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Kalua pork with cabbage in a wooden bowl

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Kalua Pork with Cabbage

Kalua Pork with Cabbage is a Hawaiian dish often served at Luaus.
This version is made in the slow cooker and tastes just like authentic
shredded Kalua Pig.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Keyword Crock Pot, Crock Pot Pork Roast, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 173kcal
Author Erica Walker


  • Crock Pot Slow Cooker


  • 3-4 pound pork roast
  • 1-2 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1/3 c. liquid smoke
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 head cabbage coarsely chopped


  • Rub pork generously with salt and pour on liquid smoke.
  • Place in Crock Pot or Slow Cooker.
  • Add water.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • An hour before serving, carefully lift pork out of the slow cooker (do not drain out juices)and place cabbage in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place pork on top of the cabbage, place lid back on, and cook for another hour.
  • Shred pork and serve.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 494mg | Potassium: 382mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.3mg