Slow Cooker Kalua Pork Roast Recipe

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! 

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 or butt roast, fat trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 3-4 cups cooked brown or white rice
  • 1 chopped green peppers (optional)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup banana peppers (optional)
  • 1 cucumber, diced (optional)
  • 1 (2.5 oz) can sliced olives (optional)
  • 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 veggies and teriyaki sauce.


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

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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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