Slow-Cooker Kalua Pork Sandwiches

No need to wait for your next luau for the tender, smoky flavors of Kalua pork. Cooked in your slow cooker and served on buns, this delicious shredded pork dish will make you long for the islands.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 14 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16


boneless pork roasts (3 to 4 lb each), trimmed of fat
tablespoons coarse sea salt
tablespoons liquid smoke
burger buns, split

  • 1 Make 1-inch slits all over each pork roast. Rub 1 tablespoon salt on each, making sure to get every area.
  • 2 Place pork in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Pour 1 tablespoon liquid smoke on each; rub all over pork.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 14 hours.
  • 4 Remove pork from slow cooker; place on cutting board or large plate. Shred pork with fork; serve in buns.

Expert Tips

Sea salt makes a great substitution for the traditional Hawaiian sea salt.

Can be frozen! Just make sure to freeze with all the juices.