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Pork Belly Bites with Coffee BBQ Sauce


  • 1 slab of pork belly, skin off (1-1.5 pounds)

  • BBQ seasoning of your choice (though I recommend my original BBQ rub)

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/2 diced red onion

  • 3 tbsp garlic pepper rub

  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1 cup brewed @deathwishcoffee

  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 additional tbsp BBQ rub of your choice

  • 2 tbsp honey


  1. Heat smoker to 250. While smoker comes to temp, cut pork belly into cubes no larger than 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches. Season cubed pork belly with BBQ rub of choice. Make sure each cube is coated. Heat pan to medium heat. Add onion and saute 3-5 mins on medium heat. Add in remaining ingredients. Simmer 10 minutes to reduce. Enjoy!

  2. Place pork belly cubes on smoker. Let them cook for 2 hours.

  3. While pork belly cooks, preheat small sauce pot to medium. Add in diced onion. Sautee 3-5 minutes. Add in 1 cup ketchup, 3 tbsp garlic pepper rub, 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of black coffee, ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp honey and 2 tablespoons of bbq rub of your choice. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 5 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool.

  4. After 4 hours, the bark on the pork belly should be set. Place pork belly into a foil pan, cover, and place back on the smoker for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove the lid from the foil pan and pour off the rendered fat. Coat pork belly bites in coffee bbq sauce. Place back on smoker uncovered for 30-45 minutes until pork belly is incredibly tender and the sauce has tacked up. 202 degrees internal is a sweet spot for me. Adjust to your liking and remember to rely on texture and feel.



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