Crocked Kalua Pork Recipe

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Phyllis Lively


ALOHA KAHOU~greetings to all.
This is the mainland version of Hawaiian Kalua Pig. Cooking the "pig in the ground" is more fun and entertaining but crock pot cooking is easier and quite tasty too! I've made this both ways. Be a Hawaiian Host/Hostess - have a LUAU in your backyard. Serve KALUA PORK over rice for your main dish. For fun with a flair, Lei your guests, do the limbo, and serve a Hula Girl to your over-21 guests; that's 2 oz of pineapple juice to a jigger of dark rum. Shake well with ice & strain into a chilled glass. NOTE: Trust me when I say skip the Poi. Welakahao!

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A Crowd if necessary
10 Min
12 Hr


4 - 5 lb
pork butt roast
4 Tbsp
liquid smoke flavoring
2 Tbsp
hawaiian sea salt (course sea salt)



1Pierce the pork butt roast all over with a fork or sharp knife. Rub pierced pork butt roast with (Hawaiian) sea salt or other course salt.
2Place the meat in a crock pot, slow-cooker. Drizzle the liquid smoke over the pork meat. Cover the crock pot with a lid.
3On LOW setting, Cook for 10-12 hours. (Adjust time according to the size of your pork butt roast).
NOTE: DO NOT ADD MORE LIQUID - it doesn't need it; the fat in the meat and the liquid smoke is enough.
4When fully cooked, remove meat, place in a flat pan and shred apart with a couple of forks. You can pour liquid juice from the pot and into a bowl. Allow it to settle until you can skim off the grease. Use this liquid as "gravy" and pour over rice and pork. This shredded Kalua Pork is served over cooked rice.
5Enjoy this all-time-Island-Favorite at your next backyard Hawaiian LUAU.... or on your family dinner table. Guaranteed to please!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork
Regional Style: Asian