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How To Make Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burnt ends, Pork


  • Pork Belly 9 lbs.
  • 1.5 Cups Sweet Rub
  • 2 Cups Sweet BBQ Sauce
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • ¼ Cup Apple Juice or Apple Cider


  1. Preheat smoker to 250 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Cube Pork Belly into 1”x1” cubes
  3. Season cubes liberally with your favorite sweet rub
  4. Place cubes fat side down on wire rack and place in smoker
  5. Spritz with Apple Juice every 30-45 min or if pork looks dry
  6. Cook until internal temp reaches 190 degrees F
  7. Remove pork belly at 190 degrees F and season again with sweet rub
  8. Pour 1 Cup sweet BBQ sauce, several pats of butter and ¼ C honey and toss evenly
  9. Place back in smoker for 1 hour or until sauce tightens and caramelizes
  10. Let cool for 15 minutes

Recipe Notes

Tools Used: Traeger Timberline 1300 Small Grid Wire Rack Cookie Sheet Sharp Knife and Cutting Board 2 Medium Size Aluminum Pans