Pork Belly Dinner Thermomix Recipe
THMIII Roast Pork Belly Dinner

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Pork Belly Dinner Thermomix Recipe
THMIII Roast Pork Belly Dinner

I have been hoarding this amazing roast pork belly Thermomix recipe for a good yearthe plan was for it to go into my first cookbook, but then I went with Indian, and then Asian – so I figure Christmas is the perfect time to share it with everyone.

Steamed meat isnt high on everyones list, but par cooking this in the Thermomix or Bellini then finishing it off in the oven is the best way to ensure fall apart, moist meat. I hope you all love this recipe as much as my family did.

Love Nik xx

P.s. My kids call this one “Big Bacon”.

skinnymixer's Roast Pork Belly with Caramelised Apple Sauce

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Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 32 mins
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: pork
Servings: 6


  • 500 g apples unpeeled, quartered
  • 20 g honey
  • 10 g fresh lemon juice
  • 1000 g water
  • 900 g pork belly scored with 1 inch lines
  • 1 tbsp salt and a little olive oil for rind


  • Add the apples to mixer bowl, chop for 5 sec/speed 8/MC on.
  • Add honey, lemon juice and water to mixer bowl, blend for 30 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Put the steaming tray in place, with the pork belly inside (either the deep tray or the flat tray, which ever it fits best in). Steam for 60 min/steaming temp/speed 2. In the mean time, preheat oven to 250°C or 480°F(or max temp) fan forced when there is 20 mins remaining.
  • Remove roast to roasting tray and pat the skin of the pork dry. Rub the rind with a little oil, then salt the rind liberally. Pour apple sauce around the base of the pork. Bake in the oven for 30 mins or until well browned. If your oven is one of those ovens that refuses to produce beautiful crackling, try putting it under a medium grill before serving.
  • Serve immediately with apple sauce from roasting tray.


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Bellini Users
Use your sharp blade for this recipe.
At step 3 if using an Intelli, put a tea towel over the steamer, use ST temp and speed 3. If using a Supercook, use 120°C or 250°F and speed 3.
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Nutrition Facts
skinnymixer's Roast Pork Belly with Caramelised Apple Sauce
Amount Per Serving (250 g)
Calories 459 Calories from Fat 320
% Daily Value*
Fat 35.5g55%
Saturated Fat 11.5g72%
Sodium 1230mg53%
Carbohydrates 12.6g4%
Sugar 12.4g14%
Protein 21.3g43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





  1. I’ve been dying to try this recipe but hubby always makes our roast way too big (downside of growing your own) Can I still do the apple sauce the same way?

    1. It would be simpler just to make a quick apple sauce as with this recipe the pork juices run into the jug as it is cooking… apple sauce requires much less water than this recipe asks as it is steaming the pork at the same time. Just google apple sauce thermomix and one will come up

  2. Looked at this recipie yesterday and was a bit dubious about trying it, the comments below convinced me to give it a go. I was dubious as I never considered steaming a meat that I’d normally roast … What an amazing tip/trick – will be trying other cuts now . Then the crackling… was amazing – have to protect yours in this house. But the total winner was the sauce – one pot, and just the right balance of sweet and tart and not runny like I thought it would be. Thanks Nik!

  3. OMG!!! The best pork belly recipe ever!!!

    Hubby and I are having leftovers for the second night in a row.

    Today is actually my birthday and I turned down a dinner out because seriously, what could be better than leftover pork belly with the caramelised apple sauce?

    Even re-heated in the microwave, the meat retains its moisture!

    Thank-you, Nikalene … I may just now after two years of owning my Thermomx, have converted hubby to meals cooked in the Thermomix !

  4. This is fantastic, best I’ve ever tasted, used a mix of different apples I wanted to use up the first time, sauce was nothing special but still tasty, this time I’m using Granny Smiths so hope for a better sauce. I found the left over pork reheated well in very hot over ( I’m in a 1 person household) that’s why there were left overs if there was anyone else here it would definitely all be gone. Thanks again for the great recipe and also to all those who asked the questions that helped me out.

  5. Help!! My family love love love this roast pork. But I’m facing some problems.

    1) if my pork belly 1.4kg, do I steam it for another 30 mins?
    2) I made it the last time and the crackling didn’t crackle at all. i pat dry, rub salt and waited about 10 mins while the oven heat up. is that because of the standing time and the salt kind of didn’t work as well?

    THank you.

  6. O.M.Gees Louise this dish is great! I saw this and thought now why would I want to put a pork belly in the varoma when the oven works just fine? Well I have a particularly underutilised varoma so thought what the hey, let’s give this a crack(ling). I have a whizz bang oven and the crackling was perfection, the meat so tender and juicy and the sauce the perfect accompaniment. I was so thrilled in it that I had a ‘pork belly off’ with my sister in law (the previous queen of pork) and can I just say… WINNER WINNER PORK DINNER! Try it y’all. It’s ah mazing!

  7. Wow! I love pork belly and it’s always my go to when we’re out at restaurants. Now I may be eating it a little too often! This recipe was very easy and loved by the entire family. (Also the first time I’d used my steamer.) Thank you 🙂

  8. I love this!! I am making it again tonight for dinner.. its my kids favorite! Perfect crackling everytime!! The trick to not burning the sauce in the oven is to use a smaller baking dish (one where the pork belly just fits in it).. Thanks NIK!!!

  9. This was the best pork belly I have tasted! All the family loved it and it will definitely become a household favourite. Thanks Nik!

  10. Incredibly delicious!! I added fennel seeds to the salt when rubbing the skin which I highly recommend trying!
    With the exception of where the apple sauce was covering a little of the skin, the crackling was perfection! Really impressed how well the fat cooked down and let crackling over super tender meat.

    1. Ashlee, I was exactly the same, tried it so many times and tried different suggestions to get it to work well eg. smaller roasting tray.

      The only way I get it to work perfectly is, when it comes out of varoma and I prep for oven it goes into the oven on its own in the roasting tray for 10mins without the apple sauce. At this stage the crackle has crackled perfectly so I then pour the apple sauce around the pork for the last 10mins and it caramelises beautifully without burning.

      I hope that helps you 😃

  11. This is amaaaaazing!!! The most juicy tender meat with perfect crackling and the sauce that goes with it is soooo good! I think this is my new favourite skinnymixer recipe!

  12. I love roast pork but used to avoid cooking it because it was always really difficult and never really worked. Not anymore!! This is a brilliant recipe. Really easy to do and produced the best crackle and apple sauce that I’ve ever made!! Thank you!! 🙂

  13. Wow! Hubby declared this restaurant quality. It was divine. The crackling was ok as I’m still working out the best settings on my oven.
    A staple for us and is now the only way we will eat pork.

  14. In the words of my 8 year old ‘yum, yum, YUM!!’

    Thanks Nik – this is such an easy recipe! Will be making this many more times particularly as the kids devoured it too!!

  15. Hi, I’m planning on making this tonight, but my pork belly is about 1.8kg. How would I adjust the cooking time? Thanks!

  16. Made this during the week. Served it with sweet potato mash. It was fabulous and I will definitely be making this again.

  17. I made this last night for dinner and have to admit i was not confident it was going to be very nice considering most of the cooking was steaming.. but oh my god this was the yummiest pork with the best crackle! Soooo amazing! I left it in the oven for 45 min and was PERFECT!

  18. Love this recipe 🙂 Bought a piece of belly pork not 100% sure how to cook without ruining it. Searched and found 1 that required 4+ hrs to cook. At 5pm wasn’t looking good for tonight’s dinner. Then remembered seeing this recipe so looked it up and made it. Absolutely delicious and will be a regular menu item.

  19. I am literally amazed at this dish! I made a Pork Belly with a cracking that actually worked!!! Such an easy dish and the hubby was so impressed! This is the new go to Pork Belly recipe for me from now on. Thank you 🙂

  20. We love this dish? my hubby doesn’t like sweet sauces so I make the sauce and then freeze half of it for myself to have next time I make it to save doing sauce again.

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