BBQ Roasted Pork Belly with Orange, Beer and Spice

BBQ Roasted Pork Belly with Orange, Beer and Spice

Love the sound of a Winter BBQ? Well we've got you covered because this is our favourite!
Course Main Course


  • 2 kgs Pork Belly Skin on and boneless
  • 1 Onion Roughly Chopped
  • 4 Oranges (2 for pan, 2 for the juice)
  • 100 grams Ginger sliced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Halved
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 4 Star anise
  • 5 Bay leaves
  • Beer to cover base of pork belly (usually two beers needed)


  • Pre-heat your BBQ to high (approx. 250ºc).
  • For the pork, score the skin of the pork and sprinkle generously with salt.
  • Lay onions, 2 sliced oranges, ginger, garlic, spices, in a suitable roasting tray and place the pork on top.
  • Pour beer into the tray, being careful not to wet the pork skin. The liquid should come ¾ of the way up the pork, top up tray with water if necessary.
  • To cook the pork, place the tray in the centre of the BBQ, with the centre burners off and the side burners turned to medium, cook for 2hrs or until the pork is tender.
  • Remove the pork from the pan and place onto a tray, loosely cover with a clean cloth and allow to rest for 30 minutes before cutting and serving.
  • To serve, cut into sliced and serve with a spicy fruit chutney and your favourite Jus. It is easier to cut the pork into perfect slices when the pork is placed crackling side down on the chopping board.

Orange Juice

  • Grate zest and add juice of 2 oranges to a saucepan and reduce over a medium flame until syrupy.
  • Add Veal Jus (or preferred stock) and Simmer for 10 mins (or until sauce consistency).
  • Set aside and serve with Pork Belly.