Slow cooker pork belly

Slow cooker pork belly

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 4 hrs, 20 mins


Serves 6

Treat yourself to tender, melt-in-the-mouth slow cooker pork belly. Serve in a warming broth or with seasonal vegetables, apple sauce and gravy

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal540
  • fat40g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein39g
  • salt3.15g
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  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • thumb-sized piece root ginger, finely grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 tsp flaky sea salt
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 - 1.2kg pork belly, cut into 3 long strips, rind trimmed but fat left on
  • 2 onions, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…


  1. Mix together the garlic, ginger, salt and soy sauce then rub the mixture all over the pork belly. Put the sliced onion into the bottom of your slow cooker and place the pork belly pieces on top. Cook on high for 4 hours.

  2. Carefully take the pieces of pork belly out of the slow cooker then transfer them to a non-stick frying pan with a good spoonful of the cooking juices, turning occasionally. Let sizzle away on a high heat until all the sides are browned and the liquid has evaporated. Slice or cut into wedges and serve with mashed potato, steamed green vegetables and a gravy made with the cooking juices. Alternatively use in a ramen noodle broth, bao buns or in your own recipe.

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tillyfloss80's picture
5th Jul, 2020
Melt in the mouth and delicious. Followed the recipe, except didn’t have any ginger! Didn’t end up with much juice so just added some boiling water, a bit of vegetable seasoning, splash of Worcestershire sauce and reduced down. Definitely worth making again.
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Retief Ueckermann
6th Jan, 2020
"Put the sliced onion into the bottom of your slow cooker and place the pork belly pieces on top. Cook on high for 4 hours." You don't say what type of juice and how much you need to put in the slow cooker, or do you cook it "dry" ? I am a novice, so be more specific.
12th Nov, 2017
Really tasty. Only my second time cooking belly pork and this will definitely be a keeper
11th Jun, 2017
Thank you for this marvellous recipe. The meat is very tender and delicious.
mark stirton
26th Mar, 2017
Very tasty and will definitely be using this recipe again. The pork just fell apart and was full of flavour.
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Matt Ester
29th Apr, 2020
What’s the flour for?
Esther_Deputyfoodeditor's picture
30th Apr, 2020
Hey, Esther from the food team here! we apologise, thats a typo and we'll get that removed. thanks for your question!
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