Bacon & Cheese Wrapped Pork Belly / Keto / Low Carb

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BACON & CHEESE WRAPPED PORK BELLY – Low Carb, Keto

This is a super-easy way to enjoy pork belly! I love pork belly. I could probably eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner (but I won’t… I want to but I won’t…). I like pork belly even more when eating with cream cheese, so I wrapped both of them with bacon. Ummm, absolutely tasty! I actually don’t need any sauce or other spices/herbs for this dish.

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This dish is very filling, but because it’s pork belly, bacon, cream cheese and red cheddar, the calories are very high. (An enormous amount of fat / juices is discarded while baking though…) So please be aware of that…

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Bacon & Cheese Wrapped Pork Belly / Low Carb / Keto

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 slices
Calories 462 kcal
Author Miyuki

Ingredients

  • 10.5 oz (Approx Size: 7 x 2.5 inch) Pork Belly (300 g, Approx Size: 18 x 6.5 cm)
  • 1 tsp Coarse Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 8 slices Bacon
  • 6 oz Cream Cheese (Room Temp) (170 g)
  • 2/3 cup Shredded Red Cheddar Cheese (2 oz / 60 g)

Instructions

  1. Rub the salt and pepper on the pork belly.
  2. Heat one teaspoon of lard in a frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Brown the pork belly on all sides.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200 C / 400 F.
  4. Lay 6 slices of bacon vertically on a cutting board, overlapping each slice a little bit. Then lay one slice horizontally on left side of the 6 slices, then one slice on the right side, overlapping each slice a little bit.
  5. Spread the cream cheese on the vertically laid bacon slices. Sprinkle the red cheddar on top.

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  6. Wrap the pork belly with the bacon slices. (* Start from the horizontal ones.)

  7. Place the bacon wrapped pork belly on a baking sheet with the seam side down.

  8. Bake for about 40 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Adjust the ingredients according to the size of your pork belly.

Per Slice:

Calories 462 kcal, Protein 14.8 g, Total Fats 42.9 g, Total Carbohydrates 0.8 g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugar 0.8 g (* As you can see, the calories and fats are pretty high. Please be aware that an enormous amount of fat / juices is discarded while baking but I didn't (or don't know how to) subtract these values.)

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