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Pork belly burnt ends in a white bowl

Spicy Pork Belly Burnt Ends

If you've ever wondered how to smoke pork belly burnt ends, look no further than this Spicy Pork Belly Burnt Ends recipe!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author Jacqueline


  • 1/3 cup BBQ seasoning rub
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 3 lb pork belly skin removed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick 8 tablespoons butter, cubed 
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup banana pepper rings 
  • 3 tablespoons banana pepper ring juice


  • Put the pork belly in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, to aid in cuttingCut the pork belly into 1" x 1" cubes. 
  • Season liberally with BBQ rub and cayenne on all sides, Place burnt ends on a cooling rack, leaving space between each piece. 
  • Heat smoker to 250F. Add cooling rack of pork belly pieces to smoker and cook for 2 hours.
  • Transfer pork to a disposable aluminum pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar, honey, butter, banana pepper rings and and banana pepper juice. Cover with foil and return to smoker for an additional 2 hours. When pork reaches a temperature of 208-212, burnt ends are done. 
  • Remove from pan and brush with sauce of choice, if desired. Place back on a cooling rack for an additional 10 minutes to set the sauce.