Satisfy your craving for rich and succulent meat with these fantastic pork belly recipes!
Pork belly is an affordable strip of meat located at the bottom of the pork.
It’s often used in Asian and European cuisines, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy it here too!
Sure, pork belly
may take a while to make, but once you perfect it, it’s an incredibly tasty and tender meal.
Looking for the perfect pork belly recipe but can’t seem to nail one? Well, I have 21 for you!
Whether you want sweet, spicy, umami, or a combination of flavors, I’ve got you covered
I guarantee that these will not disappoint in the departments of taste and tenderness
With these easy-to-follow recipes, there’s no need to go to a restaurant for a delicious meal
of pork belly that melts in your mouth.
How to cook pork
1. Pork belly bites on jalapeno salad This pork belly dish is not only succulent, but also full of flavor. The pork itself is flavored with salt, pepper, brown sugar, honey, soy sauce
grapeseed oil, and sesame oil, and then slowly roasted in chicken broth.
Wow, can you imagine all those ingredients combined in one bite? How heavenly! To
cut the richness of pork belly, There’s some sweet and spicy jalapeno salad with a brown sugar dressing, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil.
Together, these two elements are perfection on a plate.
2. Glazed pork belly with honey With ultra crispy skin and
sweet and tender meat, this
belly is a dish to die for.
Pork is seasoned with a touch of smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne and garlic powder
Then roast slowly to get that crunchy, pork rind-like consistency (chicharrón: crispy, salty fried pork skin).
This dish has nailed the authentic flavors of Spain.
And, of course, for that wonderful element of sweetness, pork is also bathed in a honey and dried sherry glaze.
golden pork belly Crispy pork skin
and succulent meat, but minus all the effort; that’s what this dish is all about
Spiced with Shaoxing rice wine, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic, this dish will make Chinese restaurants run for their money
The secret of this recipe is the salt crust. You cover the entire skin with salt, bake it and remove the crust afterwards.
This gives you that wonderful crunch and perfect taste!
4. Ridiculously tender and tasty pork belly sandwich on a sandwich
? I’ll have two, please!
In this recipe, you’ll drop the bacon and use a super succulent pork belly instead. But don’t worry, it still tastes great.
Stacked with lettuce, avocado and tomato, this sandwich has all the contrasting textures you want in one bite!
Wrapped in two pieces of toasted sourdough spread in a sweet, creamy sun-dried tomato mayonnaise, it’s seriously one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had
5. Pork belly salad
Did you know that pork fat is healthier than beef and lamb fat? It’s loaded with vitamin B and other minerals, too.
Who says you have to limit your meat to fish and chicken when you’re trying to be healthy?
This pork belly salad is not only tasty, but also meets your nutritional needs!
Combining crunchy and succulent meat, apples, nuts and a sweet dressing, this salad has the perfect balance of flavors and textures.
6.Pork belly Burnt ends If you’re
a fan of barbecue, you’ll want
this pork belly to fit into your belly!
If you’re not familiar with the term, “burnt ends” refers to a spot on a breast that is cut into cubes and topped with barbecue sauce
But in this variation, you’ll use pork belly instead. The cut works as well as beef because it is high in fat.
Seasoned with butter, honey and barbecue sauce, and smoked to perfection, these burnt tips of pork belly satisfy the desires of all barbecue lovers.
7.Sticky Chinese BBQ Pork Belly
I am the biggest fan of char siu. It is pork belly flavored with delicious Chinese spices and roasted to perfection.
What you’ll get is a sweet, sticky, mouth-melting meat that’s perfect with rice or sweet bao buns!
With this simple recipe, you can have char siu in the comfort of your own home
Marinated overnight in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, honey, brown sugar, garlic and five-spice powder, the taste is well cared for
8. Pork Belly Sliders One bite is all it takes to fall in love with these pork belly sliders. They are stuffed with grated cabbage and flavored with Sriracha honey mayonnaise
It’s the epitome of sliders!
9.Barbecued pork belly (in the oven)
Who says you need to slave in the kitchen for hours to get the most tender, sweet and salty grilled pork belly?
With this baking recipe, all you need is 5 ingredients and 55 minutes!
The key is to marinate the pork belly in soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper.
The longer you let it cool, the better you’ll taste. Three hours is fine, but during the night is better.
Once all the
flavors have filtered into the meat, all that’s left is to bake it for 30 minutes. Minimum effort, maximum flavor: that’s my kind of recipe!
