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BBQ Brown Sugar Pork Belly

BBQ Brown Sugar Pork Belly

By Traeger Kitchen

This juicy, melt-in-your-mouth, slow-cooked pork belly is what bacon dreams are made of.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

3 Hrs
30 Min




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
1 (3-4 lb) pork belly
4 Tablespoon brown sugar
4 Tablespoon salt


  • 1

    The night before you plan to cook, take your pork belly out of the fridge and pat dry with paper towels. Score fat with a very sharp knife in a diamond pattern making sure not to cut into the meat.

  • 2

    Combine salt and brown sugar and rub pork belly on all sides. Place on a drying rack on a pan and refrigerate uncovered overnight.

  • 3

    Thirty minutes before cooking, remove pork belly from fridge. Rinse under cold water and pat very dry with paper towels.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 5

    Place the pork belly directly on grill grate, fat side up, for 30 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 6

    After 30 minutes, reduce the grill temperature to 325℉ and cook for 3 hours or until pork is tender and fat is crisp.

    325 ˚F / 163 ˚C


  • 7

    Remove from grill and allow to rest for 30 minutes before slicing.

  • 8

    Serve with baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, white bread, BBQ sauce, or your favorite BBQ sides. Enjoy!

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