Marinated Pork & Pineapple Kabobs

Marinating the pork in pineapple makes the meat SO tender! Try out these flavorful marinated pork kabobs this summer.
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Marinated pork and pineapple on a skewer that was just grilled, with a side salad on a white plate.

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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 kabobs turned out! So tasty. :)

What Cut is Best for Marinated Pork Kabobs?

The best meat choice for this recipe is going to be a tenderloin. You want a cut of meat that won’t dry out while on the grill.

Can I Cook Kabobs in the Oven?

Yes! If you don’t have a grill, you can still make delicious marinated pork kabobs (or any type!). Just preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Then cook them for about 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally.

Side Dishes That Pair Well Marinated Pork Kabobs

This particular recipe is full of flavor from the pineapple, so you’ll want to keep your side dish pretty simple. I would pair it with a simple salad with some grated Parmesan cheese on top, a baked sweet potato, or fresh fruit. Some other options would be this Pasta Salad with Red Pepper Pesto or even Southern Potato Salad (without the mayo).

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:

Three marinated pork kabobs with pineapple on a cutting board.

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