Easy Grilled Pineapple Pork Kabobs

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It’s grilling season – my favorite season of all! I love summer because we get to spend more time outdoors in the fresh air and of course, grilling. Easy Grilled Pineapple Pork Kabobs will be on my grilling menu a lot this summer because they are so flavorful and easy to cook. 

Grilled Pineapple Pork Kabobs

Sometimes we tend to forget about how simple, versatile and flavorful fresh pork is when it comes to grilling. Whether I’m grilling ribs or pork tenderloin to make kabobs, Walmart has a variety of high quality marinated fresh pork, ribs, and chops. 

Fresh Pork at Walmart

My easy, grilled Pineapple Pork Kabobs requires only five ingredients and you can find them all at your local Walmart.  

Fresh Pork from Walmart

Easy Grilled Pineapple Pork Kabobs

I cook pork kabobs on the grill frequently, so I have a set of stainless steel skewers. You can also use wooden skewers. If you use wooden, make sure to soak them 20-30 minutes before threading. It will keep the skewers from burning while on the grill. 

Pineapple Kabobs are ready to serve

For this recipe, I use two bell peppers, a red onion, a fresh pineapple,  a Smithfield® Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet, and pineapple preserves. 

Ingredients - Pork Kabobs

I love Smithfield® brand because it’s already marinated and that’s one less step for me. Feel free to purchase your favorite brand

Smithfield Fresh Pork for Kabobs

To make kabobs, cut the peppers, onion, pineapple and fresh pork into 1-inch cubes. Toss the peppers, onion, and pineapple in two tablespoons olive oil. 

Thread a chunk of pepper, pineapple, pork, and onion. Repeat until you’ve used four pieces of pork per skewer. 

Place vegetables and pork on skewers

Grill on medium-high for about 10 minutes – 5 minutes per side. When you cube fresh pork, it doesn’t take as long to cook so these kabobs are cooked in under 15 minutes. 

Grilling Kabobs

Brush the kabobs with pineapple preserves a couple of minutes before they are done. If the preserves are too thick to brush, place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 15-20 seconds. 

Pineapple Preserves Brushed on Kababs

Helpful Hint: For this recipe, I used orange bell peppers. You could also use green or red. 

How to Cut a Fresh Pineapple

When buying a fresh pineapple, pay attention to the sound and smell. It shouldn’t smell sickly sweet or have a hollow sound. 

Use a sharp knife to trim off the top. Cut off the sides and remove the eyes. Cut straight down the center and then remove the core. For this recipe, cut pineapple into 1″ cubes.

Cooking Times for Grilling Fresh Pork

When it comes to grilling fresh marinaded pork, it’s best when cooked to 145ºF. I always use an instant-read thermometer to make sure the pork is cooked perfectly. 

I also let the pork rest for at least 3 minutes before serving. That way, the juices redistribute and ensures that the meat is juicy and tasty. The internal temperature will rise a little while it rests.

We like our pork loin to be medium-well (155-160º F). If you like your pork medium, cook it to 150-155ºF. Well done is an internal temperature of 160º and medium-rare is 145-150. 

 Grilled Pineapple Pork Kabobs

Grilled Pineapple Pork Kabobs

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Grilled Pineapple Pork Kabobs are tender, flavorful and colorful.

Ingredients

  • Smithfield® Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Fillet (about 1-1/2 lbs.)
  • 1 fresh pineapple, cut into 1" chunks
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons pineapple preserves

Instructions

  1. Toss pineapple chunks, peppers and onion in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Thread pepper, pineapple, pork, and onion on skewers. Repeat process until each skewer has 4 pieces of pork.
  3. Grill over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes. Baste with pineapple preserves about 2 minutes before done.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 111 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 1g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 11mg Sodium 59mg Carbohydrates 11g Fiber 1g Sugar 7g Protein 5g
These grilled kabobs are a family favorite. They are tender, flavorful and colorful. I serve these with Rosemary Garlic Potatoes or a baked sweet potato to round out the meal. You could also serve these kabobs over rice. 

Kabobs - Served on plate

The next time you get your grill on, choose fresh pork and make my Grilled Pineapple Pork Kabobs. They are so delicious. 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I love kebabs anyway you can give them to me. I love to grill them and they’re so easy to make. We always make more than what we need so we have leftovers for later. This one looks amazing and I will definitely try it

  2. Yum, we love to grill during the summer, so these would be perfect. I am all about pineapple and pork. We’ll be having these for sure.

  3. This is such a great way to cook the pork loin. I have not made kabobs yet this year but the pineapple looks like a good way to sweeten it up.

  4. I buy these all of the time and never thought of something like this! I cannot wait to give it a try and I pinned it to my FOODS-Pork board.

  5. we are SO loving something like this to enjoy for the upcoming summer months- esp bc i love the sweet and salty with the chicken and pineapple yum!

  6. These kabobs look sooo tasty. I love the combo of pork and pineapple. I totally need to make this for our BBQ next weekend.

  7. Now these sound like they would be right up my street, they look like they would be delicious and hands up I am all for easy as I am far from the best cook!

  8. This recipe looks like a lot of fun to love and enjoy. Looking forward to making this for my family.

  9. I love making kabobs. I like to grill them or broil them. Chicken and pineapple are definitely one of my favorite combos.

  10. This is something worth craving for. Kabobs are super flavorful and it has a distinct taste no other dish can have. It looks yummy and delicious.

  11. Jeni Hawkins says

    This seems to be perfect for a weekend trip partnered with some liquors. The colors it has makes it more appealing to eat. Such a simple preparation needed.

  12. Wow this looks amazing especially when dining near the beach. It’s a great snack to have in between swimming and playing sports.

  13. Grilling season has begun over here. Will add those pork kabobs on the menu this week. Looks good!

  14. This looks like a great recipe! I love that you put pineapple on it, it adds a very summery color.

  15. I love pork and pineapple! I like the combo on my pizza so I am sure I’ll like it on a stick! I love that you used red onion.

  16. Those look so yummy! My daughter loves pineapple and pork so much! I know that she will go crazy for this recipe!

  17. I never knew how to pick the perfect pineapple! This looks like the perfect summertime dinner!

  18. Mother of 3 says

    That looks so delicious! We have been eating lots and lots of pineapple lately and I have been wanting to get my boys to try it grilled. Pinned.

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