Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly

Our newest entry to our Keto Korean BBQ series is the traditional Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly known as Samgyeopsal-gui.

This recipe goes perfectly with our Korean BBQ Garlic Marinated Pork Belly recipe as it shares the same meats, ingredients and is very easy to make.

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You may have already noticed that we have a lot of pork belly recipes.  So why do we love pork belly so much you might ask?

Well, it’s a fatty meat which we happen to be a fan of, and not only is it fatty but it’s the perfect ratio between the fat and lean meat in pork belly that makes it such a delicious and desired cut of meat!

The meat actually requires virtually no prep work or marinating because it’s all about the sauce for this dish!

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The sauce we pair this meat with is a very simple sesame oil sauce, but don’t let that fool you from how amazing the pairing tastes!

This recipe has been around for a very long time in Korean tradition and for good reason!  It’s simple, easy and absolutely delicious!

We definitely recommend adding this dish to your next BBQ party and making it a Keto Korean BBQ FEAST in your own backyard!

You can pan fry the meat but we strongly recommend cooking this on the BBQ to get that extra smoke flavor infused into the meat.

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Pair those flavors with the sesame oil dipping sauce and you’ll have yourself a flavor profile that really highlights the delicious and delicate characteristics of pork belly and sesame.

For this dish, the only special ingredients you would need are Sesame Oil and Toasted Sesame Seeds.  Both can be picked up on Amazon or a local Asian supermarket.

Note – make sure you pick up 100% Sesame Oil and not the blended type as the flavors on those are heavily diluted.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 10M

Cooking Time 5M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/Serv ~1g

Servings 1-2

Ingredients

Pork Belly

  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly (the Costco one is about 10″ in length)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil (if pan frying)

Sesame Oil Dipping Sauce (per each dipping sauce serving)

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Garlic Clove

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) 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.

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3) Finely chop green onion stalk and set aside.

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4) Finely mince 1/2 clove of garlic.  Combine minced garlic with 1 tbsp Sesame Oil and 1/8 tsp black pepper per serving of dipping sauce.

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5a) If pan frying, add 1 tbsp of Sesame Oil to a large Teflon frying pan and bring up to temperature on high, should take around 1-2 minutes.  Once up to temp, reduce to medium heat, transfer pork belly and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side until nicely browned.  Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds.  Serve with sesame dipping sauce from step 4).

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5b) Preheat grill on high until temp reaches ~350F.  Once the grill is up to temp, 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).

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Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly!

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Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly. Enjoy this delicious BBQ at only ~1g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.

4.19 from 11 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: keto korean bbq, keto Korean sesame sauce, low carb korean bbq, low carb Korean sesame sauce, Samgyeopsal-gui, Samgyeopsal-gui sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
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Calories: 3779kcal

Ingredients

Pork Belly

  • 1 1/2 lb Pork Belly the Costco one is about 10″ in length
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil if pan frying

Sesame Oil Dipping Sauce (per each dipping sauce serving)

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Clove Garlic

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • 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.
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  • Finely chop green onion stalk and set aside.
  • Finely mince 1/2 clove of garlic. Combine minced garlic with 1 tbsp Sesame Oil and 1/8 tsp black pepper per serving of dipping sauce.
  • A) If pan frying, add 1 tbsp of Sesame Oil to a large Teflon frying pan and bring up to temperature on high, should take around 1-2 minutes. Once up to temp, reduce to medium heat, transfer pork belly and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side until nicely browned. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds. Serve with sesame dipping sauce from step 4).
    B) Preheat grill on high until temp reaches ~350Once the grill is up to temp, 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).
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Nutrition

Calories: 3779kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 64g | Fat: 389g | Saturated Fat: 136g | Cholesterol: 490mg | Sodium: 801mg | Potassium: 1259mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 4mg

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