Orange Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Orange Pork Belly Burnt Ends

These Orange Pork Belly Burnt Ends are the perfect Asian inspired BBQ dish that is sure to have your family and friends asking for more.  We took our traditional methods of smoking pork belly and paired it with a delicious Orange Sauce that is sweet, savory, and has a hint of spice!  We hope you enjoy these burnt ends as much as we do.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Ingredients & Supplies:

Pork Belly (2-3 lbs)

1 tsp kosher salt

½ tsp coarse black pepper

½ tsp garlic powder

1 disposable aluminum pan

½ cup orange juice (For Spritzing)

Green onions

Sesame seeds

Post oak wood splits/chunks

Orange Sauce Ingredients:

1 cup orange juice

½ cup white sugar

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tsp sesame oil

¼ tsp ginger powder

¼ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp red chili flakes

Zest of an orange


Step 1: Cut the pork belly into 1 ½ inch cubes. Combine salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a small bowl and season the pork belly cubes on all sides. Whisk together all the orange sauce ingredients in a medium size bowl and place in the refrigerator for later use.

Step 2: Heat your smoker up to 275 F.  Place the pork belly on the grill and check back every 45 minutes to spritz with orange juice until the pork belly starts to read an internal temp between 190 F – 200 F.

Step 3: Place the pork belly cubes in an aluminum pan and add the orange sauce mixture. Return the pan into the smoker maintaining 275 F.

Step 4: Once the orange sauce looks caramelized and the pork belly is probe tender it is time to pull from the smoker and let rest for 10 minutes. Top with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!