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Video: Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

See how to make incredibly succulent Hawaiian-style pork.

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In this video, you’ll see how to make tender, succulent Hawaiian-style pork in your slow cooker. This recipe is incredibly simple. The key is a simple rub mixture of Hawaiian sea salt and a little liquid smoke—combined with many hours cooking in the slow cooker. The meat comes out so tender, and with the smoky flavor you get from a real Hawaiian pig roast. For a special treat, serve this shredded pork with coleslaw on sweet Hawaiian rolls! Get KIKUKAT's 5-star recipe for Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker. This is a must recipe for a luau celebration! Best of all, you don’t dig an enormous hole in your back yard! See how it’s done! See more slow cooker videos >>

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Nov. 14, 2013 4:59 pm
This is how I cook it too. The bananas that LaCosta Lotta posted about sound interesting! What does the banana add if you can't taste it?
Aug. 9, 2013 6:22 am
Just served up my umpteenth kalua pork meal from my slow cooker. My variation: wrap the seasoned pork butt with banana leaf from your local Asian Market to seal in the smokey flavor, as does the Hawaiian imu.
Aug. 7, 2013 8:26 am
This is exactly how I make my kalua pork except I learned to add one more ingredient from my Hawaiian friend. About 2 or 3 hours before serving she cuts up about 1/2 head of cabbage and adds it to the pork. It's the way she taught me so it's the way I do it. It tastes great!
Island Girl 
Mar. 8, 2013 12:33 am
This is a great starter recipe. Be sure to use Hawaiian Alae Salt (red in color)for that real Hawaiian taste (Amazon carries it). For the last hour of cooking, I shred the pork, and add 1 head of cabbage (cut in wedges) and 2 sliced Maui onions. I toss it all together with the juices from the slow cooker, and 1 tsp. soy sauce, return it to the slow cooker and cook on high for 1 hour, or until veggies are semi soft. To save time, you could also carmalize the onions, saute the cabbage, and toss with rest of the ingredients until heated through. We serve this with a side of fresh pineapple cole slaw, sliced tropical fruit salad (mangos, pineapple, papaya and bananas), Plantation (or mango) iced tea, and Haupia coconut cake or pie for dessert....SO 'ONO!!! 
Oct. 13, 2012 11:34 am
Can this be cooked for a shorter time?
Oct. 13, 2012 10:13 am
Our Version: No salt, some liquid smoke but the really amazing thing is to put the pork in the slow cooker, then place 2 bananas on top of the pork. Leave the babanas whole and still in the peel. Yeah it sounds weird but I personally assure you it will be the best. The banana melts and no, you don't taste banana at the end. This is our most requested recipe at all our weddings we cook for.
Carol L. 
Sep. 7, 2012 10:52 pm
Helpful Tip-Put your hands in plastic sandwich baggies before I rub the liquid smoke on the meat. It's very hard to get that smoke smell off of your hands.
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