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Smoked Pork Belly – Signature Pork Recipe

One of the tastiest meats you will ever cook is a smoked pork belly. The fat to meat ratio of your pork belly is perfect for cooking long and slow. The process tenderizes the muscle, renders the fat and provides you with meat that will melt in your mouth and magnificent pork belly burnt ends. Your smoked pork belly will have a crispness similar to bacon. 
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork Belly
Servings: 1
Calories: 240kcal


  • Smoker
  • meat thermometer
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Thick barbeque gloves
  • Barbeque brush


  • 3.5 lbs Pork belly
  • 4 tbsp Agave nectar
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil

For dry rub:

  • 1/2 cup White sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp Season salt
  • 2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 3 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Ancho chile
  • 3 tbsp Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Salt

For the foil wrap:

  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Honey barbeque sauce
  • 8 tbsp Butter (one stick)
  • 1/3 cup Tiger sauce
  • 3 tbsp Honey


  • Mix your agave nectar and olive oil. Use a sharp knife to make incisions into the fat side of your pork belly. Use your mixture to coat your pork. 
  • Mix your dry rub then coat your entire pork belly. You need to set aside some of your rub for later.
  • Let your rub soak into your pork belly for about one hour. 
  • When your smoker reaches a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit, put your smoked pork belly into your smoker. 
  • Always put your pork into your smoker with the fat side up. This will enable your pork belly to render and become tender. 
  • Once you have been smoking your pork belly for two hours, wrap your pork in aluminum foil to prevent the meat from burning while rendering the fat. 
  • Prior to placing your smoked pork belly on the foil, sprinkle a small bed of brown sugar along the length. Place your pork on the foil and cover with your remaining pork rub. 
  • Now drizzle your tiger sauce on the top.
  • Mix your honey and honey barbecue sauce together then drizzle on top of your meat. 
  • Now put your butter on the very top. Turn over your meat and repeat the same process on the other side. 
  • Wrap you smoked pork belly in the aluminum foil and put it in your smoker for two to three hours. 
  • Use your meat thermometer to determine when your smoked pork belly reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove your pork from your smoker, place on a platter, cover lightly with aluminum foil and let it rest and cool for a few minutes. 
  • Now you need to decide how to serve your delicious smoked pork belly. You can shred your pork for amazing sandwiches, cube your pork and insert toothpicks or slice your pork into moist and tender servings. 


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 240kcal