Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Roast Recipe

This Slow Cooker Kalua Pork is so simple and full of amazing flavor. We love cooking pork roasts in our slow cooker because the meat is so tender and juicy. This is definitely a recipe you will want to try.

This is seriously one of the EASIEST recipes to make and it tastes AMAZING.
My husband and I attended a luau where they served this for dinner- we asked for the recipe and have made it at least a dozen times since.

low and slow:

When cooking your pork roast, it is important to remember that they cook quicker than most other meats. Pork can also be a little more dry, although most roasts are a little more tender.

It’s important to carefully watch them as you cook them, to ensure they are not overcooking and drying. Here are some cooking tips for pork chops:

  • Cook them on low, for a longer amount of time. This will help the juices soak into the meat, and not cook out quickly. It will also help avoid the meat from cooking fast on the outside, but not on the inside, leaving you with burnt pork.
  • Let your pork chops marinade for a while, and even make a little extra sauce to put on the side, to baste them as they cook. In the slow cooker, they are pretty much marinading the entire time they cook, but it doesn’t hurt to spoon some juices on top every now and then.
  • Don’t cut into the pork as it is cooking. If you do, make a small incision in the very center to ensure that the meat is done cooking, or a thermometer to see that it has reached the temperature of 145 degrees.
  • You also don’t want to open the slow cooker lid if you don’t have to. It’s best to keep all that sweet meat moisture in the slow cooker, for a nice tender pork.

watch how to make another delicious pork recipe, here:

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looking for more pork recipes? here are a few of our favorite:

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Serves: 8

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Roast Recipe

This 3-ingredient Kalua Pork roast is SO tasty! It's on our monthly meal rotation every time!

5 minPrep Time

10 hrCook Time

10 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 1 (2-4 pound) pork shoulder roast (fat trimmed)
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice (or white rice)
  • 1 green pepper (diced) - optional
  • 2 tomatoes (diced) - optional
  • 1/2 onion (chopped) - optional
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana peppers - optional
  • 1 cucumber (diced) - optional
  • 1 (2.5 ounce) can sliced olives - optional
  • 1/3 cup Teriyaki sauce - optional


  1. Pierce pork all over with a carving fork. Rub salt and liquid smoke over meat. 
  2. Place roast in a slow cooker, cover and cook on low 10-12 hours. Turn once about halfway through cooking time. 
  3. Remove meat from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks, adding drippings as needed to moisten.  Serve over rice, topped with your favorite optional toppings and teriyaki sauce.


This pork also makes a great salad topping, or meat for tacos, burritos, or quesadillas.



932 cal


3 g


203 g


22 g
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17 Responses to “Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Roast Recipe”

  1. This reminds me of the Chop Chop bowls they serve at Pollo Tropical here in Florida. The biggest difference is that at the restaraunt the pork is served over yellow rice and you can get black beans and sauted onions added if you want. I may try this recipe soon to see if does resemble the chop chop bowls.
    • Liquid smoke is a sauce that gives you that smoke flavor for any food. Here is a link from It is found in most grocery stores by the sauces - such as soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, bbq sauce.

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