• BBQ Brown Sugar Pork Belly
 
  • BBQ Brown Sugar Pork Belly
 

BBQ Brown Sugar Pork Belly

  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time5 mins
  • Cook time3 1/2 hrs
  • Serves8 - 12
  • HardwoodApple

This juicy, melt-in-your-mouth, slow-cooked pork belly is what bacon dreams are made of.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp salt
  • 1(3-4 lb) pork belly
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp salt
  • 1(3-4 lb) pork belly

Preparation

The night before you plan to cook, take your pork belly out of the fridge and pat dry with paper towels. Score fat with a very sharp knife in a diamond pattern making sure not to cut into the meat.

Combine salt and brown sugar and rub pork belly on all sides. Place on a drying rack on a pan and refrigerate uncovered overnight.

Thirty minutes before cooking, remove pork belly from fridge. Rinse under cold water and pat very dry with paper towels.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on smoke with lid open until fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 450 degrees F (500 degrees F if using a WiFIRE enabled grill) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Place the pork belly directly on grill grate fat side up for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, reduce grill temperature to 325 degrees F and cook for 3 hours or until pork is tender and fat is crisp.

Remove from grill and allow to rest for 30 minutes before slicing.

Serve with baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, white bread, Trager BBQ sauce or your favorite BBQ sides. Enjoy!

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  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time5 mins
  • Cook time3 1/2 hrs
  • Serves8 - 12
  • HardwoodApple