (The, um-m, "other" would probably be called a rump roast!) :-) So I used a ne...

This is a great potluck recipe. I put the juices in the crockpot into a container and into the freezer while I waited for the pork to cool enough to shred. Then I take the hardened fat off the...

Very good recipe! Couldn't tell much of a difference in the traditional "pig" and this recipe. Only thing I did differently was to slice open a banana (leave in the peel) and set it on top of ...

Having relocated from Hawaii to the mainland 6 yrs. ago, this is the same recipe we all use (even when in Hawaii, because who can afford to roast a whole pig?). Pork Butt works the best (beca...

THIS WAS INCREDIBLE!!! If I could give 10 stars I would!! Thanks to margarita4, I found the sea salt(Ming Tsai brand blue ginger at Target.) At first I was looking for something in a papper pack...

Really nice smoked flavor, tender, juicy and so easy. I found Hawaiian Sea Salt at Williams-Sonoma but check with specialty/gourmet food stores in your area if you don't have time to order onli...

My pork was to die for delicious. We had around 30 people over and all they talked about was how good the meat tasted. I bought an 8.5 lb roast, so it wouldn't fit in my crock pot. I set the ...

I read a lot of other reviews and was concerned with the saltiness others complained about. I went out and found the hawaiian clay sea salt and when i tasted it, it was quite different from reg...