Pork Belly With Apple Cider Gravy

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • one hour and 15 minutes
  • 6 servings

Here’s an interesting approach of a pork belly recipe! Try marinating it with chili flakes, thyme, honey and beer, then fry it in a skillet, and bake it in the oven. The outside will be nice and crispy and the inside will be soft and tender. And to make things perfect, we’ve made a delicious apple cider gravy, just waiting to be tried out!

Ingredients Needed for Pork Belly With Apple Cider Gravy

2 pounds of pork belly
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
chili flakes
thyme
salt
pepper
1 cup beer
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup cider
1 cup apple juice
⅔ cup heavy cream
¼ cup cognac

How to Cook Pork Belly With Apple Cider Gravy

  1. Preheat the oven to 360°F/180°C.
  2. Use a knife and make superficial cuts on the fat side of the pork belly.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the pork belly skin side down. Cook it for about 5 minutes per side. When ready, place it skin side up into an oven tray. Season it with chili flakes, fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Pour the beer over it and drizzle with honey. Cook the pork belly for the next hour.
  4. In order to make the sauce, heat a skillet on medium heat. Add the cider and the apple juice and let them bubble for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the heavy cream and give everything a good stir. Let the mixture gently simmer. Add pepper and cognac.
  5. Leave the sauce on low heat for the next 5 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Remove from the heat.
  6. Serve the pork belly with the apple cider gravy.

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