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A recipe for sweet and spicy pineapple pork kebabs served on a bed of pineapple cilantro rice. #KingofFlavor AD @ElYucateco

Pork Kabobs with Pineapple

This recipe for pork kabobs with pineapple is tender chunks of marinated pork, skewered with pineapple and bell pepper and grilled to perfection.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 473kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the kabobs:

  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks (roughly 1 inch pieces)
  • 2 small or 1 large red bell pepper cored, seeded and cut into 1 inch squares
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kosher salt

For the pineapple cilantro rice:

  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pineapple , finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro , finely diced
  • the juice from 1 lime
  • kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce


  • For the kabobs:
  • In a large bowl or resealable bag, mix together the pineapple juice, olive oil, hot sauce and honey until thoroughly combined. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the marinade.
  • Place the pork cubes in the marinade - let the pork marinate for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  • Remove the pork from the marinade. Thread the pork onto skewers alternating with the pineapple and red bell peppers. Season with salt to taste.
  • Grill the kabobs for 3-4 minutes on each side, basting with reserved marinade, until lightly charred and pork is cooked through.
  • For the pineapple cilantro rice:
  • Cook the rice according to the package directions. When the rice is finished cooking, remove from heat and stir in butter and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • Stir in the pineapple, cilantro, lime juice and hot sauce. Taste and add more salt if needed. Serve with the pork kebabs.


Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 787mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 65.2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2.1mg