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Bacon Inception: Pork Belly Burnt Ends

Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends are taken to another level using slab bacon wrapped in bacon then glazed in bq sauce.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine BBQ
Keyword Bacon Inception, Bacon wrapped bacon, Pork belly burnt ends
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 550kcal


  • Smoker
  • aluminum pans
  • baking rack



  • Start with about a 3 pound piece of Slab Bacon and cut into 1.5-2 inch cubes.
  • Wrap each cube with one sliced of bacon then season with your favorite dry rub. Used Big Poppa Smokers Sweet Money Rub which is fantastic for pork.
  • Once the Bacon wrapped bacon is seasoned place each cube on a baking rack then set in the smoker set at 250 degrees F for about 3 hours.
  • Once the bacon has a deep mahogany color remove the pork belly from the smoker and place in an aluminum pan then cover and return to the smoker for about 2 more hours until the pork belly is tender.
  • Glaze each cube of pork belly with BBQ sauce. I used a fantastic sauce from Utz Works 181 Competition Sauce.
  • Place the pork belly back on the smoker for 20-30 minutes until the sauce has candied up on the meat. Now you may taste what pork belly burnt ends on crack taste like. Pure Pork Perfection!!!


Portion size is 2-3 cubes depending on size.


Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1690mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg