Beer drenched pork belly slices roasted then flame grilled

Barbecued Beer Drenched Pork Belly Slices

Barbecued Beer Drenched Pork Belly Slices – taking all the fear out of cooking meat on the barbecue, roast in advance and cook over campfire later. 

Beer drenched pork belly slices roasted then flame grilled

If you are a little nervous about cooking a large joint of meat on the barbecue or firepit then this recipe will dispel those nerves.  I cheated and cooked it at home first then finished off on the firepit later on the beach.  I don’t really see it as cheating but it did mean that I didn’t have to nurse our dinner along for most of the day to get that tender, juicy meat that you can cut with a spoon instead I could lark about with the rest of my people.  All worries of undercooking dispersed. 

Beach Hut Set Up. Cooking on the beach with blanket and cushions to relax on while dinner cooks

Beer drenched pork belly slices roasted then flame grilled on the barbecue

Having all four of us in one place for any length of time is rare and even more so as our boys get older so chatting, giggling and splashing around in the dingy won over poking, prodding and watching the dinner cook on repeat. 

You don’t even have to wait for the coals to get to preferred temperature; you can just as easily go from crazy hot stage as you are only warming and cooking off the alcohol in the beer glaze. 

Beer drenched pork belly slices roasted then flame grilled

The long slow precooking stage can even happen the night before then cover and keep in the fridge until needed.  Pork Belly is a very forgiving joint and can handle this type of neglectful selfish cooking.  Serve with griddled asparagus and new potatoes, these can even served cold and cooked in advanced or even cut up and fried off in the sticky beer glaze juices – why didn’t I think of that at the time! 

Beer drenched pork belly slices roasted then flame grilled

Barbecued Beer Drenched Pork Belly Slices
Serves 6
Beer marinated pork belly roasted then sliced and barbecued in a sticky beer glaze. Rich and juicy and none of the hassle of guessing if it's cooked yet.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 – 1.5k boneless pork belly
  2. 400ml beer, any will do but something like a Pale Ale work best
  3. 2 teaspoon dried sage
  4. 4 fat garlic cloves, bashed
  5. Black pepper and sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place the pork belly in a deep roasting tray along with 2/3rds of the beer, sage and garlic cloves, skin side up, cover and place in the fridge for a good 2 hours to marinate.
  2. Remove from the fridge cook in the oven 140C/275F/Gas Mark 1 for 60 to 90 minutes. Allow to cool and if cooking later place in the fridge.
  3. Once cool or from cold, slice into thick slices and place in a hot pan to brown on each side. Once on its last side add the remaining beer and let it bubble away for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow it to rest, which gives you perfect time to griddle your veg.
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Perhaps this would also taste cooked marinated and cooked in cider?  Doesn’t that sound delicious.  

See my Chicken Wrap recipe is another prepared in advance and easy to cook beach cooking recipe.  

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37 Comments

  • Reply Cathy Glynn 28th July 2017 at 6:48 am

    These sound perfect and so tasty, where better to enjoy good food than the beach x

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:02 am

      Thanks Cathy. Yes, that beach calls me most days x

  • Reply Clair 28th July 2017 at 10:35 am

    Oh these sound and look delish! I love the idea of a beach bbq too!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:02 am

      Oh yes Clair, beach bbqs are just the best! Elinor x

  • Reply Claire 28th July 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Whoo these look and sound tasty. How cool to bbq on the beach. I wish we lived near the sea 🙂

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Claire, I have to say by the sea is the best place we lived. I just couldn’t move away now. Elinor x

  • Reply Musings of a tired mummy...zzz... 28th July 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Great idea to cook in advance and then finish on the BBQ so no fear of being undercooked but still gets the smoky tatste

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:04 am

      Yes, plus no one wants to be feeling unsure whether it’s cooked or not! Hate that moment! Elinor x

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus 29th July 2017 at 12:10 pm

    I like the idea of cooking food in beer, I bet that would give BBQ food a delicious and unique taste. Great advice on how to cook in advance x

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Ana, maybe next time I might try with cider. Any excuse for another bbq! Elinor x

