Smoked & Braised Crispy Pork Belly

Cook Time

255 Mins

Cooking Method

Braise

Cuisine

American

Difficulty

Moderate

Prep Time

720 Mins

Servings

6



Ingredients


1 1/2 cup Chicken Stock

PIT BOSS HICKORY BACON RUB

3 lbs Pork Belly

1 Yellow Onion, sliced thin



Cooking Instructions


It doesn’t get much better then crispy pork belly. This Smoked & Braised Crispy pork belly is smoky, tender and flavorful with a crispy crust that you can’t typically get during low and slow cooks. The pork belly is seasoned with an extra hit of Pit Boss Hickory Bacon Rub, smoked, then braised in stock until tender. Fire up your Pit Boss griddle and sear the entire piece of pork belly for that perfectly crisp skin.  

Wood Pellet Recommendation 

The strong, smoky flavors of Hickory, Mesquite, and Pecan Hardwoods make our Classic Blend Wood Pellets an excellent choice for this recipe.  

  1. Score pork belly fat in a cross-hatch pattern. Season with Pit Boss Hickory Bacon, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Fire up your Pit Boss pellet grill and preheat to 225° F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for low, indirect heat.
  3. Set a cast iron pot on the grill, then place a wire rack over it. Place pork belly, fat side up, on the wire rack, and smoke for 2 hours.
  4. Increase temperature to 325°F. Remove the wire rack and transfer pork belly inside the cast iron pot, add onion and stock, then cover and braise for 2 hours, until an internal temperature reaches 185°F.
  5. Preheat your Pit Boss griddle over medium flame. If you don’t have a griddle, you can use a large cast iron skillet. Place the pork fat side down, on the griddle. Sear, fat side down, for 1 minute, to crisp.
  6. Allow pork belly to rest for 15 minutes, then slice thick and serve warm.


Special Tools


  • Cast Iron Pot
  • Wire Baking Rack


Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip


Slice thin and serve on top burger patties for the ultimate game day slider.



Diet Info


  • Low Carb








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