Pork belly bites are a tasty pork belly smoker recipe.
This pork belly smoker recipe called pork belly bites are little pieces of belly pork and are a great snack to go with a beer or a lunch. Can be eaten hot or cold.
Time: 5 hours
Well worth the wait, this tasty pork snack is good for all occasions.
Pork belly is a great dish for testing a new smoker out with. Pork is really forgiving and providing you don’t have super high temperature you can cook this quite easily.
This was the first thing I tried on my new Weber Smokey Mountain smoker
Why do this? Well a nice shiny new smoker reflects heat everywhere – thus keeping steady temperatures difficult to maintain. A “well seasoned” smoker is covered in soot, ash, fat etc and is a consistent mess throughout!
Fry Light cooking spray
Chop up the pork
Cover in BBQ rub and cook for 3 hours at 130C/250F
Take off heat and cover in BBQ sauce. Cook for a further 60 – 90 minutes
Pork Belly Bites
- Smokey Mountain or BBQ
- 1 pack Pork belly slices
- 1 bottle BBQ sauce
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tub BBQ rub
- Slice up the pork belly in to bite size chunks of around 2cm square.
- Cover the pieces in BBQ rub. Spray with fry light or coat in oil before putting the BBQ rub on them. Place the pieces on a tray for ease
- Cook the pork on the tray for up to 3 hours on a smoker which is set for around 130C /250F.
- Once they have had the initial time, flip the peice over and cover them sparingly in BBQ sauce so it all gets coated. Put them back on the smoker for another 60 – 90 minutes
- Serve the bite size pieces as a side dish or even just have as a snack with a nice cold beer!
Pork belly smoker recipe
Belly pork on the BBQ smoker is one of those recipes that is difficult to get wrong. It is a good recipe as a first time to try because of a few reasons.
The most important reason is that the meat is quite cheap to buy, so even burning it to a crisp is not the end of the world. Some people really like a crunchy bit of pork crackling, so the worse case scenario will be that!
One of the great things about this pork belly smoker recipes is that it is a dish that can be kept for a while afterwards too. It is possible to freeze the cooked pork belly and can be enjoyed long after the initial smoke.
When freezing the meat from my pork belly smoker recipe, it is a good idea to keep in mind to section it off and freeze into smaller portions. This makes grabbing a snack from the freezer much easier than having to chip off a few pieces from a big clump.
Simple pork belly dish
This simple pork belly dish can be set up and pretty much left cooking while you go about your day. At a low temperature the pork only needs checking in on every couple of hours. Not forgetting to catch the BBQ sauce section toward the end. This is a key point in the process as it will stop the meat trying out too much.
To stop it getting too hot too soon, try setting up your smoking coals as the snake method. This means the coals will be a in a long strip and only start burning in a row rather than all together. It helps to keep a constant steady temperature.
I’d be interested to hear if you have had success in trying this recipe. Did you have any variations on the flavour that you used. Who says it has to be a BBQ pork belly bites?!
There are plenty of different BBQ flavour rubs out there to experiment with and different sauces can complement a pork belly smoker recipe too. Add to the smoke using some of these Jack Daniels BBQ sauce flavour glaze. They help seal in the flavour of the pork but also adding a little something extra with the bourbon whisky tones.