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(gluten-free, paleo) This slow cooker kalua pork (kalua pig) is deliciously tender, smoky and salty and super easy to make.
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Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

Slow cooker kalua pork is reminiscent of kalua pig served at Hawaiian luaus. It's deliciously smoky, salty, tender and only takes three ingredients.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 hrs
Total Time: 10 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Meal
Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keyword: Kalua Pig, Kalua Pork, Kalua Pork Recipe, Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
Servings: 6
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 4 pounds pork shoulder (pork butt)
  • 1 tbsp Hawaiian Alaea sea salt
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke


  • Place the pork shoulder in your slow cooker and pierce the top several times with a knife or fork.
  • Rub the pork with the sea salt. Then, pour the liquid smoke on top. 
  • Program your slow cooker for 10 hours on the low setting. You may need a few more hours if your pork shoulder is larger. 
  • Once the pork shoulder is fully cooked, remove it to a plate and use two forks to shred it. You can also drizzle some of the remaining liquid from the slow cooker on top, to keep the meat moist, then serve immediately. 


Calories: 273kcal | Protein: 36g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1308mg | Potassium: 629mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2.3mg