This is a really tasty bite!  Pork Belly Pinchos are a favorite, they are salty, sweet, sticky and delicious, all at the same time.

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  • Course Small Bites
  • Cuisine Spanish
  • Keyword All-Seasons, Delicious, Do-Ahead, Flavor, For Foodies, Pork, Tapas
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 people 15 minutes 3.75 hours
Passive Time Total Time
3 hrs 45 min
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
8 people 15 minutes 3.75 hours
Passive Time Total Time
3 hrs 45 min
Select only center cut and ideally look for a cut that has at least 50% meat for an ideal small bite.
Degree of Difficulty
Moderately difficult
  • 1 1/2 lb pork belly
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup bourbon or whiskey
  • 4 tbspn ketchup
  • 2 tbspn soy sauce
  • 2 tbspn honey
  • 1 star anise or 3-4 whole cloves (optional)
Servings: people
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  1. Pre heat oven to 300°
  2. Season pork belly with kosher salt and black pepper. Pour 1/2 cup of bourbon and a star anise or cloves into a shallow roasting tin, cover tightly with aluminum foil, and bake in a 300° for 3 hours. Remove pork belly from oven, allow to cool for at least on hour. You can chill the pork for up to 2 days at this point.
  1. Pre Heat oven to 400°
  2. Remove pork from the tin and discard any of the pan juices. Using a small sharp knife, remove the rind from the meat, leaving a thin layer of fat.
  3. Cut the meat into 3/4" cubes and return to the tin. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until crisp and sizzling, turning regularly.
  1. Combine ketchup, soy sauce, honey and the remaining 1/2 cup of bourbon in a small sauce pan. Cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes or until thick and syrupy, remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.
  1. Pour the sauce over the pork and cook for another 10-15 minutes or until sizzling and sticky.
  1. Serve using sandwich picks,

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