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Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends With A Jalapeno Kick

Get your drool on with some Pork Belly Burnt Ends, the perfect appetizer or main course for this weekend’s cook…

And if you love a spicy kick then this recipe has got you covered…

You will need:

  • 1 Pork Belly (preferrably skin off)
  • BBQ rub
  • Butter
  • 2 Jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • BBQ sauce
  • Apple juice
  • Apple (or other fruit) butter/jelly
  • Hot Sauce

Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends With a Jalapeno Kick

Step One:

If your pork belly still has the skin on, remove it. Then cut the belly into 1.5″ x 1.5″ cubes.

Next, apply the BBQ rub to the cubes. To make things easier, you can use a ziploc bag: pour some rub in the bag, add some cubes, seal the bag and give it a shake. The cubes should have a thick, even coating of rub.

Place the cubed pork belly on some kind of rack to make transporting to/from the smoker easier. Smoke at 275° F for approximately 2½ hours.

Step Two:

Pull the pork burnt ends off the cooker and place it in a roasting pan. Add blocks of butter throughout the meat, plus the sliced jalapeno peppers. Spread the brown sugar and honey on top.

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and smoke for another 1½ hour.

Step Three:

While the meat is cooking, turn your attention to the glaze. Mix your favorite BBQ sauce, apple juice, apple butter/jelly and sauce. Again, to make things easier, you can add all the ingredients into a jar, close the lid and shake it up to mix the glaze evenly.

Once the burnt ends are done cooking from step #2, transfer them to a clean roasting pan and discard the juice. Add the glaze and mix. Place it back on the smoker (uncovered) for an additional 15 minutes.


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Jef Spencer

Pitmaster Jef Spencer is just a regular guy who loves smoking meat, BBQ and entertaining friends over a great meal and cocktail.Through years of experimentation on the grill and learning from other Pitmasters he has become known for turning out some great backyard meals.(When there is Smoke at Jef’s house, the neighbors like to peer over the fence and sometimes just come on over for dinner.)As an avid woodworker and garage shop tinkerer Jef has applied his skills to build his own custom smokers and BBQs to further his love of the grill.In the last few years he has been sharing his love of smoking meat, cocktails and backyard entertainment through his YouTube channel “Smoked Meat With Jef”, where anyone passionate about grilling up a meal can find “How To” videos, product reviews, tips and tricks to make their next BBQ experience better…. and sometimes more unique.
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