Kalua Pork

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Kalua pork is a serious favorite around our house.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ve just got to… and soon!  My mom made Kalua pork from time to time growing up, and I loved it… but I had kind of forgotten about it until my own family moved in next to a Hawaiian family five  years ago.  The Wongs have thrown a Luau from time to time, and my husband and I fell in love with their Kalua pork.  After five long years, I’ve finally finagled the recipe out of them.   Okay, okay.  I’m pretty sure they would have given it to me any time I asked!  This recipe is for the crockpot – my favorite!  And I’ve doubled and halved the recipe, which both work out fabulously.  This pork freezes amazingly, and the leftovers make great burritos, salads, and sandwiches.  But I have to admit my favorite is still to eat it with coconut rice and fresh fruit.  With warm, sunny days around the corner, I’m thinking Luaus and Kalua Pork all summer long!

Kalua Pork
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe

 6 lb pork butt roast
1 1/2 Tablespoons Hawaiian Sea Salt (can substitute regular sea salt)
1-1 1/2 Tablespoons Liquid Smoke

Pierce pork all over with a carving knife.  Rub salt all over the roast, then rub with liquid smoke.  Place in the crockpot on low for 16-20 hours, turning once during cooking time (if you are short on time I think the pork is still good starting at about 8 hours).  Remove from the crockpot and shred , adding the drippings back in to moisten the meat.


  1. Melanie says

    I made this last week and we LOVED it! So simple, easy and so GOOD! I put two lean Costco roasts (the 97% fat free round ones that come in a 3 pack each individually wrapped) in my crockpot before I went to bed Saturday night. We enjoyed fabulous Kulua Pork after church the next day. Perfecxtly easy and so tender and yummy! Thanks Mindy!!

  2. Leslie says

    LOVED this!! It is my husbands favorite, I am making it again tonight. So easy and SO good! Mindy you are the best!

    • Mindy says

      Yay! I’m glad you guys liked it Leslie. It must really be a guy thing, because even though I love it… my husband LOVES it. :) We need to get together Leslie!

  3. Britta says

    I love this recipe. Recently I made a different kalua pork recipe for church function (they gave me the ingredients and recipe to make) and it was NOT good! :( I was so mad I didn’t just make this recipe that I know is so yummy. I always use a pork butt roast like the recipe calls for and I cook it for 20 hours. With coconut rice it really is one of my favorite dinners! It’s also really yummy in other stuff like MIndy mentioned.

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