Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly

Get ready to elevate your BBQ game with my Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly recipe! This mouthwatering dish features juicy pork belly slices, grilled to perfection and served with a savory toasted sesame oil sauce. It’s incredibly easy to make, requires minimal prep, and guarantees a flavor-packed BBQ experience right in your own backyard. Let’s fire up the grill and indulge in this delicious Korean BBQ delight!

Korean style BBQ grilled pork belly, samgyeopsal-gui, served on a wooden plank with sesame oil dipping sauce.

Why I Love This Recipe

As someone who grew up eating Korean BBQ every weekend, I absolutely love this Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly recipe, or samgyeopsal-gui as it’s called in Korean! I made sure it’s effortless to prepare and brimming with authentic Korean flavors, highlighting the delightful simplicity of pork belly alongside a delicate salt and toasted sesame dipping sauce. What sets my version apart is the addition of black pepper and minced fresh garlic to the sauce, adding an extra layer of savory goodness!

Just like my popular Pan Seared Korean BBQ Brisket and Pan Fried Pork Belly, this recipe requires no marinating, all the flavor comes from the grill and the simple sauces. Perfect for anyone craving a taste of authentic Korean BBQ at home, this dish delivers juicy, tender pork belly dipped in a nutty sesame oil sauce with a hint of salt. If you’re looking for a foolproof and incredibly satisfying meal, look no further than this grilled pork belly dish!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Pork Belly – pork belly sliced into 1/2 inch thickness and 4 inch in length.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds – optional garnish.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil – 100% Toasted Sesame Oil that should have a dark brown color.  
  • Black Pepper – optional, ground.
  • Garlic – optional, freshly minced garlic.

🥓 Pork Belly Note

For easier slicing, Freeze the skinless pork belly for 20-30 Minutes before cutting into 1/2-inch thick, bite-sized pieces. This semi-frozen state makes slicing a breeze and ensures neat, uniform cuts.

Korean style BBQ grilled pork belly, samgyeopsal-gui, being picked up with a pair of chopsticks being dipped into a sesame oil dipping sauce.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • BBQ Grill

Directions

Step 1 Start by preparing your sesame dipping sauce. Simply mix toasted sesame oil, salt, and optional black pepper and minced garlic.

Sesame oil dipping sauce.

💡 Dipping Sauce Pro Tip

For a Traditional Samgyeopsal-Gui experience, stick to using only toasted sesame oil and salt in your dipping sauce.

Step 2 Next, slice your pork belly into bite-sized pieces and grill them at 350F for 4 to 6 minutes, making sure to flip them halfway through for even browning.

Pork belly being grilled on BBQ.

🔥 Grilling Pro Tip

For optimal grilling results, allow the Pork Belly to reach Room Temperature before placing it on the grill. This ensures more even cooking throughout the meat. Additionally, ensure that the Grill is properly Preheated before grilling to achieve the best flavor, char, and texture.

Step 3 Once off the grill, serve immediately alongside your prepared dipping sauce.

Korean style BBQ grilled pork belly served on a plate.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

For an appealing finishing touch, garnish your dish with Chopped Green Onions and Toasted Sesame Seeds.

Pairing Recommendations

To create a complete Korean BBQ feast, consider pairing this grilled pork belly with other delicious dishes like Korean BBQ Short Ribs Marinade, Korean BBQ Marinated Chicken, or Korean BBQ Garlic Pork Belly. Additionally, serve with your choice of rice, kimchi, and wraps such as green lettuce, rice paper, or radish wraps to complement the flavors and add freshness to your meal.

Korean style BBQ grilled pork belly, samgyeopsal-gui, being picked up with a pair of chopsticks being dipped into a sesame oil dipping sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of dipping sauce for this recipe?

Yes, you can also dip the pork belly in salt only.

Can I use frozen pork belly for this recipe?

Absolutely, frozen pork belly can be used, but ensure it thaws completely to room temperature before grilling. This step ensures even cooking and optimal flavor.

How long should I preheat the grill before cooking the pork belly?

To achieve the perfect grilling temperature, preheat your grill to around 350°F before cooking the pork belly. This ensures that the meat cooks evenly and develops a delicious char.

Can I make this recipe without a grill?

Yes, if you don't have access to a grill, you can still enjoy this dish by pan-frying the pork belly in an oil-coated skillet. However, grilling imparts the best flavor, so if possible, opt for grilling for the most authentic taste experience.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place the grilled pork belly and sesame dipping sauce in separate containers. The meat will stay fresh in the fridge for 3-5 days, while the sauce will last for 21-30 days.

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Korean style BBQ grilled pork belly, samgyeopsal-gui, being picked up with a pair of chopsticks being dipped into a sesame oil dipping sauce.

Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly

Discover the savory delight of Korean BBQ pork belly with my easy recipe. Enjoy tender grilled pork belly paired with a flavorful dipping sauce. Perfect for a Korean BBQ feast at home!
4.48 from 34 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: grilled pork belly, Korean BBQ pork belly, Korean pork belly, Korean pork belly recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 914kcal

Ingredients

Pork Belly

Sesame Oil Dipping Sauce (per serving)

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for Korean style BBQ grilled pork belly.
  • Cut pork belly into ~4 inch lengths and ~1/2 inch thickness and lay flat on cutting board. Sprinkle salt on both sides and set aside. Note - it's easier to slice meat more precisely if semi-frozen.
    Pork belly cut into slices.
  • Finely chop green onion stalk and set aside.
    Chopped green onions.
  • Combine 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil, salt and optional garlic and black pepper for the dipping sauce.
    Sesame oil dipping sauce.
  • Preheat grill on high until temp reaches ~350F. Once the grill is up to temperature, lower heat to medium-low and place pork belly on the grill. Close lid and cook for ~2-3 minute until browned. Flip pork bellies and repeat. Once cooked, transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve with sesame dipping sauce from step 4).
    Pork belly being grilled on BBQ.

Nutrition

Calories: 914kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 94g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 43g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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