Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker


This kalua pork recipe uses the slow cooker for a simple way of making traditional Hawaiian kalua pig without having to dig a hole in your backyard!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 hrs
Total Time:
20 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 (6 pound) pork butt roast

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Hawaiian sea salt

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring


  1. Pierce pork all over with a carving fork; rub in salt then liquid smoke. Transfer pork into a slow cooker.

  2. Cover, and cook on Low for 16 to 20 hours, turning once during cooking time.

  3. Remove pork from slow cooker; shred with two forks, adding drippings as needed to moisten.

    close up view of pulled pork and buns

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

243 Calories
15g Fat
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 243
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 715mg 31%
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 9mg 49%
Potassium 348mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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