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Pork Tacos (Pork Belly Sides)

When I am hungry for chicharrones and carnitas, but don't want to commit to a large roast. Pork sides or pork belly thick sliced is great for tacos!
Course Pork, Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5 Servings



  • 2 pounds pork side Pork Belly
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Chile powder ancho or guajillo


  • Refried beans
  • Salsa Cruda
  • Cilantro chopped
  • Onion diced
  • Warm tortillas


  • Season lightly on both sides of pork with salt, pepper, garlic and chile powder. Transfer to a wire rack lined with a baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. When ready, transfer pork to oven and bake for 25 minutes. Flip over and bake for another 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and slice or chop for tacos! Serve with salsa cruda, refried beans, cilantro, onion and warn corn tortillas.


Notes: This pork side meat came pre-sliced thick like this. For seasoning I had a coarse garlic seasoning. I want to point out that I used a coarse garlic seasoning that was store bought. The ingredients may have some coloring in there which give the pork a reddish color in the end. Use the spices listed and the flavor will still be the same, it just may look slightly different. Sorry for the confusion.