If you’re a fan of pork but looking for something different than a basic chop, you’re in for a treat with smoked pork belly recipes! Pork belly, that succulent, melt-in-your-mouth cut of meat is delicious in countless dishes from diverse cuisines, like Sticky Chilli Pork Belly or Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Pork Belly.

Whether you’re buying a slab from your local butcher or tackling it yourself, preparing pork belly will take your taste buds on a delicious journey. To get that perfect balance between the tender meat and the crispy skin, you need to slow-cook it to allow the fat to render out. From this list, my personal favorites are the Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites, Pork Belly Tacos, and Gua Bao.

If those don’t take your fancy, you can whip up some Caramelized Pork Belly, Pork Belly Ramen, or even give a spicy twist with the Korean-style Pork Belly. Whichever recipe you choose from this list, you’re sure to fall in love with the rich, savory flavors of smoked pork belly. These dishes are affordable, relatively easy to prepare, and packed with layers of flavor. So roll up your sleeves, fire up the stove, and let’s take a deep dive into the indulgent world of pork belly!

1. Korean Glazed Pork Belly

This dish delights with its aromatic, sweet and spicy flavors. The transformation of succulent pork belly with an irresistible Asian-inspired glaze creates an unforgettable taste sensation, guaranteed to leave your taste buds craving for more.

2. Smoked Pork Carnitas

The classic Mexican culinary treat is reimagined here with a smoky twist. Using tender, flavorsome pork belly at its heart, this reinvention is an absolute palate pleaser and a must-try for all food enthusiasts.

3. Pork Belly Bourbon Baked Beans

Imagine the earthy, wholesome flavor of beans meeting the rich and juicy pork belly, further enhanced by a punchy bourbon kick. This savory side dish promises to be the star at any barbecue gathering.

4. Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Here is a dish that adds a twist to a BBQ classic. Fatty pork belly meets smoky, sweet barbecue flavors, culminating in mouthwatering bite-sized delights that are perfect for any outdoor feast.

5. Double Smoked Pork Belly

With this dish, smoky flavor ascends to the next level. Succulent pork belly is twice smoked for an intensely flavorful, melt-in-your-mouth culinary experience that’s second to none.

6. BBQ Pork Belly

Juicy pork belly meets tangy barbecue sauce in this delectable recipe, offering a mix of smoky, sweet, and savory flavors. An instant crowd-pleaser, it embodies BBQ at its best and is perfect for those summer cookouts.

7. Smoked Pork Belly Slices

Discover a symphony of flavor and texture with these delicately smoked pork belly slices. Each piece carries a perfect balance of juiciness and a delectable smoky note that would make it the star of any dining occasion.

8. Smoked Pork Belly Bites

Discover a symphony of flavor and texture with these delicately smoked pork belly slices. Each piece carries a perfect balance of juiciness and a delectable smoky note that would make it the star of any dining occasion.

9. Honey Glazed Pork Belly

These bite-sized morsels of pork belly are smoked to perfection, capturing an irresistible blend of smoky, sweet, and savory flavors. They’re a crowd-pleasing appetizer that adds a touch of gourmet to your casual dining experience.

10. Big Green Egg Pork Belly

This dish offers a captivating combination of sweetness and savory flavors. Tender, succulent pork belly, glazed with a rich, sweet honey coating, delivers a taste that is truly divine, making every bite a memorable culinary delight.

11. Traeger Pork Belly

This recipe utilizes the unique capabilities of the Traeger grill to transform pork belly into an unforgettably smoky, flavorful treat. It’s a perfect example of simple ingredients creating exceptional taste.

12. Pork Belly Kabobs

These pork belly kabobs are the ultimate BBQ treat. Juicy, flavorful pieces of pork belly are skewered and grilled to perfection, creating a fun, flavorful and portable dish perfect for any summertime cookout.

13. Korean Burnt Ends Tacos

Brace yourself for a fusion taco that combines traditional Korean flavors with a Southwestern staple. The smoky burnt ends, loaded with spicy-sweet goodness, redefine the taco experience, making it a global culinary trip.

14. Gua Bao

Embark on a Taiwanese culinary journey with this steamed bun delight. The pork belly filling is savory and rich, perfectly complemented by the fluffy, slightly sweet buns. It’s an exciting contrast of textures and flavors that’s hard to resist.

15. Pork Belly Ramen

With a rich broth, tender noodles, and succulent slices of pork belly, this Ramen will transport your taste buds to the bustling streets of Japan. Every slurp promises comfort, depth, and a full-bodied umami experience.

16. Sticky Chinese Pork Belly

This Chinese-inspired dish is a balance of sticky sweetness and aromatic spices. The pork belly, rendered tender and layered with flavor, will have you savoring every bite and looking forward to the next.

17. Crispy Pork Belly

This recipe transforms pork belly into a masterpiece of crispiness on the outside, yet maintaining a juicy tenderness on the inside. The perfect textural contrast makes it a delightfully indulgent treat.

18. Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites

Utilizing the power of the air fryer, these pork belly bites achieve an enviable level of crispness. Paired with a rich and savory marinade, they are as mouthwateringly tasty as they are convenient to prepare.

19. Chinese Roast Pork Belly

Chinese culinary tradition shines in this roast pork belly recipe. The skin is crackling crisp, while the meat remains succulent and flavorful – a testament to the time-tested methods of roasting that turn simple ingredients into a dish of unforgettable taste.

20. Asian Slaw Pork Belly Tacos 

This taco recipe brings together tender pork belly and a zesty Asian slaw for a taste explosion. The rich, fatty pork is perfectly balanced by the slaw’s tang, creating a flavor pairing that’s both unexpected and absolutely delicious.

21. Pork Belly Sliders

These sliders are no ordinary mini sandwiches. The star is a generous serving of pork belly, rich and perfectly cooked, nestled inside fluffy buns. Every bite is a symphony of flavor that makes these sliders a must-try.

22. Thai Style Pork Belly Skewers

Enjoy the flavors of Thailand in these skewers. The pork belly, imbued with the vibrant, spicy, and sweet nuances of Thai cuisine, is a treat on a stick. Perfect for grilling season or whenever you crave an Asian-style BBQ experience.

23. Sticky Sesame Pork Belly

Enjoy the Asian fusion flavors in this dish where the succulent pork belly is coated in a sticky sesame glaze. The sweet and nutty finish makes every bite an unforgettable experience, perfect for an impressive dinner at home.

24. Honey Balsamic Slow Cooker Pork Belly

The slow cooker does all the work in this recipe, tenderizing the pork belly to perfection while infusing it with the sweet and tangy flavors of honey and balsamic. It’s a hands-off way to create a decadently tasty dish.

25. Sticky Chilli Pork Belly

With a sauce that perfectly blends sweet, spicy, and sticky, this pork belly dish is a treat for the senses. The chili adds a kick that balances the richness of the pork, while the stickiness promises a lip-smacking good time with every bite.

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The 25 Best Smoked Pork Belly Recipes

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