Take your taste buds to the tropics with a family favorite recipe for Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork with purple cabbage on sandwich buns

Three words: Hawaiian Pulled Pork.

If the title doesn’t kickstart your cravings, allow me to expand upon the beauty you see piled high up above and shredded down below.

Pile of pulled pork with fork on cutting board

This slow cooker recipe embodies everything I need in a family-friendly meal:

  • It’s impossible to mess up.
  • It’s just as great (if not better) as leftovers.
  • It cooks itself.

That right there is the trifecta, folks. Add the fact that this pork is so insanely moist after slow-cooking in a bath of pineapple juice, soy sauce, garlic and ginger, and I guarantee this will become a mainstay on your hectic weeknight or laid back weekend menus. (Don’t even get me started on the chunks of juicy pineapple tossed in!)

Sauce pouring over pulled pork and pineapple in clear bowl

So how does one consume such Hawaiian Pulled Pork perfection? You’ve got three options to choose from:

  • With a fork
  • Sandwiched between slider buns
  • Piled into lettuce cups or tortillas

No matter what path you choose, sweet and tangy tropical pork is just a few button pushes away. And don’t forget a side of Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries for dipping and dunking in any spare sauce!

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork with purple cabbage on buttery buns atop a white plate

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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork

    • 1
      (3.5- to 4-pound) boneless pork shoulder
    • 1/2
      low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 1/2
      low sodium chicken stock
    • 1
      pineapple juice
    • 1/2
    • 1/4
      brown sugar
    • 2
      minced garlic
    • 1
      minced fresh ginger
    • 1
      diced pineapple
  • 1

Trim a majority of the fat from the pork shoulder and place it in the slow cooker.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, chicken stock, pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker, cover it and set it to LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 5 hours.

Once the pork shoulder is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of at least 145°F, transfer it to a cutting board and pour half of the liquid from the slow cooker into a medium saucepan (discard the rest of the liquid).

In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons water.

Once the sauce has come to a boil, whisk in the cornstarch mixture and continue boiling it until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and is the consistency of syrup.

Using two forks, shred the pork shoulder then transfer it to a large bowl. Add the pineapple then pour in the sauce and toss to combine.

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Nutrition Facts

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Amount Per Serving

Calories 458
Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g

Saturated Fat 2g

Cholesterol 158mg

Sodium 1054mg

Potassium 1256mg

Total Carbohydrates 27g

Sugars 20g

Protein 62g

Vitamin A

Vitamin C



* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.