Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

READY IN: 20hrs 10mins
Recipe by Sandi From CA

This is a simple way of making traditional Hawaiian kalua pig without having to dig a hole in your back yard.

Top Review by kara kim

This recipe is legit! To stretch it out, add sliced cabbage for the last hour of cooking and stir it after a half hour. I always freeze the juices to pick out the fat and then add it back in and shred. I only do that because I don't like it slimy when I eat it for leftovers. Don't worry if you don't have Hawaiian sea salt because I honestly can't tell a difference.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pierce pork all over with a carving fork.
  2. Rub salt then liquid smoke over meat.
  3. Place roast in a slow cooker.
  4. Cover, and cook on Low for 16 to 20 hours, turning once during cooking time.
  5. Remove meat from slow cooker, and shred, adding drippings as needed to moisten.

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