Hawaiian-Style Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Hawaiian-Style Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Say “aloha” to this Hawaiian-style pulled pork recipe. Smoky and succulent, it can be served over rice, added to soup or used as a high-protein addition to scrambled eggs for breakfast.


  • 1.8kg pork roast
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • Optional garnish: (pickled red onions or radishes) 1 red onion or 4 radishes, ⅓ cup white vinegar and ¼ teaspoon of sugar


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Combine black pepper, paprika, onion and garlic powder in a small bowl.
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Rub the seasoning blend on all sides of the pork. Place pork into a slow cooker or a crock-pot. Sprinkle with liquid smoke.
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Add enough water to the slow cooker or crock-pot to measure ¼–½" deep. Cook on high for 4–5 hours.
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Remove pork from cooking liquid and shred meat using two forks.
For quick pickled red onions or radishes, marinate one sliced red onion or 4 sliced radishes in a ⅓ cup of white vinegar and a ¼ teaspoon of sugar for 1 hour. Drain and use as a garnish.
Contributed by
Lori Fijiura, Aiea, Hawaii.

Nutrition Per Serving


285 cal

Total Fat

21 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Trans Fat

0 g


83 mg


54 mg


1 g


20 g


230 mg


380 mg

Dietary Fiber

0 g


9 mg

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