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BBQ Smoked Pork Belly

Smoked Pork Belly is the next big thing in low and slow barbecue. It combines everything you love in good BBQ: luscious smoky flavor of slow barbecued pork dripping with finger lickin' juiciness.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue
Keyword: Smoked Pork Belly
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 963kcal



  • Get your fire going in your smoker and preheat to 225 degrees F.
  • Using a sharp knife, score the top layer of fat on the pork belly in 1 inch squares. Don't cut too deep, just barely into the muscle. Season liberally with the Sweet Rub on all sides.
  • Place the seasoned pork belly on the grill and smoke until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F (about 6 hours). Spritz with the apple juice every hour while it is cooking.
  • Once the belly reaches 165, remove from the grill and wrap in heavy duty tinfoil with 1/2 cup of the apple juice. Seal the edges of the foil completely and return to the grill until the internal temperature reaches 200 degrees.
  • Carefully remove the belly from the foil and drizzle with the apple juices from the foil. Return the pork belly to the grill and brush with BBQ sauce. Cook on the grill for 10 more minutes.
  • Remove the finished pork belly to a cutting board and let it rest for 10-15 more minutes before serving, You can shred like pulled pork or slice into cubes to serve.



Link to sweet rub recipe: https://heygrillhey.com/recipe/best-sweet-rub-grilled-pork-chicken/


Calories: 963kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 91g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 4mg