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Easy Kalua Pork

It doesn't get ANY easier than making Kalua pork! Simply put some ingredients in a slow cooker, set and forget! This amazingly tender, melt in your mouth meat has a gentle smoky flavor.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 16 hrs
Course Main Course
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 5-6 pound pork butt roast
  • 3 slices bacon (optional)
  • ½ tbsp sea salt hawaiian or coarse salt recommended
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke


  • Rub the pork in salt and liquid smoke.
  • Arrange the bacon strips in the bottom of the slow cooker in a single line. Add the pork on top.
  • Close the slow cooker and cook on low for 16-20 hours. Shred and serve with cooked cabbage, rice or pineapple.


Other Methods of Cooking:
Kalua pork can be cooked in a pit or smoker. 
To store place the pork in a container and refrigerate for up to four days or place in an airtight freezer container for up to three months. Reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave. 
Keyword crockpot, slow cooker