Oh pork belly, how I love thee.
Let me count the ways…
One, you are so cheap! Other trendy cuts like flank and skirt steak used to be cheap, but have skyrocketed recently due to their popularity. Not you.
Two, you are so easy to make! Add a couple flavorful ingredients, and into the oven. No messing around with searing before or shredding after. One temperature, 5 hours, remove from oven and eat.
Three, you are just so delicious!
There is also that whole thing about how you are bacon and pancetta, but we aren’t even gonna go there today.
Today I love you just the way you are…slow braised in these BBQ Pork Belly Tacos.
Make these and you’ll be in love too!
For the pork belly, a quick stir of taco seasoning, BBQ sauce, and beer is all you need for prep.
Clean up the bellies, removing the skin and bones.
Pour the sauce on top and pop them into the oven for 5 hours.
When they come out of the oven they look and smell amazing. Don’t burn yourself by trying to eat one right away! Let them cool about 15 to 20 minutes before chopping into large cubes.
These guys are right at home in a tortilla with some avocado and broccoli slaw.
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Dan Whalen has had a few affairs with different cuts of meat. He has been blogging for over four years at The Food in my Beard; check Dan’s Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!