Hawaiian Smoked Pulled Pork

Our neighbor is both a fireman and an amazing cook both a dream for our boys (the fireman part) and a for us (the cook part)! :)  He is always smoking some big hunk of meat in one of his several giant smokers and then bringing it over to share, and every time it’s amazing! Our boys are always asking, “Is this Mr. Bubba’s meat?” and if so they are NEVER hesitant to dig right in! So when I husband and I heard that we could created a ‘smoked’ pork in the crockpot we were both curious and excited to see how it would turn out! 

Well right before we left for Hawaii this Summer my husband and I came across a few recipe ideas  for Hawaiian Smoked Pulled Pork. They all sounded great so we played with a few simple flavors that sounded awesome and then tasted EVEN better. The four of us polished off an entire roast in one meal. We absolutely LOVED this recipe, and I’ve been so excited to share it with you ever since! 

About a week later we found ourselves at a luau in Maui eating real AUTHENTIC Hawaiian Kalua Pig straight out of a giant roaster in the ground. Guess what, this meat (although slightly different, and less spicy) was actually very similar to the real thing that cooked for over 12 hours in the ground! The best part… I didn’t have a dig a hole in our backyard nor cook a whole giant pig! 

This recipe is amazing and I’m sure I will be making it again soon. It is SO easy and SO delicious! So, why not hold your very own luau this Summer right at home! 

Hawaiian Smoked Pulled Pork


  • 6 pounds Pork Butt Roast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid Smoke Flavoring (located next to the barbecue sauces at your local grocery store)

hawaiian smoked pulled pork ingredients


1. Cut small slits into the roast all over (both sides).

2. Pat the salt into the pork, then liquid smoke over meat.

3. Place roast in a slow cooker. Cover, and cook on Low for 18 to 20 hours. Turn roast over midway through cooking.

*Note: Do not remove the lid except for turning the roast once during cooking. The meat will appear possibly overcooked or dry, but do not worry once shredded the crispy outer shell adds the most amazing crisp to your pulled pork! 

smoked hawaiian pulled pork in crockpot

4. Remove meat from slow cooker, and shred, adding drippings as needed to moisten. Garnish with Sweet & Spicy Hawaiian Barbecue Sauce and Grilled Pineapple slices.

Hawaiian Smoked Pulled Pork 1

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  1. I love to do my pork in my crock pot! Great idea of using Hawaiian BBQ sauce on it!

  2. This looks amazing! I’m pinning it, and am so excited to try it!

  3. That looks so yummy! Can’t wait to try it out. :)

  4. I love pulled pork and these sandwiches would be a hit in our house!! Pinned!

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