Drool Worthy Pork Belly

I’m a serious fan of pulled pork, but spending hours slow cooking it isn’t always an option! This is a delicious way of cooking pork belly that will have it on your table in as little as 25 minutes!!

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My favourite way to have it is with some greens and sweet potato,
a great meal to enjoy mid-week!

This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo & Whole 30 Approved

6-8 Pork belly slices
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp smoked paprika
Pinch of coarse salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 180Β°c/356Β°F.
  2. Heat a large pan, dry until red hot.
  3. Place the pork belly face down on the pan and cook on high for about 5 mins minutes until the fat has begun to render.
  4. Sprinkle on the paprika, oregano and salt before sealing the pork on the remaining sides for a few seconds.
  5. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until tender and cooked through.

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  6. Remove from the oven and allow to rest while you prepare your side dishes.

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  7. Serve and enjoy!

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3 Comments on “Drool Worthy Pork Belly

  1. I live on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. When it comes to grocery shopping it can be a challenge. Not only are their times when even basic foods like tomatoes or celery are not available, food labeling is not the same as in the USA and Canada. So when it comes to pork bellies I wanted to know if the ingredients used to cure pork bellies are Whole30 compliant? The labels in our grocery stores on locally packaged items do not include the ingredients.
    Thank you in advance for you help.

    • Hi there Sue! I buy mine uncured so it is just pork belly cut there and then in my butchers. I know that they are usually cured in brine when you buy them in supermarkets which is a salt and water solution. I would recommend getting it straight from a butchers where you can ask all of the necessary questions to ensure it is compliant. I hope this helps, Nicola x

      • Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately on the small island where I live there are no local butchers.) You get what is in the grocery store or not at all πŸ™‚
        Just one of the sacrifices you make when you live on a rock!! πŸ™‚

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