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Slow Cooker Pork Belly Recipe
- Prep time: 30 Minutes
- Cook time: 6 Hours & 15 Minutes
- Total time: 6 Hours & 45 Minutes
- Serves: 4
- 1 l (1.1 qt) water
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp ginger
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp Shaoxing wine
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise
- 2 cardamom pods, crushed
- 2 tsp ginger
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 4 Tbsp Brown sugar
- 6 Tbsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- Add all the master stock ingredients into the slow cooker and stir slightly.
- Gently add the pork belly into the slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 6 hours.
- Remove the pork from the slow cooker and allow it to drain. Pat the pork dry with some paper towel.
- Place the pork under a grill with the fat side up and cook until the top is crispy. Keep an eye on it as it will burn quickly.
- Meanwhile, in a pot, mix the glaze ingredients and bring to the boil.
- Once the top of the pork belly is crispy, slice into serving size pieces and pour the glaze over the top.
- Serve & Enjoy.
- To ensure that this recipe is gluten-free, double check the soy sauce is gluten-free.
- You can freeze the master stock so that you can use it again in a future recipe. Make sure you remove any fat before freezing. It should last for roughly three months.
- Pan-frying is also an option if you don’t have a grill. Be careful as the pork tends to spit a lot when you fry it. Fry until the pork is golden brown and the fat has become crispy.
- For the best piece of pork belly, try sourcing it from your local butcher.
- Make sure you use a sharp knife for when you go to cut the pork. If it is blunt, then you could end up with some very deformed pieces of pork belly.
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