Updated: May 16, 2021
What can be better than bacon? Pork belly burnt ends are. These are delicious nuggets of uncured bacon slow smoked for hours until the fat is rendered and the meat is tender. Did I mention that they are bacon? The sweet and salty smoky flavor will leave you wishing you made more because I will guarantee you these will not last long.
BBQ seasonings (We use Butt Rub)
1 can Coca-Cola
2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Sriracha Sauce
Total time - 6 to 8 hours
-Preheat pellet grill to 225 degrees. If your grill has an extra smoke function, use it. We like to use apple or hickory pellets for this cook.
-Cut the pork belly into one inch cubes.
-Place cut cubes into large mixing bowl and add BBQ seasoning gradually.
-Stir the cubes to coat evenly. Keep adding seasoning and stirring until all cubes are coated.
-If you have a wire rack, place cubes evenly spaced on the rack. The wire rack makes placing and removing the pork belly on and off the grill very easy. If you do not have a wire rack place directly on the grill.
-Smoke the pork for 4 hours.
-After 4 hours place the pork belly in an aluminum pan.
-Add the Coca-Cola, Soy Sauce, Apple Cider Vinegar, Brown Sugar and Sriracha Sauce. -Mix the ingredients and pork belly together to coat.
- Cover with aluminum foil and cook for an additional 2 to 3 hours or until burnt ends fall apart when pressed with a fork.
-When the burnt ends are ready, remove from the grill and remove foil cover.
-Toss the burnt ends in the sauce that has been created in the bottom of the pan.
Use these tasty bites in wraps, tacos, sandwiches, salads and anything else you can imagine!
Make sure your cubes are not cut too big. One inch cubes are perfect bite size morsels of goodness. If the are cut too big, your bite will be too much pork belly and not enough crusty seasoning.