Okay so before you think this picture is an entirely accurate depiction of what this pork belly will look like when it’s finished – I had to take it out of the oven to photograph because the sun was going down! It now gets dark around 5pm, and I put this in the oven around 3pm and it wasn’t done cooking, but I wanted to have a picture to share this awesome recipe with you guys!

So just know that in real life, the skin is way darker and crispier.

I know that there are a ton of recipes out there for pork belly. Most involve spices, scoring, starting at one temperature, changing to another and putting the pork belly in a steam bath. I don’t enjoy any of that. I like to keep my cooking as simple as possible.

Sometimes I do score the skin, other times I don’t. For this, I didn’t. And it was remarkably similar to when I do. I didn’t add any spices other than salt and pepper, I also rubber it down with a garlic clove once it finished cooking to impart a nice garlicky flavor, because garlic goes with everything. I knew I’d be using this for several different recipes with different flavor combos, so I didn’t want to use a predetermined set of spices that would have to influence whatever kind of dish I made with this.

I also bought this pork belly from a local farmer. It’s organic, soy-free and from pastured pigs. This is the only kind of pork belly I recommend purchasing.

Super Easy Pork Belly

Super Easy Pork Belly


  • 1.5 lb pork belly
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic clove


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add salt and pepper to the skin of the pork belly.
  3. Roast for two hours, or until cooked through. This will vary depending on the size of pork belly you get, so you can use a thermometer to determine internal temperature.
  4. Once done, rub with a garlic clove cut in half.
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