Homestyle Kalua Pork with Cabbage in a Slow Cooker

Homestyle Kalua Pork with Cabbage in a Slow Cooker

Mei 1

"Inspired by the luaus in Hawaii, I set out to make an easy, tasty slow-cooker version of kalua pork. The meat is fall-off-the-bone yummy. This recipe is not overly smoky, but you may add more smoke if you like. Serve with rice, buns, or poi."


10 h 40 m servings 501 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 501 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 40.6 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 30.2 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 3899 mg
  • 156%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix kosher salt, black pepper, and ground ginger in a bowl; rub evenly into surface of pork roast; place seasoned roast in a slow cooker.
  2. Stir soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke together in a bowl; pour over the pork roast.
  3. Cook on Low 10 hours. Add cabbage to the pork and sauce in the slow cooker; cook another 30 minutes. Shred pork to serve.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 39 Ratings


Having been to a couple of luaus now, this effectively recreates the taste as well as you can without burying a pig in your back yard. We used a low sodium soy sauce, which was fine as their is ...

This was pretty good. I followed the recipe exactly, except I used low sodium soy sauce and a bag of shredded red cabbage. I also added ~1/2 cup of water to the crock pot. It was a bit salty,...

I followed the recipe, but added 1/2-1 cup of chicken broth and discovered that was totally unnecessary as it was a little soupy. It was still delicious, but I, too, would cut the salt down a l...

Excellent Kalua Pork. Thanks for the recipe Mei. I chose this recipe over others because it called for ginger, worcestershire, and some soy sauce vs. just salt and liquid smoke, which I feel fla...

Loved this! My boyfriend who grew up on Oahu could not stop raving about how amazing this was!

Tried this exactly as stated in the recipe. It was wonderful. Reminded us so much of what we used to eat when we lived in Hawaii. It was a little salty, but that's how I remember it. We serv...

When we got back from Maui I wanted to make some authentic Hawaiian food and found this recipe. All I can say is "Yummy!" It was like bringing a little bit of paradise home with us! My son's w...

Omit the salt!! Double the rest of the ingredients (except the pepper) and it is smokey and savory. A nice alternative to BBQ!

I made this for a neigbhorhood potluck and it was enjoyed by everyone. It is so very very easy and tastes better than the kaluha pork at the luaus in Hawaii. Moist and flavorful, no need to add ...