Kalua Pork

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

All of the flavor of your favorite Kalua pork, with the simplicity of your crock pot.
Course Main Course, slow cooker main dish
Cuisine American, Slow Cooker
Keyword crock pot, kalua pork, slow cooker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 359kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 6 lbs. pork carnitas shoulder or butt roast (you want a cut of meat that has fat on it)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt or Hawaiian Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Liquid Smoke near the BBQ sauce
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 C water do not need if using a crockpot


  • Place meat in crockpot or pan and sprinkle with salt, patting it into the meat.
  • Combine liquid smoke, brown sugar, soy sauce and water and  pour around pork, don't wash off the salt.
  • If cooking in the oven cover tightly with heavy duty aluminum foil.
  • In the oven at 350, cook for about 5-6 hours.
  • In a crock pot on high cook for about 6-7 hours and in a crockpot on low cook for 10-12 hours. Shred with a fork when tender and falling apart. Serve over rice.


Calories: 359kcal | Protein: 50g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 922mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3.3mg