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4.67 from 27 votes

Slow Cooked Pork Roast | Kaluha Pork

This EASY slow cooker dish has become a staple in our house! It's SO easy to make, family-friendly and makes a great head start ingredient. Recipe inspired by NomNom Paleo's Kaluha Pig.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 hrs
Total Time10 mins
Course: dairy free, DIET, DINNER, gluten free, low carb + keto, meat + chicken, slow cooker
Cuisine: American, dairy free, gluten free, low carb + keto, nut free, whole 30
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 3-4 pounds boneless pork butt
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp coarse sea salt, (I used Hawaiian red sea salt)*


  • Place pork on a plastic cutting board and use a sharp knife to trim and visible excess fat off of the roast. I try to cut off as much as possible.
  • Using a small pairing knife, make 5-6 small slits around the outside of the pork and tuck once piece of garlic in each slit.
  • Season the outside of the meat with sea salt. Be sure to season the top, bottom, and both sides.
  • Place the pork butt into your slow cooker and pour the liquid smoke over the top and set heat to low and cook for 12-16 hours. I like to set this up before bed so the pork is cooking overnight.
  • When the pork is done, there will be a lot of liquid in the pot. You can save a little to drizzle over the top, but be sure to discard the rest otherwise the meat will be too salty.
    cooked pork in liquid
  • Remove pork from slow cooker and shred apart. Be careful not to place back into the juice from the slow cooker, because it may make your pork too salty.
    two forks shredding pork butt
  • Place pork back into the slow cooker (or in serving dish) and enjoy!
    shredded pork in slow cooker



  • I learned from NomNom Paleo that some of the newer slow cookers may cook faster, finishing the meat in 9-12 hours.  I cooked mine for the entire 16 hours using this slow cooker.


Serving: 3ounces | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg