Pork Belly Tacos with Steamed Semi-homemade Buns

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Pork Belly Tacos with Steamed Semi-homemade Buns

When we were in Germany this past October I brought back Sausages and Pork Belly.  I used the veal sausages a while ago and decided to use the pork belly to make tacos. I remember the steamed buns we had in Germany were amazing but I don't have all of the ingredients and a steamer.  So I thought about being creative and it really worked!  Glenn thought I made them from scratch - I may or may not have told him how they were really made...



  • 1 (2 pound) piece of pork belly
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 container biscuits (i used pillsbury)
  • Flour for dusting
  • Equipment: Pan, steamer, plate and cover
  • Serve with your favorite slaw


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  Season pork belly with salt, paprika and pepper. Completely wrap with foil and place on a baking sheet and set time for 2 1/2 hours.  Remove and let rest for 30 minutes.  Thinly slice.

  2. To prepare the buns.  First start by setting up your homemade steamer.  Take a large pan and put about 1 inch of water.  Place your vegetable steamer on top. Then set a dinner plate on top.  Cut squares with parchment paper. for the biscuits.   (do in batches).

    Take the biscuits out of the container and place on a floured surface.  Roll out to an oval shape. Fold in half and place on one of your squares.  Lay on the plate, cover and over medium heat let steam for about 15-17 minutes.  

  3. While your tacos are steaming prepare your pork belly.  Over medium heat add the sesame oil then once hot add in the sliced pork belly.  Start whisking in brown sugar, ginger, vinegar, fish sauce and soy sauce.  Cook until each side is brown and crispy.

  4. To serve open the steam taco bun, place pork belly and top with your favorite slaw.  Enjoy...

    Sorry!  We were so excited about eating the these I didn't take a picture of the amazing buns and final taco.  Go ahead and make it... Super good.


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