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Slow Cooker Kalua Pork with Cabbage Recipe

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork with Cabbage Recipe

Slow cooker kalua pork with cabbage is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes to enjoy all year. 

I especially like to make this in the warmer months when I don't usually use my slow cooker.

The salty and savory kalua pork tastes so good at room temperature, which makes it a perfect option for warm spring and summer nights.

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Plus, the cost of pork shoulder is always reasonable at our market and generally available on a moment's notice.

I never need to ask the butcher to check the back stock for one of my favorite cuts of pork.

In addition to these compelling reasons above, my slow cooker kalua pork with cabbage recipe calls for only 4 ingredients and feeds a house full of luau party goers!

Last Minute Luau

If you are planning a luau, then you'll want to consider this for the menu. And if you're looking for great slow cooker ideas for warmer days, try this too!

A luau is one of the most festive parties that celebrates any significant life event in Pacific Island cultures.

Often involving entertainment, a luau can be a wonderful opportunity for children to stage a show of some kind.

Here are some ideas for hosting your own luau:

    • Steam Hawaiian music on a portable or outdoor speaker
    • String twinkle lights outdoor or inside wherever you're congregating
    • Consider lighting tiki torches for exotic ambiance. Try these affordable versions that I found online.
    • Invite guests to don their most festive aloha shirt or dress for your luau
    • Stage some form of entertainment
      • Have children dance or sing
      • Invite guests to read a special quote or poem that reminds them of warm summers to create your own Hawaiian oasis 

 

How to Serve Kalua Pork

As this recipe includes the super easy addition of chopped cabbage to the last hour of cooking, it's essential to serve it with the kalua pork.

There are so many yummy side dishes to complement the kalua pork too! 

In Hawaii, a plate lunch is traditionally one protein with two side dishes. If more than one protein is served, it's called a mixed plate.

Side Dishes to Serve with Kalua Pork

  • White steamed rice
  • Vegetable fried rice
  • Macaroni salad
  • Baked or stovetop macaroni and cheese
  • Garnish with chopped scallions
  • Top with a fried egg

    When plating the kalua pork with cabbage recipe, add pineapple triangles to an ice cream scoop of white rice to create a happy sun shape.

    This little hint of the Islands is sure to bring a smile to your diner's face!

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    Slow Cooker Kalua Pork with Cabbage Recipe

    This slow cooker kalua pork with cabbage recipe is designed to be assembled and left alone for a full day while you go about your business.

    It's a perfect way to end the day over a meal of rich and savory flavors.
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    Slow Cooker Kalua Pork with Cabbage Recipe

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    8 hours to a taste of the islands for a fraction of the price of a plane ticket!
    Ingredients
    • 4-5 pound pork shoulder
    • 1 TBS liquid smoke
    • 3 tsp Hawaiian salt - black or pink
    • 1 medium head green cabbage, cut into rough chunks approximately 2"x2"
    Instructions
    • Rinse pork shoulder and pat dry
    • Place pork in slow cooker and pierce with a knife or fork all over to absorb the liquid smoke
    • Pour over liquid smoke
    • Sprinkle on salt
    • Cover slow cooker and set to low heat and cook for 8 hours
    • When slow cooker timer rings, use two forks and pull out fat from slow cooker.
    • Next, with a wooden spoon, push pork to one side of slow cooker and add cabbage to the other side of the slow cooke.
    • Cook for another hour on low.
    • When final timer rings, remove pork from the slow cooker and place in a serving or baking dish. Add 1/4-1/2 cup of liquid and let rest.
    • Add the cabbage to the same dish as pork or add to another.
    • Serve with white rice, macaroni salad and pine apple.
    • Enjoy!
    Details
    Prep time: Cook time: 8-9 hours on lowTotal time: 9 hours 10 minutesYield: Feeds 8-12 hungry luau guests!

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