Pork braised in balsamic vinegar

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 4 slices of pork belly about half an inch thick
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons simple syrup (that's equal amounts of water and sugar boiled together)


  • Heat a thick bottomed frying pan then brush with a little oil. Lay the pork belly slices side by side and cook over very high heat until browned on both sides.
  • Sprinkle the pork with salt and pepper.
  • Pour in the balsamic vinegar and simple syrup. Stir.
  • Add about a quarter cup of water.
  • Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the pork is done and the liquid is almost dry.