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Crockpot Kalua Pork Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 561kcal
Perfect shredded kalua pork is a breeze to make in your Crockpot. This dump and go recipe is so perfect in it's simplicity and it's so flavorful and juicy.
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  • 3 ½ - 4 pounds boneless pork butt or shoulder*
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon red Hawaiian sea salt or kosher salt
  • Serving suggestions: Steamed rice macaroni salad, fresh pineapple wedges, sauteed cabbage


  • Place pork roast in the crock of a slow cooker. Drizzle with liquid smoke and rub all over the surface, then sprinkle with the salt.
  • Slow cook on low for 10-12 hours until fall-apart tender. Shred meat in the slow cooker and serve hot with your choice of sides.


  • If using a bone-in roast, or a heavier roast, increase cook time to 12-14 hours.
  • Liquid smoke adds an incredible flavor to this pork. If you don't have any, rubbing in some smoked paprika makes a good alternative.


Calories: 561kcal | Protein: 80g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 1153mg | Potassium: 1442mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5mg