This delicious and Crispy Pork Belly Sandwich is piled high with a thick slice of perfectly crisp pork belly, an amazing sesame ginger slaw, & sriracha mayo! It packs so much great flavor and you can choose to either smoke or roast your pork belly. Either way, you are going to love this amazing sandwich!
The Best Pork Belly Sandwich
In our opinion, pork belly is definitely a top five food! It is so good! You might feel intimidated to make it yourself but it is actually very easy. For this sandwich, we have included instructions on how to easily make the pork belly on the smoker or you can roast it in the oven with this pork belly recipe. Then, you MUST top it with a simple sesame ginger slaw & a generous drizzle of sriracha mayo. This flavor combination is out of this world and we can’t wait for you to try it!
What You Will Need
- crispy pork belly slabs – after your pork belly is cooked, you can cut slices as thick or thin as you want.
- sesame ginger slaw – a simple slaw that is packed with flavor and the perfect topping for this sandwich.
- sriracha mayo – the perfect combo of siracha and mayonnaise – this compliments the slightly sweet slaw with just a hint of spice.
- hamburger buns – grab you favorite buns – regular or gluten-free. Sourdough bread or a baguette works good too!
- other add-ins: a little bit of lettuce would work, maybe some cilantro, cucumber or even some jalapenos for a bit of a kick.
Best Ways To Cook A Perfectly Crisp Pork Belly
We have included simple instructions for making the most amazing pork belly on the smoker or in your oven. Both cooking methods result in a perfectly, crisp pork belly. The oven method takes about half the time as the smoker so if you don’t have a smoker or are shorter on time you might want to opt for the oven. If you have a smoker and love that delicious smokey flavor, then you should definitely give the smoker a try.
Is Pork Belly The Same As Bacon
Pork Belly is essentially uncut slabs of bacon – so yes, they are same thing, just presented differently.
How To Make a Pork Belly Sandwich
Begin by mixing up your sesame ginger slaw so that the flavors can hangout for a bit before serving.
Cook up your pork belly in the smoker or oven.
Once it has finished cooking, slice it into thick slices.
Mix up your spicy mayo.
And now it is time to assemble the sandwich. We began by slathering a generous amount of spicy mayo on the bottom bun, then some slaw, and then the nice, thick slice of pork belly.
Add a little more of your toppings, as desired, and place the bun on top.
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Pork Belly Sandwich – a delicious pork belly sandwich recipe (smoked or roasted) with sesame ginger slaw + spicy mayo!
Crispy Pork Belly (see Notes for Smoked version):
- 1/2 – 1 lb pork belly slab
- 1 teaspoonkosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoonground black pepper
Sesame Ginger Slaw:
- 1 1/2 cups green cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped
- 1 cup carrots, julienned
- 1/2 cup green onion, sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari or coconut aminos)
- 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 teaspoon olive or avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 tablespoon siracha
- hamburger buns (regular or gluten-free)
Roasted Pork Belly:
- Place pork belly on a large plate and score, criss-crossed, on the fat side (being careful not to cut into the meat) and rub all over with kosher salt and pepper.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours (optional).
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Place pork belly in a large cast iron skillet (or other oven-safe pan), fat side up.
- Cook pork belly, middle rack and uncovered, for 50 minutes; baste halfway through.
- Drop temperature to 250 and cook for another 40-60 minutes. Feel free to baste one more time.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Combine Slaw ingredients in a medium bowl and mix.
- Combine Sauce ingredients in a small bowl; whisk to combine. Taste and add any additional soy sauce, ginger, lime juice, garlic, etc. as desired.
- Pour the Sauce over the Slaw and stir to combine.
- For best results, let sit for about 15-30 minutes, then serve.
- Combine mayo and siracha in a small bowl. Mix. Taste and add any additional siracha, as desired.
- Take a bun, cut in half, and spread some spicy mayo on the bottom along with a little slaw. Add a thick slice of or multiple thinner slices of pork belly and top with additional slaw. Cover bun on top. Enjoy!
- Smoked Pork Belly Sandwich: if you would prefer to smoke your pork belly here is a recipe for that!
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