Pepperoni stuffed pork belly

Cooking pork belly is the easiest thing to do. You can grill it or cook it all the way to pulled pork. It’s all good. It’s a very forgiving piece of meat.
But on the other hand, it isn’t the most flavorful piece of meat. So we’ve got a recipe to fix this. We made a Pepperoni stuffed pork belly.

Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Resting time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine smoked
Servings 4 people
Calories 346 kcal


  • 1 piece Half side of pork belly
  • 15 pieces sliced ham
  • 30 pieces sliced pepperoni
  • 300 grams Grated cheese

For the rub

  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano


  • Clean the pork belly and get rid of the bones and or cartilage. Or let your butcher take care of this.
  • Mix the ingredients for the rub and sprinkle an even layer on both sides of the meat.
  • Place the slices of ham on the inside of the pork belly, followed by pepperoni and grated cheese. Roll the pork belly up and tie it with some butchers twine.
  • Fire up your smoker with a temperature of 120°C/248°F and some smoke wood. Place the pork belly in the smoker till it reaches a core temperature of 65°C/149°F.
  • Take the pork belly out and let it rest for a couple of minutes before slicing into it.



Calories: 346kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 20gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 2310mgPotassium: 235mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2558IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 595mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Crispy, Pork belly, Smoked
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