Rating: 4.58 stars
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

I first tried this delicious recipe at a meal prepared by my husband's cousin. It has since become a family favorite. Not only does it taste incredible, but it is simple to prepare!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 servings
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Stir water, Italian-style salad dressing, and soy sauce together in a slow cooker. Add the pork roast. Sprinkle green onion and garlic over the pork.

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  • Cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours.

Nutrition Facts

351 calories; protein 29.6g; carbohydrates 4.6g; fat 23.3g; cholesterol 100.4mg; sodium 976.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2013
I hate to see reviews like jazmin's when all the recipe needs is a new name. It seems that aficionados of kalua pork are pretty determined about how it should be prepared. And there isn't just one way, just like there isn't just one way to fix fried chicken. So try Meg's Kalua Pork before judging it. BTW I have it in the crockpot right now, just as she wrote it. I'm giving it 5 stars untasted just to counteract the previous one star review which was also untasted. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2014
I cooked recipe as written minus the garlic. I found it very plain but it was well enjoyed by those in my family who prefer plainer food. With the leftovers I added BBQ sauce on bread (tasty) and mixed with rice salsa an kidney beans (okay). Read More
(2)
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2013
I hate to see reviews like jazmin's when all the recipe needs is a new name. It seems that aficionados of kalua pork are pretty determined about how it should be prepared. And there isn't just one way, just like there isn't just one way to fix fried chicken. So try Meg's Kalua Pork before judging it. BTW I have it in the crockpot right now, just as she wrote it. I'm giving it 5 stars untasted just to counteract the previous one star review which was also untasted. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2014
Amazing! I used Hidden Valley Farmhouse Original Italian with Herbs dressing and used garlic powder and onion powder instead of the onion and garlic cloves. Tossed in a handful of honey gold potatoes and carrots. Started late so I set the slow cooker on high for 5 1/2 hours. It's the best Boston Butt that I've made ever! My family is in love with this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
Like a few on here it seems unfar to rate this a 1 star when you haven't tried it. There are many ways to make different dishes and again it depends on what part of our country we live in. It's pretty darn close to what I have used to marinate pork roasts in for several years. I'm going to try it next time I get a pork roast. We love pork roast, well really just about anything pork. But this recipe looks easy and tasty to me. I certainly will come back and comment again after eating it but I can tell by the ingredients and how close to what I have been doing for years without a recipe that the meat will be very tender and tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2014
Make sure to brown the meat on all sides first to keep the moisture in. This was amazing my new favorite. We ate it over jasmine rice and made a gravy from the sauce. Juicy and flavorful. Kids loved it too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2013
This recipe is good enough to cook again and again. A family favorite Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2013
I was skeptical but it turned out so good! Only used half of the mixed marinade and used a bone-in pork butt. Very very tasty! Try it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2015
For more flavor, try using beef bouillon or beef broth instead of water. And teriyaki sauce instead of soy sauce. And brown the roast before putting it into the slow cooker. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2014
Ahhhh this is soooo good! My pork butt was 8 lbs and I'm glad I chose this recipe to have so much leftovers of! I left all the sauce ingredients the same amount good thing too because that crock was almost full by the time all the fat and juices rendered outta that baby. My soy sauce was reduced sodium and I forgot to put the green onions on till the last two hours of cooking. My Italian dressing started as a dry mix from this site so 'homemade' I guess. The whole thing just Works. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2014
While the cooking liquid was pretty salty the meat was fantastic! I would reccommend this for a frequent go to easy recipe that everyone will be sure to enjoy. We didn't use the cooking liquid but I did store the leftovers in it and am going to fix myself a sandwich right now. I served with my Boston Baked beans and coleslaw. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2014
I cooked recipe as written minus the garlic. I found it very plain but it was well enjoyed by those in my family who prefer plainer food. With the leftovers I added BBQ sauce on bread (tasty) and mixed with rice salsa an kidney beans (okay). Read More
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