Marinated Pork & Pineapple Kabobs

I recently discovered that pineapple is an amazing tenderizer for meat! After briefly marinating these kabobs in a mixture of pureed fresh pineapple and some other yummy stuff, the pork was almost falling apart it was so tender. I can’t wait to try it on some other cuts of meat after how well these Marinated Pork & Pineapple Kabobs turned out! So tasty. 🙂

Pork and Pineapple Kabobs on 100 Days of Real Food

Other Favorite Kabobs for the Summer

If you love using your grill during the summer, or want to start using it more, here are some other kabob recipes to try … including a yummy fruit one perfect for dessert:

Pork & Pineapple Kabobs

Marinating the pork in pineapple makes the meat SO tender! Try out these flavorful Marinated Pork & Pineapple Kabobs this summer.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Marinate: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 32 mins

Print Recipe

Servings: 4 kabobs

Ingredients  

For the Marinade

  • 1 cup chopped pineapple chunks
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Kabobs

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin cut into 1″ to 1 1/2″ chunks
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple cut into 1″ to 1 1/2″ chunks (eat or save the rest after cutting some up for the marinade!)

Instructions 

For the Marinade

  • Puree the cup of pineapple chunks (remember to save half of the pineapple for the kabobs), olive oil, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, oregano, and salt in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.

For the Kabobs

  • Place the pork and pineapple chunks in a large zip lock bag. Pour in the marinade and rub it around to coat. Refrigerate for a few hours. Pineapple tenderizes the meat quickly so that’s all it needs!
  • Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat, around 425° F (or prepare a charcoal fire).
  • Thread the pork and pineapple chunks onto skewers in alternating order. Place the kabobs on the grill and cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side, until the pork is done all the way through (no longer pink in the middle). Do not overcook.

Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Pork & Pineapple Kabobs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 674mg29%
Potassium 873mg25%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 131IU3%
Vitamin C 77mg93%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Pork and Pineapple Kabobs on 100 Days of Real Food

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