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Kalua Pork

Kalua Pork

At any Hawaiian luau, kalua pork will always be there. Learn how to make kalua pork using a crock pot or slowcooker. This is such a simple recipe that any beginner cook or chef could do it.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Servings 15


  • Crockpot/Slow Cooker


  • 6 lb pork butt or pork shoulder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Hawaiian salt sea salt works too
  • 1 cabbage head (optional)


  • Rub the salt all over the pork butt.
  • Add it to the crock pot and pour in the liquid smoke flavoring on top of it.
  • Select low heat for 8 hours. Half way through flip the pork. Cut up a head of a cabbage and set aside.
  • 30 minutes before the crock pot finishes cooking, add in the cabbage.
  • Shred the meat with two forks. Take off all the meat around the bound and discard it. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword crockpot, pork, pork butt, pork shoulder, slow cooker, smoked liquid