  • Reply Emma 30th July 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I’m definitely going to give this a try… what a great lunch to have at the beach.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:05 am

      Thanks Emma! Elinor x

  • Reply Kerri 31st July 2017 at 5:58 am

    Wow this sounds beautiful and right up my street! No better place to enjoy great food, and to top it off with great company!! X

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thanks Kerri, need more time with our grown up kids. Everything is always rushed and staggered. Love being with them. Elinor x

  • Reply Rhi 31st July 2017 at 7:46 am

    That looks lush! Pork belly is one of my favourite barbecue foods so I might definitely going to give this a try, maybe in the oven given the weather Wales is having at the moment.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:06 am

      Fingers crossed we get our summer back! Elinor x

  • Reply Kara 31st July 2017 at 10:25 am

    OMG, these look amazing. I bet the smell is mouth-watering

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:07 am

      Thanks Kara. Yes it was delicious all round. My boys have requested this again! Elinor x

  • Reply Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs 31st July 2017 at 5:39 pm

    BBQ, Beach and beer in one go. That’s pretty awesome.
    (Hubby helping out)

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:09 am

      We are a family that’s All-Hands-On-Deck type of people. Kids love the fire when it’s on the go. Elinor x

  • Reply Kat @ Frau Naish 31st July 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Oh my word! That looks and sounds incredible. Consider this bookmarked. We are big BBQ fans in this house and are well aware of the pork/beer combo. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:11 am

      It’s a great dish to cook entirely at home if the weather doesn’t allow bbq-ing. Elinor x

  • Reply Stephanie 31st July 2017 at 10:28 pm

    What a great idea, your little beach area looks so cosy. Beer, pork and beach = perfect!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:12 am

      Thanks Stephanie. We love our beach hut spot and spend a crazy amount of time there. Elinor x

  • Reply Michelle Kellogg 1st August 2017 at 2:29 am

    I love cooking on the grill in the summer time! That meat looks really delicious too! Now I want to have a beach cookout:)

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:13 am

      Thanks Michelle. I love a bit of beach time and if I can cook there then I am doubly happy! Elinor x

  • Reply Jenni 1st August 2017 at 7:55 am

    Oh my goodness, that looks and sounds really yummy! I love the cosy little corner you’ve created on the beach.

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 1st August 2017 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Jenni, we love our beach hut and making it cosy is one of my favourite things to do! Elinor x

  • Reply Gingey Bites 1st August 2017 at 5:47 pm

    How lovely! This is exactly the kind of thing I’d like to eat on a beach! Great idea to cook the meat through too!

  • Reply Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie 1st August 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Fab idea – I love the idea of getting ahead so you can enjoy your day on the beach and not have to constantly worry about the food. Slow cooked pork is one of my all time FAVES – and add a sticky beer glaze into the mix and I am there!! Thanks for linking it up to #CookBlogShare 🙂 Eb x

  • Reply Sarah Burns 1st August 2017 at 8:12 pm

    my husband would love this. have emailed to him to try

  • Reply Otilia 2nd August 2017 at 8:55 am

    Yum! I am not one for pork but that looks good!

  • Reply London Mumma 5th August 2017 at 2:17 am

    This looks so good and it is super creative I wouldn’t of thought to use beer before.

  • Reply Jacqui - Recipes Made Easy 7th August 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Sound delish and I know my two grown boys would be very happy if I were to make it for them. So I guess I shall have too. I like the sound of it so much I am going to include it in my round up for this weeks #CookBlogShare linky

  • Reply Midge @ Peachicks' Bakery 12th August 2017 at 1:17 pm

    This sounds yummy! I am pretty sure hubby would love this & with his birthday coming up I will definitely give it a go!

  • Reply Kavey Favelle 25th August 2017 at 2:50 pm

    This looks like a great way to both add flavour and to keep the pork belly really moist as it cooks. Looks so good!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 25th August 2017 at 3:39 pm

      Thanks. You’re right those slices were deliciously tender and moist. I need to do this again! Elinor x

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