Pork Belly Recipes

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Pork belly recipes are ideal for a Sunday roast - crispy skin on the outside and perfectly tender meat in the middle, what's not to love!

Pork belly recipes are ideal for a Sunday roast or when you’re expecting friends round. Break through perfectly seasoned crackling to get to tender, melt-in-the-mouth meat, which everyone will love. Try our favourite pork belly recipes this weekend for a real treat.

This slow-roast pork belly with warm plum and port chutney recipe (pictured), which can be prepared ahead, makes a traditional pork belly roast full of rich flavours. The plum and port chutney is the perfect accompaniment as it has sweetness to it which cuts through the salty crackling. To make sure your crackling is even more perfect, leave the uncooked pork uncovered in the bottom of the fridge overnight to really dry the skin out.

Pork belly can be eaten with any side of your choice – whether you want roast potatoes, steamed veg or butter beans, you can take our recipes and make a wonderful Sunday roast with all the trimmings or choose a different side to make this a great dinner party dish.

Pork belly requires to be cooked for a long period of time, as it is a very fatty cut and the longer you roast it, the better as the fat has the chance to melt down and the meat becomes very tender. There’s no risk of it drying out like with other cuts, so this isn’t something you need to worry about. Just make sure you give it the time it needs – this isn’t really a midweek meal, especially if you get home late after work, as it really deserves a decent amount of time and also some prep, especially if you’re salting it.

If you’re feeding a family this is a great cut of meat for it, as it’s very cheap. It’s recently become very popular in a lot of recipes; so make the most of it with some of our best recipes.

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Roast Pork Belly with Sour Cherry Chutney

Roast Pork Belly with Sour Cherry Chutney

This roast belly pork with sour cherry chutney recipe (opens in new tab) tastes delicious but needs hardly any work. Pork belly is such good value too, making it ideal for Sunday lunch.

Slow-Cooked Jerk Pork Belly

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Slow-Cooked Jerk Pork Belly

The skin on this slow-cooked jerk pork belly is perfectly seasoned and wonderfully crispy. It really is a treat.

Slow-Roasted Pork Belly With Garlic and Sage

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Slow-Roasted Pork Belly With Garlic and Sage

For a really smart dinner recipe that you could easily serve to guests, try this slow-roast pork belly with garlic and sage.

Chinese Crispy Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel Sauce

Chinese Crispy Pork Belly with Chilli Caramel Sauce

The trendiest cut of meat at the moment, Chinese crispy pork belly with chilli caramel sauce recipe (opens in new tab) needs long, slow cooking but no attention and poaching removes much of the fat.

Crispy Pork Belly with Sage Butter Beans

Crispy Pork Belly with Sage Butter Beans

To get perfect crackling from this traditional British crispy belly pork with sage butter beans recipe (opens in new tab), use locally sourced meat every time.

Crispy Pork Belly with Dried Cranberry and Cherry Chutney

Crispy Pork Belly with Dried Cranberry and Cherry Chutney

Crispy pork belly with dried cranberry and cherry chutney is a real treat. Salty, crunchy pork belly goes great with sweet cranberry and cherry chutney. It's a divine combo.

Pork Belly with Greens, Olives and Capers

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Pork Belly with Greens, Olives and Capers

The meat in this pork belly with greens, olives and capers is so tender it melts in the mouth which makes it a delight to eat.

Spicy Jerk Pork Belly and Cannellini Bean Salad

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Spicy Jerk Pork Belly and Cannellini Bean Salad

This slow-cooked method allows the pork fat to render down, giving you melt-in-the-mouth meat, and the jerk marinade is just great, making this a perfect spicy jerk pork belly recipe. Looking for more pork recipes? Click here