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Homestyle Kalua Pork with Cabbage in a Slow Cooker

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars
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"Inspired by the luaus in Hawaii, I set out to make an easy, tasty slow-cooker version of kalua pork. The meat is fall-off-the-bone yummy. This recipe is not overly smoky, but you may add more smoke if you like. Serve with rice, buns, or poi."
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Ingredients

10 h 40 m servings 501
Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix kosher salt, black pepper, and ground ginger in a bowl; rub evenly into surface of pork roast; place seasoned roast in a slow cooker.
  2. Stir soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke together in a bowl; pour over the pork roast.
  3. Cook on Low 10 hours. Add cabbage to the pork and sauce in the slow cooker; cook another 30 minutes. Shred pork to serve.

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 501 calories; 40.6 4.8 30.2 130 3899 Full nutrition

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Having been to a couple of luaus now, this effectively recreates the taste as well as you can without burying a pig in your back yard. We used a low sodium soy sauce, which was fine as their is ...

Most helpful critical review

The tenderness was great and the flavor profile was good but severely lacking in volume. I would at least double all the ingredients. I also would leave out the cabbage.

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Having been to a couple of luaus now, this effectively recreates the taste as well as you can without burying a pig in your back yard. We used a low sodium soy sauce, which was fine as their is ...

This was pretty good. I followed the recipe exactly, except I used low sodium soy sauce and a bag of shredded red cabbage. I also added ~1/2 cup of water to the crock pot. It was a bit salty,...

I followed the recipe, but added 1/2-1 cup of chicken broth and discovered that was totally unnecessary as it was a little soupy. It was still delicious, but I, too, would cut the salt down a l...

Excellent Kalua Pork. Thanks for the recipe Mei. I chose this recipe over others because it called for ginger, worcestershire, and some soy sauce vs. just salt and liquid smoke, which I feel fla...

Omit the salt!! Double the rest of the ingredients (except the pepper) and it is smokey and savory. A nice alternative to BBQ!

**EDIT** I have to take back everything I said about this dish!! We had this as leftovers a day later and it was completely different after 24 hours. You could taste the ginger (athough I stil...

When we got back from Maui I wanted to make some authentic Hawaiian food and found this recipe. All I can say is "Yummy!" It was like bringing a little bit of paradise home with us! My son's w...

Loved this! My boyfriend who grew up on Oahu could not stop raving about how amazing this was!

Really very tasty! I made the recipe almost exactly (it wasn't bad with regular Kosher salt and probably 2 T of liquid smoke compared to what is called for) and it really tasted exactly like wha...