10.Texas-style smoked pork belly
Give your belly a Texas flavor using only salt and pepper! This Texas-style smoked pork belly may only require a few ingredients, but that doesn’t mean it lacks flavor.
The secret of this Texas-inspired recipe lies in the wood in which it is smoked, which is oak or walnut.
Adding pieces of wood to your grill will give your meat that distinctive smoky flavor.
will take 6-8 hours to grill, but I promise, it’s worth the wait.
11.Pork Belly Ramen Noodle For a Japanese-themed dinner, how about this pork belly ramen noodle
Ramen is one of my favorite comfort foods. There’s nothing like sipping egg noodles and rich broth on a cold night!
In this recipe, ramen is taken to another level by adding crispy roast pork belly flavored with a touch of five spices.
Top off with a liquid hard-boiled egg, you’ll have the perfect dinner.
12.Pork belly Carnitas Carnitas is made with pork shoulder, but for tender and tasty meat, use pork belly instead! Marinating pork in pineapple or apple juice and plenty of other seasonings will give that sweet and salty taste to carnitas
that we all love so much.
Whether you cover these carnitas in nachos, combine them with guacamole, or use it for enchiladas, burritos and quesadillas, you won’t go wrong.
With this recipe,
your satisfaction is guaranteed 200%
! 13. Spicy Korean Pork Belly
If you’ve been hit by the Korean wave like me, you have to try this
spicy Korean pork
This recipe offers you the perfect combination of two Asian elements: Chinese pork belly and salty and spicy Samgyupsal.
It is tasty and tender meat infused with spicy chili paste (Gochujang), mirin, soy sauce, agave and garlic.
Served with rice and
kimchi, you will have a spectacular Asian meal
. 14.Teriyaki pork belly
Sweet and tender pork belly resting on a bed of white rice, topped with scallions and sesame seeds? That’s what I call the ultimate
In this dish, Japanese teriyaki sauce flavors pork
What you’ll get is a restaurant-quality pork belly that melts in your mouth with fat so soft it’s almost silky.
15.Siu yuk Cantonese roast pork
or Cantonese roast pork belly, is a classic dish that I love to order whenever I’m in a Chinese restaurant. It may be a simple dish – fried pork belly
with a crispy skin, but it is absolutely wonderful.
And you can do it at home! You’ll use the salt bark technique to achieve that iconic crusty skin.
flavor, you will use Shaoxing wine, five-spice powder, rice wine vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. To
cook it, let your oven work its magic! It can take almost 2 hours, but it’s worth it.
16.Pork belly pastrami Sure, pastrami is usually made with beef, but pork belly
Full disclosure: This recipe is a bit complicated and will take a few days to complete. But as they say, good things come to those who wait!
What you’ll get after days of working on this recipe is moist, succulent, aromatic pastrami that’s packed with so much flavor!
The satisfaction you’ll get after going through all that effort is priceless
17. Pork belly nachos
Add a Korean twist to your Tex-Mex favorite! Infuse your nachos with pork belly flavored with kimchi juice, soy sauce, garlic, honey and red pepper powder.
Along with tortilla chips, cheese, kimchi, red onions and sour cream, you’ll have the perfect snack to enjoy while watching your favorite K-Drama.
18.Crème brûlée Pork belly
Crème brûlée and pork belly
? Why not!
Imagine the classic Chinese char siu elevated to another level. The twist is that the skin is glazed and burned to get a sweet, crunchy crack. It’s something you should try!
19.Pork belly pizza In this dish, you will combine two popular and much-loved dishes: pizza
barbecue! It is a
crispy and tender pizza dough spread in a sweet and smoked barbecue sauce
It is then topped with marinated pork belly and mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection
Finished with cilantro and bean sprouts, this pizza is legendary!
20. Pork Belly Chili Chili is usually made with ground beef. But you know what will make it even better? Turn it into a beef and pork belly combo for the tastiest chili ever! Ground beef plus pieces of pork belly in a chili
Sounds amazing to me!
Served with tortilla chips, sour cream and scallions, this pork belly chili is the pinnacle of comfort foods
21. Pork Belly Tacos
This recipe uses the versatile pork belly to make the most tender and tasty taco filling
pork belly is topped with a green onion sauce and pickled watermelon peel. These tacos have the best flavors and textures in every bite.
They’re also paleo-friendly, to boot! Who says tacos can’t be good for the body?