Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends are like little pieces of candy MADE OF BACON!!! They're sweet, savory, salty morsels of heaven! They're also a lot easier than you think - I made them on my Traeger Grill and they melt in your mouth!
Remove the silver skin from the pork belly using a boning knife. You'll see some of the fatty skin is very thin with a silvery shine to it. Slice and pull off to remove. This doesn't cook down and stays a bit tough so it's best to remove it.
Slice pork belly COLD into 1" cubes
Place pork belly cubes in a large bowl and toss with bbq seasoning rub. Heavily coat all sides.
Let rest for 15 minutes so seasoning adheres to belly bites
Preheat Traeger to 250 and be sure you have enough pellets in the smoker. I recommend Cherry or Hickory for this recipe.
Place pork belly bites on oven-safe racks fat side up. For 3 lbs I used two racks. Place racks onto the Traeger - preferably on the top rack if it's large enough.
Smoke for two hours. Check the temp with your meat thermometer and remove when the bites are 200 degrees.
Move bites to a grill skillet or disposable aluminum pan. Toss with bbq sauce so they are lightly coated. You don't want them to be sitting in sauce.
Place pan back in grill for 15 minutes and then remove and eat!