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Pork Belly Burnt Ends and Pieces Recipe

Visiting your favorite barbecue joint and ordering up their burnt ends and pieces is a great way to get an intense burst of their flavors. Not all places offer it, because it is usually only from brisket, and that means there is a very limited amount available. Sometimes it can even get too well done and not be as enjoyable as we might like.
Enter smoked pork belly burnt ends and pieces. Pork Belly, from bacon on down, is a gift that keeps on giving. This variation is going to be one of the favorites among your guests and family. Even better, it shows how a rub and a barbecue sauce can be complimentary flavors when made to go together like our Memphis Rub and Memphis Barbecue sauce.
Prep Time 7 hrs
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Smoker
  • Aluminum foil
  • Bowl
  • aluminum pan


  • 3-4 pounds skinless pork belly
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup memphis Rub
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 cup memphis Barbecue Sauce


  • Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees.
  • Cut into one inch cubes and put in a bowl; 3-4 pounds of skinless pork belly
    raw Pork Belly burnt ends cubes
  • Drizzle with, and stir until well coated; 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Add and toss or mix by hand until coated; ½ cup Memphis Rub
    seasoning Pork Belly burnt ends raw cubes
  • Place the seasoned cubes on wire racks, and then place those on your smoker’s racks. Although you can certainly place the cubes directly in the smoker if that is easier for you
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  • Close and cook for 3 hours.
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  • Mix together in a bowl; 4 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, 1 cup Memphis Barbecue Sauce
  • Pull the cubes from the smoker and toss in the sauce and transfer to a pan. We recommend using a disposable aluminum pan for easy clean up or lining with parchment.
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  • Cover with aluminum foil and place on smoker for 60 minutes.
  • Remove the foil, stir, and continue cooking for another 30 minutes, or until a toothpick slides easily into the meat.
    cooked Pork Belly burnt ends cubes in sauce 1
  • Serve as an appetizer, in a bun, on top of nachos, or just as a delicious rich meal.
    served Pork Belly burnt ends with slaw
Keyword brikset