The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge:

Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

I was lucky enough to receive a rather magnificent hamper recently, filled with Red Tractor goodies such as beef, lamb, pork belly slices, chicken breasts, rhubarb, cabbage, onions, celeriac, potatoes, rapeseed oil, cream, flour, sugar, beer, butter, cheese and milk……and, I am sure I’ve missed some ingredients off the list!  The hamper was sent to me as part of a challenge to live of Red Tractor ingredients for a week, and with a chance to win a wonderful break for two people in a top UK hotel. As I am an AVID supporter of  British produce, I was delighted to accept the challenge and I began some serious menu planning. I had to pop most of the meat into the freezer and I dealt with the fresh vegetables first…….I DO have a vegetarian recipe to share with you all in another post, but I thought I would share this recipe for Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices first, as it would make a wonderful weekend supper dish for all the family. I served these delightfully sticky Red Tractor British pork belly slices/strips with home-made celeriac and carrot coleslaw and some baked spuds with British butter, and the meal was wolfed down by my family.

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

This recipe is simplicity itself, it’s just a case of whizzing up the barbecue style sauce and then spooning it over the pork belly slices before oven baking them for about forty-five minutes. I served my delicious baked pork belly slices with some coleslaw, made with the celeriac, carrot and onions that were in my hamper. The baked spuds were also served with some wonderful British butter, and as you can see from the photos, it was a veritable indoor barbecue feast! The whole meal with the exception of SOME of the sauce ingredients, was prepared using Red Tractor ingredients and produce, and I was so proud and pleased to be flying the British food flag. I have not shared my recipe for the coleslaw here yet, but I will do soon, but it was loosely based on a recipe I discovered on the British Carrots website here: Carrot and Celeriac Remoulade Recipe. I tweaked the recipe by adding an onion, omitting the parsley and using English mustard in the remoulade style sauce.

Carrot and Celeriac Remoulade Recipe

Carrot and Celeriac Remoulade Recipe

Today I am in the kitchen baking with some of my other hamper ingredients, so watch out for my second Red Tractor recipe and a few baked treats, as well as my lovely vibrant vegetarian recipe too. Why is Red Tractor so important to me? Well, here are a few reasons why I always look out for the logo on all produce when I go shopping:

What is Red Tractor Assurance?

Red Tractor Assurance

Red Tractor is a food assurance scheme which covers production standards developed by experts on safety, hygiene, animal welfare and the environment amongst other things. The Red Tractor logo on pack means your food or drink has met these responsible production standards and is fully traceable back to independently inspected farms in the UK.

Who runs the Red Tractor Scheme?

Red Tractor Assurance is a small organisation, and its administrative costs are met by assurance fees and licence payments from farmers and food companies. We are owned by the entire food industry but we operate independently on a not-for-profit basis, with an independent chairman in charge of our affairs. This enables us to benefit from a wide range of experience and expertise without giving any one organisation or link in the supply chain undue influence.

We trace it, so you can trust it.

We all want to know that the food we are buying is safe and this only comes from knowing where the raw ingredients come from and the standards to which they are produced, which is why all suppliers in the Red Tractor food chain are inspected and certified by an independent professional body. The Red Tractor certifies that food has been produced to independently inspected standards right across the food chain – from farm to pack.

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

I hope you will enjoy my Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices recipe if you try it, and don’t forget you can see what all of the other bloggers have made by looking out for the hash tag  #RTchallenge  on twitter and by following the Red Tractor account here: @RedTractorFood as well as on Facebook too. Have a wonderful weekend, and I will be back with more recipes as well as some exciting news about a journey I am about to embark on soon…….see you later, Karen 

Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
Region American
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
A cheap and cheerful way of serving pork belly slices/strips that won't break the bank and will appeal to all the family; these oven baked BBQ style pork strips are perfect for any mid-week family meal and as they are cooked in one dish, there is not much washing up either! Serve with baked potatoes and coleslaw for a tasty and easy meal.

Ingredients

  • 475g British pork belly slices

Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, or ready-made barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider apple vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon English mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Note

A cheap and cheerful way of serving pork belly slices/strips that won't break the bank and will appeal to all the family; these oven baked BBQ style pork strips are perfect for any mid-week family meal and as they are cooked in one dish, there is not much washing up either! Serve with baked potatoes and coleslaw for a tasty and easy meal.

Directions

Step 1 Pre-heat oven to 2225C/450F/Gas mark 7.
Step 2 Make the sauce by whizzing all the ingredients together in a blended, or by adding the to a jam jar and shaking them well, so they all amalgamate.
Step 3 Wipe and dry the pork belly slices/strips and the lay them in an oven-proof dish. Spoon the sauce over them to coat and turn the slices over so they are coated on both sides.
Step 4 Cook in the pre-heated oven for 45 minutes, turning them around in the sauce regularly, or until they are cooked, crispy and are slightly charred around the edges - the fat should be crispy too.
Step 5 Serve immediately with the sauce spooned over them; serve with baked potatoes and coleslaw.

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

NB: You’ll find the Red Tractor logo on a huge range of products, from meat, poultry, fruit, vegetables and dairy products to flour, sugar and even beer. Look out for it in all the major supermarkets, on hundreds of your favourite brands and on a growing number of restaurant menus. When you know where to look, it’s easier than ever to find Red Tractor food and drink. The logo will appear in a variety of positions. It could be on the front, back or side of the pack. 

The Red Tractor Pork

Disclaimer: I received a hamper or Red Tractor ingredients in order to take part in this recipe and menu challenge for bloggers; however, as I am an avid supporter of Red Tractor and its ethics and values, I am happy to share these posts with my readers by way of promoting British produce. 

Red Tractor Hamper

Red Tractor Hamper

Comments

  1. says

    Yummy scrummy, they look to die for! I’m pinning your barbecue marinade recipe, sounds spot on delish. Here’s hoping for a barbecue summer eh!

  2. says

    What an amazing hamper of goodies – I am more than a little bit of jealous!! I have to say I would have started with the pork belly too – it’s one of my favourite things in the world, and this looks utterly delicious.

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