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BBQ Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

4 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

Bite-sized BBQ deliciousness. Pork belly is slow-smoked then tossed & sauced for a sweet, caramelized finish. Serve them as an appetizer and they won’t last long.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 (5-7 lb) skinless pork belly, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • Meat Church Honey Hog, Honey Hog Hot or The Gospel Rub

  • apple juice, for spritzing

  • 1 1/2 Cup Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup clover honey

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 275°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill275 ˚F

  • 2

    Thoroughly coat all sides of the pork belly cubes with your Meat Church rub of choice. Let it sit for 15 minutes for the rub to adhere.

    Ingredients

    • 1 (5-7 lb) skinless pork belly, cut into 1 inch cubes

    • Meat Church Honey Hog, Honey Hog Hot or The Gospel Rub

  • 3

    Arrange the pork belly cubes on a wire rack, fat-side down, then place the rack on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 190-195°F, about 3 hours, spritzing with apple juice every 45 minutes or as needed if the pork starts to look dry.

    Grill275 ˚F

    Probe190 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • apple juice, for spritzing

  • 4

    Transfer the pork belly to a half-size (9 x 13-inch) aluminum pan. Season and toss the cubes with more Meat Church rub.
  • 5

    Cover the pork belly cubes with the Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce. Drizzle the honey over the top, then toss until the pork is well coated.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 Cup Traeger Apricot BBQ Sauce

    • 1/2 Cup clover honey

  • 6

    Place the pan, uncovered, on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for another hour, or until all liquid has reduced and caramelized.

    Grill275 ˚F

  • 7

    Let the pork belly bites cool for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
  • 8

    Return the pan (uncovered) to the Traeger and cook for another hour or until all liquid has reduced and caramelized.

    Grill275 ˚F

  • 9

    Allow them to cool for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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