Man, I love pork belly.

So when I recently saw a slab of it sitting on the shelf at our grocery store, I knew it had to go home with me.

Which is the one and only reason why we’re making PBLTs today.

Miso Marinated Pork Belly, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwiches to be exact.

And don’t worry about all the pork belly leftovers. They’ll come in handy when you make our Pork Belly Rice Vermicelli Bowl.

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Ingredients

  • Pork belly
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white miso
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sourdough bread, toasted
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Butter lettuce
  • Mayo

Instructions

Step 1

Cut your pork belly into 2 inch chunks.

Step 2

Heat a small glug of olive oil in a pan over medium heat.

Sear pork until both sides are golden.

Remove pork from pan and set aside.

Step 3

Add garlic, ginger, brown sugar, water, soy sauce and miso to the pan.

Stir until incorporated and bring to a simmer.

Step 4

Add the pork belly back to the pan.

Cover and simmer on low for about 2 hours, or until tender.

Remove lid from pan for the last 5 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken slightly.

Step 5

It’s time to assemble your sandwich!

Generously slather each piece of your toasted sourdough bread with mayo.

Add a layer of pork belly to the bottom slice of bread.

Top with lettuce, tomato and the other slice of bread.

Cut in half and enjoy!

Pro Tip: You may need to cut your pieces of pork belly in half before adding them to the bread, depending on how manageable you want your sandwich to be.