Slow cooked pork belly


April 29, 2017

Slow cooked pork belly 5 0 5 14

Crispy skin pork belly what more can I say ... apart from YUM!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • 10 mins

    4 hrs

    4 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 3-4 ppl


1x pork belly

1/4 cup chicken stock

1tbs oil



1Leave your pork belly in the fridge uncovered for at least an hour. (This helps to get the skin nice and crispy)

2Rub the skin with oil and a generous amount of salt.

3Pour the stock into the slow cooker and then carefully sit the pork belly on top.

4Close the lid and slow cook for 4 hours on low.

5At the 3 1/2 hour mark turn your oven on to Maximum heat (approx 240 fan forced)

6When your pork has been cooking for the full 4 hours take it out of the slow cooker and transfer it onto an oven tray rub a little more oil into the skin and more salt then place into your oven and cook until it's nice and crispy this took 25 mins for mine.

7Please read my notes on how to use the lovely stock left in your slow cooker for apple sauce and pork gravy.

Apple sauce

1With the stock that's in your slow cooker reserve about 6 tablespoons for your Apple sauce (if your making it) it helps take out some of the sweetness. I used a jar of apple sauce poured it into a saucepan and added 1tsp butter, salt, pepper, stock and a pinch of thyme and it was perfect.

Pork gravy

1With the remainder of the stock leave it in your slow cooker but turn your slow cooker onto high.

2In a cup put two tablespoons of your favourite gravy powder (I used roast meat flavoured gravox powder) then add 1 cup of boiling water. Mix well then pour it into your slow cooker. Add one more tablespoon of powder directly to the slow cooker and give it another good mix.

3Pop the lid on and leave for at least 10-15 minutes. I got the gravy ready before I put my pork into the oven and it was perfect by the time my pork was ready to come out.

Submitted by Jarrah King


28 Reviews


September 9, 2020

Fantastic! Tried this tonight and it was amazing.
Ended up doing 20 in the oven on full, then 10 mins with the grill on.

Deb Bennett

April 5, 2020

Beautiful! Only change I made was I rested pork on veggies then transferred all to airfryer for half an hour.


October 24, 2019

My partner and I use this recipe and the other (Slow cooked crispy skinned pork belly) all the time now. Fantastic, never had a fail. I tend to prefer this one with the stock but only just. We now get pork belly from our Asian shop, as their bellies have more meat and less fat.

Cheryl Ellem

September 22, 2019

I made this last night, it was sooo good.

Petra Koetz

August 8, 2019

Thank you I loved it


July 17, 2019

Turned out perfect!
I had to cook the pork in the oven for an extra ten minutes though to get the crackle crispy the entire way through (had just over a kilo of pork)

But the pork was perfectly cooked still.


July 10, 2019

I always use this method, I just donโ€™t add salt into the pork until the end otherwise the gravy is to salty and I place it under the grill and not oven cooked, perfect crackle in 15 minutes ๐Ÿ™‚

Phil B

February 4, 2019

I think i must have had a different piece of meat to the people raving about this method…..followed the instructions to the letter and was very disappointed with the result…..soggy “crackling” which was the most important element.


February 2, 2019

SOOO GOOD!!! I only had 500g of pork, but went 4 hours and then 30 at high, before 30 in oven…crackling=perfect…pork=pulled apart/melt in your mouth


December 19, 2018

Omg! This was so good. So easy!

I put the pork in my airfryer to finish the crackle. Only took 10mins!

I made the gravy and that was fantastic turned out amazing!!


September 9, 2018

BEST PORK BELLY RECIPE EVER! Plates licked clean at the end! Will DEFINITELY make this again!


July 1, 2018

Whatโ€™s size pork belly.

Sharon Hartley

June 7, 2018

I made this last to recipe last night. It took about 35 minutes for my crackle to crackle and the meat was still beautiful and mount in your mouth. I was worried it may of dried it out but, no.


February 1, 2018

Yummo! Turned out great! I canโ€™t wait to make it again!


January 8, 2018

Put sliced onions in slow cooker when finished put onions through fine sieve and made gravy how scummy will do belly pork like this from now on

Vanessa Bromley

December 24, 2017

I have a slow cooker that only has a high function so do I half the cooking time?


October 21, 2017

Headline says slow cooker crispy pork belly, except the crispy part happens in an oven. Me, I have no oven and depend on my slow cooker only so often i click on a recipe and then im disappointed to find out another appliance is required.

Carolyn Cobby

September 4, 2017

That was amazing we all loved it, crackle was superb, simple recipe to follow. I just strained the juices in the cooker into a pot added a 250 g jar of apple sauce and thickened with flour and it tasted amazing.


August 28, 2017

Do you cook it fat side up or down and you turn your oven all the way up to max temp!

Tracey Thorpe

August 22, 2017

Yum yum yum!!!!
Easy as.

Sounds like it needed to be hotter in your oven? I find that’s usually the key to crackle ๐Ÿ™‚


August 20, 2017

The meat was beautifully cooked, however my skin didn’t crisp ๐Ÿ™
Also made gravy out of the juices, absolutely delicious!!

Kelly Fitzgerald

August 17, 2017

So tender just amazing ๐Ÿ˜ Simple but beautiful meal

Hard to know what ‘small’ means but I still wouldn’t go much below the 4hrs stated in recipe to cook it through

Helen Rose

July 4, 2017

Hi i am making this today but i only have a small piece of pork belly how long would i reduce the cooking to thanks


May 4, 2017

Fantastic recipe – loved it!! And so simple to make.


May 2, 2017

Absolutely loved it, simple and easy to make. With satisfying result’s.

Andria Bencich

April 30, 2017

Absolutely love this recipe! So easy to follow. I used Pork leg and it worked perfectly. Thanks so much Jarrah! ๐Ÿ˜

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