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Homemade Meat Candy (Pork Belly Burnt Ends)

Homemade Meat Candy (Pork Belly Burnt Ends)

If anyone is interested, this at one point was a whole pork belly that I cubed up, smoked with rub and then tossed in butter, honey, brown sugar and bbq sauce. I put them back on the smoker to let the sauce set a bit and then unsuccessfully tried to stop popping them like they were skittles.

8lb Pork Belly skin removed
½ cup Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub
1 ½ sticks Butter sliced
½ cup Brown Sugar
¼ cup Honey
Pork Belly Burnt End Glaze
1 cup Killer Hogs The BBQ Sauce
¼ cup Apple Juice
¼ cup Apple Jelly
1 Tablespoon Frank’s Hot Sauce


Prepare charcoal smoker for indirect cooking at 250-275⁰. Add 2 chunks of Cherry Wood for smoke.
Remove pork belly from packaging and cube into 1 ½” x 1 ½” pieces.
Season all sides of the pork belly cubes with The BBQ Rub.
Arrange cubes onto a full size cooling rack and place on smoking grate.
Smoke pork belly for 2 – 2 ½ hours.
Place each Pork Belly Burnt End into an aluminum pan and cover with brown sugar and honey. Arrange butter in between the pork belly pieces.
Cover pan with aluminum foil and return to smoker for 1 ½ hours or until the pieces are tender.
Drain the liquid from the pan and add the Pork Belly Glaze to the burnt ends. Toss gently to coat each piece and return to the smoker to set the glaze for 5-10 minutes and serve.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?