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Closeup of the mouthwatering Slow Cooker Kalua Pig looking juicy and absolutely invitin on a white plate with a wooden spoon right next to it
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Easy Slow Cooker Kalua Pig

Easy Slow Cooker Kalua Pig is so easy to make and takes you to Hawaii every time you make it! Aloha! Learn my tips to help get a taste similar to the smoked shredded kalua pig! 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Hawaiian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 150kcal


  • Ingredients:
  • Red Hawaiian Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup liquid smoke
  • 2 and ½ tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 3 pounds pork butt


  • Directions:
  • Place your pork butt into your slow cooker.
  • Use a knife or fork to poke holes throughout the pork butt meat.
  • Pour the ¼ cup of liquid smoke over the pork butt meat.
  • Sprinkle the Hawaiian red salt on each side of the pork butt.
    The Hawaiian red salt sprinkled on each side of the pork butt
  • Cook for the meat on low in the slow cooker for about 8 to 9 hours.
  • Remove the cooked meat from the slow cooker and lightly shred the meat with a fork making sure to remove the fat pieces.
    Lightly shredded meat with all fat pieces removed
  • Don’t forget to reserve about ¼ to ½ cup of the juices from the slow cooker.
  • Then, add the other 2 and ½ tablespoons of liquid smoke to the shredded meat.
  • Add the reserved juices to the meat as well.
  • Then lightly toss the meat to get all those flavors mixed together.


Tasty tip:
You can salt the reserved juices to taste if that is not enough salt for you….
Healthy Tip:
You can place your reserved juices from the slow cooker in the freezer for about 20 minutes to help the fat separate from the juices to reduce your fat content. The fat will separate and become solid at the top of the juices, and then all you have to do is scoop the fat off the top.
Meal Planning Tip:
This cooked meat freezes well in the freezer for future use.


Calories: 150kcal | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 384mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg