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Barbecued Pork Liempo
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5 from 3 votes

How to Make Barbecued Pork Liempo with Beer

Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo pork belly sliced into 3/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 piece lemon or 3 to 4 pieces calamansi extract the juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. washed or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pc red onion minced
  • 1/4 cup banana catsup
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 1 Tbsp. cooking oil


    How to cook Pork Liempo Barbecue with Beer:

    • Wash in running water and clean the pork belly and slice it into 3/4 inch thick. You can also ask the meat vendor to do that for you so the slices will be even and eliminate the extra work of slicing the meat.
    • After washing the meat put it in the strainer to remove the water for at least 30 minutes.
    • In a container (tupperware or zip bag will do well), put the pork belly and add in soy sauce, calamansi or lemon juice, black pepper, salt, onion, garlic, catsup beer and cookiing oil.
    • Mix and mash the pork for a minute so that the marinade will be absorbed and let it marinade for 2 hours.
    • It is better to marinate it overnight so that the beer will tenderize the meat and the marinade will be absorbed by the meat much better than just marinating it for a few hours.
    • When you are ready to grill the pork belly, prepare a charcoal grill and light up the charcoal.
    • Distribute the live burning charcoal on the bottom of the grill so that the meat will be evenly cooked.
    • Arrange the meat over the grill when the coals are already and prepare the marinade by pouring it on a small container like a plastic bowl and get a basting brush.
    • Let it cook over the charcoal and baste it with the marinade using the basting brush.
    • Turn the meat over using a pair of tongs and brush it again with the marinade to avoid burning and drying up.
    • Repeat the process again until the pork belly is cooked.
    • Transfer it to a serving plate and serve hot with vinegar and chili dip.