Spiced Pork Belly Recipe

Here's a different way to season your pork belly or liempo: lots of spice!

Here’s a new way to cook grilled pork belly or liempo: with a mix of different herbs and spices like cumin, oregano, and cinnamon. Give it a try!

Spiced Pork Belly Recipe

Christa Mendiola
Here's a different way to season your pork belly or liempo: lots of spice!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 4


Spiced Pork Belly Ingredients

  • 1 Cup canned crushed pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 kilos pork belly (liempo) cleaned and sliced into 1/2-inch-thick strips


  • Combine pineapple, orange zest, oregano, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, pepper, and salt in a blender; process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl or a zip-top bag. Add pork, cover or seal, and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Preheat a charcoal grill.
  • Drain pork, remove pineapple bits, and grill meat for 10 to 15 minutes per side. Transfer to an ovenproof dish; add reserved marinade. Cover with foil. Cook in the oven for 30 minutes.
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