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Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

4th of July is tomorrow!!! Still not sure what to make? I got you!  Run out to the store right now and grab a pork butt.  Throw it in your slow cooker today and eat it tomorrow. Done.  So easy and soooooo good!

I have had this recipe forever and have never made it.  I printed it off of allrecipes.com probably 15 years ago.  And I FINALLY made it last night.  Amazing! Easy! Delicious!

I didn’t even follow the directions exactly, I made it easier.  I skipped piercing with a fork.  I don’t have Hawaiian sea salt but I do have Himalayan salt and kosher salt.  I used a combination of both.  I had liquid smoke I rubbed all over.  Put it in the slow cooker for 20 hours, shredded it, ate it.

For real, even if you aren’t going to make this for the 4th make it next time you want pulled pork.  The girls ate theirs plain.  Husband and I made sandwiches on Hawaiian buns and topped with our favorite bbq sauce and french fried onions.  Heaven.  I served it with a simple broccoli slaw and pineapple.

I see nachos and tacos and more sandwiches in our future.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend and stay safe!

Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

Serves 8-12

Ingredients:
1 (4-6 pound) Pork Butt
1 1/2 T Sea Salt
1 T Liquid Smoke

Rub pork butt with salt and liquid smoke.
Place in slow cooker and cook on low for 16-20 hours.
Take out pork butt and shred with two forks.
Add juice from slow cooker as needed to moisten.
Enjoy!

Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

The easiest and most delicious pulled pork!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 hrs
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy, Holiday, Pork, Pulled Pork, Summer
Servings: 12 People
Author: Emily ~ Garlic & Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • 4-6 lb Pork Butt
  • 1 1/2 T Sea Salt
  • 1 T Liquid Smoke

Instructions

  • Rub pork butt with salt and liquid smoke.
  • Place in slow cooker and cook on low for 16-20 hours.
  • Take out pork butt and shred with two forks.
  • Add juice from slow cooker as needed to moisten.

3 thoughts on “Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker

  1. Looks yummy! Nothing better than an easy set it and forget it type of meal. Low stress cooking at its best!
    Thanks for sharing another winner!

  2. I am definitely trying this recipe! Will you also share the recipe for the broccoli slaw. That looks great, too.

    1. Hi Tiffany,
      It is so easy and good. You just have to plan ahead because of the 16-20 hours. As for the broccoli slaw, I tweaked this recipe https://www.spendwithpennies.com/creamy-broccoli-slaw/
      I found online based on what I had at home and my level of laziness that day. I used a 12oz bag of broccoli slaw I bought at the grocery store, added 1/2 c dried cranberries and 1/2 c dried cherries (too lazy to cut the apple). Didn’t have sunflower seeds so added 1/4 c sliced almonds that I crushed in my hand a bit. I made 1/2 the dressing, used apple cider vinegar and skipped the celery seed because I didn’t have any. It was really good and held up in the fridge for days. Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

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