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Pork Belly Burnt Ends

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May
25
2020

Making burnt ends out of brisket has been common for some time now. They are delicious in their own right but personally I think making them with pork belly is even better. These sweet and fatty cubes of belly is like eating candy. So good.

  • Cube up the pork belly into approximately 1″x1″ cubes (mine are slightly larger, oops)
  • Season the cubes with your rub of choice. In this case I used my pork rub with a little coarse pepper added.
  • Slice off the extra thick bit of fat on the fatty side (optional)
  • Setup smoker to smoke at 265° – 280°
  • Smoke the cubes with the fat side up for approximately 3 hours
  • Every 30-45 minutes, spritz with some liquid. In this case I used:
    • Apple juice
    • Apple cider vinegar
    • Bourbon
  • Once they reach an internal temp of 190°-195°, add to foil pan
  • Toss with bbq sauce and put back in smoker for 1 hour. In this case I used:
    • Kinder’s bbq sauce
    • Brown Sugar
    • Garlic Powder
    • Bourbon

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