Fire-roasted Pork Belly

The juiciest pork belly you've ever eaten 😍

Total time: 240 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people

2 lb pork belly

Kosher salt

Bay leaf

Thyme leaves

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp celery salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

3 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp mustard

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey


Aluminum foil

Cast iron skillet

3 skewers

Step 1/5

Criss cross cut across the fat side of the pork belly making sure to not cut into the meat. Place two pieces of foil on top of each other, then place a layer of kosher salt in the center topped with a bay leaf and the thyme.

Step 2/5

Mix together the paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and celery salt. Place the rub on the meat side of the pork belly. Place the rub side down on the salt and herb bed. Fold the first layer of foil around the pork belly forming a boat. Then cover the entire thing with the second piece of foil

Step 3/5

Cover the bottom of the skillet with kosher salt. Place the pork belly packet on the salt then fill in the sides of the skillet around the pork belly with more kosher salt, so that only the top of the pork belly packet is exposed.

Step 4/5

Build a fire in your fireplace. Place the skillet next to the fire and cover the salt with hot embers. Let cook 4 hours, turning the skillet every 30 minutes. Remove the pork belly from the skillet and foil, leaving the salt in the skillet. Place the skewers into the side.

Step 5/5

Mix the remaining rub with ketchup, mustard, and 1 tbsp of Jack Daniel's. Brush the sauce on each side of the pork belly. Pour the Jack Daniel's over the remaining salt in the skillet, then use a lighter or blowtorch to light the whiskey on fire. Place a folded piece of foil in the middle of the flames, then the meat. Rotate the meat until the sauce is caramelized. Slice and enjoy!