kalua pig with hawaiian sweet bread
Slow Cooker Kalua Pig

One of our favorite reminders of Hawaii made in simple in the slow-cooker.

Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • 4-6 pounds pork butt
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 dashes liquid smoke
Instructions
  1. 1. Rub the pork butt down with the salt, being careful to cover all sides. 

    2. Place salted butt in the slow cooker. 

    3. Sprinkle the two dashes of liquid smoke (not too much as a little is powerful.)

    4. Close lid and let cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.  

Recipe Notes

It may be surprising but you really don't need to add anything else to this recipe other than the salt and the liquid smoke. No need to put veggie broth or water in your slow cooker.  The meat will release enough juices to keep it moist and once the timer goes off, it will shred easily with a fork.  Make sandwiches, use it to top sweet potatoes, or just enjoy it with a bowl of rice.