Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly

Grilled Korean BBQ pork belly dipped in a savory sesame oil sauce made easily in the comfort of your own kitchen.  This Korean recipe also known as samgyeopsal-gui is a classic BBQ dish and a real crowd pleaser.

Skip the Korean BBQ restaurants and make this delicious grilled Korean BBQ pork belly dish at home!  It’s so easy, requires very little ingredients and is sure to satisfy your Korean BBQ cravings.

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

What is Korean style BBQ Grilled Pork Belly, Samgyeopsal-gui?

Korean style BBQ pork belly is thick fatty slices of pork belly that’s been grilled on a charcoal or gas grill.  It is usually not seasoned or marinated but instead, dipped in a flavorful sesame and salt dipping sauce that compliments the grilled pork belly perfectly.

What are the instructions prepare pork belly for Korean BBQ?

Take sliced pork belly and grill until nicely browed.  Top with chopped onions and dip in sesame garlic oil dipping sauce.

Best way to cook pork belly?

Cook on a charcoal or gas grill at 350 F with cover closed for about 2-3 minutes per side, but times may vary depending on the thickness.  You can also pan fry as well.

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

What side dishes go well with Korean grilled pork belly?

Any Korean side dishes, also known as banchan, will go perfectly.  You can make your own or you can purchase them.  Many Korean supermarkets will have pre-made banchan dishes such as the ones listed below.

  • Kimchi
  • Seasoned Bean Sprouts
  • Seasoned Garlic Spinach
  • Spicy Cucumber Salad
  • Spicy Radish Salad
  • Steamed Vegetables
  • Perilla Leaves for Wrap
  • Lettuce Leaf for Lettuce Wraps
  • Egg Pancake
  • Rice
  • Cauliflower Rice with Squeeze of Lemon Juice (healthier low carb option)

What is the nutrition information for Korean style grilled pork belly?

  • 914 Calories
  • 1g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Fiber
  • 16g Protein
  • 94g Fat
  • 112mg Cholesterol
  • 273mg Sodium
  • 325mg Potassium
  • 12mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron
  • 47ui Vitamin A
  • 1mg Vitamin C

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

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Now, let’s get making Korean BBQ Grilled Pork Belly recipe!

  • Prepping Time 10M
  • Cooking Time 5M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Pork Belly

  • 1 1/2 lb Slice of Pork Belly
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil (if pan frying)

Sesame Oil Dipping Sauce (per each dipping sauce serving)

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 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, 1/8 tsp black pepper and salt per serving of dipping sauce.

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5a) If pan frying, add 1 tbsp of Neutral Cooking 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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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

Grilled Korean BBQ pork belly dipped in a savory sesame oil sauce made easily in the comfort of your own kitchen. This Korean recipe also known as samgyeopsal-gui is a classic BBQ dish and a real crowd pleaser.
4.47 from 32 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: grilled pork belly, Korean BBQ pork belly, Samgyeopsal-gui
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
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Calories: 914kcal

Ingredients

Pork Belly

  • 1 1/2 lb Pork Belly
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil if pan frying

Sesame Oil Dipping Sauce (per each dipping sauce serving)

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 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, 1/8 tsp black pepper and salt per serving of dipping sauce.
  • A) If pan frying, add 1 tbsp of Netural Cooking 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: 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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