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maple bourbon pork belly burnt ends
Maple Bourbon Pork Belly Burnt Ends
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs 15 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 35 mins

Learn to make the most epic Maple Bourbon Pork Belly Burnt Ends! This recipe is smoky, sweet and savory all at the same time.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Maple Bourbon Pork Belly Burnt Ends
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1515 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
Pork Belly:
  • 2 lbs Pork Belly cubed
  • Maple Bourbon Seasoning or your favorite pork rub
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • Oil as needed
BBQ Sauce:
  • cup Cowboy Prairie Fire BBQ Sauce or your favorite bbq sauce
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Bourbon
  1. Start by lathering your cubed pork belly with oil then thoroughly season with my Maple Bourbon seasoning or your favorite pork rub. Set in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
  2. Using Cowboy Charcoal, fill one chimney full of coals, light and let preheat for your smoker for low heat (250F). Top with 1-2 Cowboy Hickory Pit Logs for added smoke flavor.
  3. Add your pork belly onto the smoker and cook for 2.5 hours. Once done, pull off and place in an aluminum foil pan & top with butter and brown sugar. Place back in the smoker for 1.5 hours or until they are 205F internal.
  4. Heat up your bbq sauce along with the maple syrup and bourbon. Simmer over low heat until thick (about 10 minutes).
  5. Lather your pork belly in bbq sauce, crank up the heat in the smoker and let caramelize for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Pork Belly Burnt Ends is ready, now pull out of the smoker and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Maple Bourbon Pork Belly Burnt Ends
Amount Per Serving (0.5 lbs)
Calories 1515 Calories from Fat 1233
% Daily Value*
Fat 137g211%
Saturated Fat 55g344%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 60g
Cholesterol 208mg69%
Sodium 476mg21%
Potassium 539mg15%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 601IU12%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.