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.

pulled pork slow cooker recipe

: Serves 16 (1 serving = 4 ounces)


  • 4 pounds 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

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 285 cal
Total Fat 21 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Sodium 54 mg
Carbohydrates 1 g
Protein 20 g
Phosphorus 230 mg
Potassium 380 mg
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Calcium 9 mg


  1. Combine black pepper, paprika, onion and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the seasoning blend on all sides of the pork. Place pork into a slow cooker or a crock-pot. Sprinkle with liquid smoke.
  3. Add enough water to the slow cooker or crock-pot to measure ¼–½" deep. Cook on high for 4–5 hours.
  4. Remove pork from cooking liquid and shred meat using two forks.

Optional: Garnish with sliced pickled red onions or radishes.

Tip: 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.

Note: Shredded or pulled pork can be used in a variety of ways. Serve it over rice, add it to soup or create a high-protein breakfast by adding it to scrambled eggs.

Contributed by: Lori Fijiura, Aiea, Hawaii.