Succulent Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 10-12
This recipe feeds a crowd! Only 3 ingredients and you'll have succulent sweet and spicy pork that you can use in a variety of dishes. It does NOT require using banana leaves. They just give the pork a more authentic Hawaiian taste.
  • 7-8 pound pork shoulder
  • 1 teaspoon Hawaiian Salt (or sea salt)
  • 3 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1 large banana leaf (either fresh from your banana tree or can be found in Asian markets)
  • 1.5 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  1. Rinse and pat dry the pork shoulder.
  2. Pierce the pork shoulder all over with a knife.
  3. Sprinkle with salt.
  4. Pour liquid smoke over the pork.
  5. Wrap tightly in a large banana leaf (think wrapping a present).
  6. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
  7. Place in slowcooker and cook for 10 hours on LOW.
  8. Remove banana leaf, drain juices, debone and shred the pork.
  9. Serve on buns or in tacos or a variety of other dishes.
Recipe by Sand and Sisal at