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Smoked BBQ Pork Belly

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Author Jacqueline


  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3-4 lbs skinless pork belly
  • 1 1/2 cups bbq sauce


  • Trim the pork belly- remove the skin from pork belly, if still attached. Trim the top fat cap to 1/4-1/2" thickness.
  • Create the dry rub- in a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, oregano, chili powder, paprika, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne. Rub the pork belly generously, top and bottom.
  • Heat the smoker to 225F. Add the pork belly to the smoker, close the lid and cook for approximately 8 hours, until internal temperature reaches 190F. 
  • Increase the temperature to 450. Baste both sides with barbecue sauce and caramelize lightly for 10 minutes, turning once halfway through. 
  • Remove from smoker and rest for 10 minutes. Slice into strips approximately 1/2" thick and serve hot.