Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
Easily recreate the traditional Hawaiian Kalua Pork without digging a pit in your backyard with this Slow Cooker recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 5 mins
Servings: 12 servings
- 3 lb pork butt or shoulder roast
- 1 Tbsp sea salt or kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp liquid smoke
- 1/2 small head of cabbage shredded
Place pork in slow cooker.
Mix sea salt and liquid smoke in a small bowl. Rub mixture all over pork.
Cook on low for at least 10-12 hours. Shred the pork using two forks.
Add shredded cabbage and toss with meat. Cook for an additional 25-30 minutes tossing about every 5 minutes until cabbage has cooked down.
For the instant pot
Cut the pork shoulder into 2-3 inch chunks. Place in the instant pot.
Mix the sea salt and liquid smoke in a small bowl and rub all over the pork.
Add 1 cup water to the instant pot. Replace lid and turn valve to sealing.
Cook on manual high pressure for 45 minutes. When instant pot is done cooking manually relieve the pressure by turning the sealing valve to venting.
Add shredded cabbage to instant pot. Replace lid and turn valve to sealing. Cook on manual high pressure for 3 minutes.
When done, move valve to venting. Stir to combine the cabbage with the meat.
Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 300mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 14.4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg