Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Recipe Origin Global
Rating
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Servings 12
Preparation 30 min 00:30
Cook 4 hours10 min 04:10
Ready in 4 hours40 min 04:40
Difficulty Experienced
Cooking Method Smoke
Ingredients Meat Pork
Equipment BBQ Closed Grill Smoker
Recipe Type Appetizer Dinner Finger Food
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Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Pork belly burnt ends are a popular smoked dish inspired by their brisket cousins. They make a great finger food or main part of a meal.

The pork belly is initially smoked with cherry wood before being simmered in a sweet mixture including honey and brown sugar. Finally, the burnt ends are finished with a sweet BBQ sauce glaze.

After a few cooks try experimenting with a range of rubs and sauces to get the perfect flavor combination you are looking for.

Ingredients

3kg (6.6 pounds) pork belly

2 tablespoons sweet BBQ rub

2 tablespoons of savory BBQ rub

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1/3 cup sweet BBQ sauce

150g (5.3 oz) unsalted butter

1/2 cup ginger beer

1 1/2 cups sweet BBQ sauce, to glaze

Equipment

tray fitted with a rack

smoker or grill set-up for smoking

3 chucks of cherry wood

foil

Recipe Directions

  1. Cube the pork belly into 4cm x 4cm ( 1 1/2 inch) cubes.

  2. Place the cubes on the tray over a flat tray then add a layer of sweet rub on every side, then repeat with the savory rub. Rest until the BBQ is at temperature.

  3. Set the barbecue (smoker or closed grill set at indirect heat for smoking) at 135 degrees C (275 degrees F).

  4. Transfer the rack into the barbecue and cook for 2 hours. After this time the bark will be set.

  5. Transfer the pork belly cubes into a tray and sprinkle with brown sugar, honey, BBQ sauce, butter, and ginger beer. Cover tightly with a sheet of foil.

  6. Return the tray back to the barbecue and cook for another 2 hours.

  7. Preheat the sweet BBQ sauce for the glaze.

  8. Remove the pork belly from the barbecue. Submerge in the preheated sweet BBQ sauce and return to the rack. 

  9. Place the rack of glazed pork belly burnt ends into the barbecue for 5 minutes to set. 

  10. Remove from the BBQ and let rest for 5 minutes (or cool not to burn your mouth) then serve.

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Recipe Origin Global
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 12
Preparation 30 min 00:30
Cook 4 hours10 min 04:10
Ready in 4 hours40 min 04:40
Difficulty Experienced
Cooking Method Smoke
Ingredients Meat Pork
Equipment BBQ Closed Grill Smoker
Recipe Type Appetizer Dinner Finger Food
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