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Slow Cooker Kalua Pork and Cabbage

Easy 4-ingredient, Hawaiian Slow Cooker Kalua Pork and Cabbage tastes just as delicious without cooking it in the ground! You don't need a whole pig either!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Meal Prep, Slow Cooker
Servings: 10
Calories: 434kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie


  • 4-6 lbs Pork Shoulder or Pork Butt
  • 1 Tbsp Rock Salt*
  • 2 Tbsp Liquid Smoke
  • 6-8 Leaves Cabbage or Banana


  • Spray the inside of a 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray, or line slow cooker with a protective liner.
  • Rub the rock salt and liquid smoke all over the pork.
  • Wrap the the pork with the leaves, and add the wrapped pork to the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours until pork is tender and can be easily shredded with a fork.
  • Remove pork onto a cutting board, and with two forks, shred the pork into bite-sized chunks. After shredding pork, add pork back to cooking liquid.
  • Add additional table salt to taste, and serve!


Estimated Nutrition, Per Serving: Calories 434, Fat 33 g, Carbohydrate 1 g, Dietary Fiber g, Protein 32 g, Sodium 831 mg
*See post for rock salt suggestions.