Grilled Pork Kabobs are cooked to perfection on the grill. The tender pork is seasoned and thread on a skewers with vegetables for an amazing meal idea.
Grilled Pork Kabobs Recipe:
We love entertaining during the summer months. Grilling out and hanging out by the pool is my favorite way to spend time with friends and family. We have started making kabobs as an easy way to grill the meat and vegetables.
Grilled Pork Kabobs are seasoned and cooked tender with vegetables for a crowd pleasing meal idea. These pork kabobs can easily be prepared ahead of time which helps for entertaining our guest.
Simple pantry seasoning marinates the pork and we love to added different types of vegetables. We cook the kabobs for about 8 minutes which makes the perfect meal idea any day of the week.
How to Season Pork Kabobs:
Seasoning the pork doesn’t have to be complicated. If you have been here for awhile you know that I like my recipes to be easy and use ingredients that I already have on hand.
We prepare the pork marinade in a bowl which contains a combination of oil, lemon, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and garlic powder. We like to marinade the pork for at least 1 hour to enhance flavoring.
Once the pork is seasoned that we thread the vegetables and pork on the prepared skewers and grill.
For the Kabobs:
- Pork Tenderloin
- Red Onion
- Red Bell Peppers
For the Marinade:
- Italian Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Olive Oil
- Lemon, juiced
How to Grill Pork Kabobs:
- Prepare the Marinade Ingredients – Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a medium size bowl.
- Cut Pork Tenderloin – Then cut the pork into approximately 2 inch size pieces and place it in the bowl with the marinade.
- Marinade the Pork – Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours to let the pork marinate.
- Cut Vegetables – While the pork is marinading, cut the red onion and bell peppers into 2 inch pieces and slice the zucchinis into 1 inch slices. Also, soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning while grilling.
- Thread Pork and Vegetables on Skewers – Skewer the marinaded pork and vegetables onto the wooden skewers. Place on a baking sheet until all kabobs are prepared.
- Prepare the Grill – Then preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
- Begin grilling the Kabobs – Place the kabobs on the hot grill and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes.
- Cook pork and vegetables – Cook until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F and the vegetables are tender.
- Watch Kabobs closely – Make sure to keep turning the kabobs approximately every 2 minutes to prevent them from burning.
- Serve and Enjoy – Carefully remove from the grill and serve immediately.
What temperature should you Grill Pork Kabobs?
When preparing you pork kabobs to grill, let it come to room temperature. It is never a good idea to grill cold meat.
We preheat the grill to 400 degrees. Once it has reached this temperature then we place pork tenderloin on the grill.
Grilling Pork Kabobs Tips:
- Turning meat – Use tongs when flipping the kabobs or carefully roll them on the grill when turning them.
- Quality Meat – We like to get our tenderloin at the meat market for good quality meat.
- Marinate Meat – Make sure to marinate the pork for at least 1 hour for the best flavor.
- Skewers – Soak the skewers to make sure they do not burn on the grill.
- Room Temperature Pork – Before grilling pork, we like to set it out about 30 before grilling to ensure a good sear.
- Overcooking Pork Tenderloin – It is never a good idea to overcook pork. It become tough and there really isn’t anything to help make it tender again. Make sure to watch your tenderloin closely and use a meat thermometer.
- Let it Rest – Make sure to let your pork rest when you take it off the grill. It gives time for the juices to really marinate into the pork. If you cut it to early all the juices will just run on your plate.
- Homemade BBQ Sauce – If you prefer, you can make your own BBQ Sauce. It is simple to make and budget friendly. BBQ Sauce is a great option to spread over the kabobs once they are done.
- Spicy Option – You can add in ½ tsp of red pepper flakes with the marinade to give your tenderloin a little bit of kick.
- Sweeter Option – If you would like to have a sweeter option, you can mix in brown sugar with BBQ sauce.
- Add other seasoning – Use different seasoning or a dry rub on the pork kabobs. I also like to add soy sauce to the marinade for extra flavoring.
- Change the Vegetables – Any type of vegetables are great on the kabobs. Make sure they are sliced the same size so they cook evenly. Green peppers and mushrooms are a great suggestion.
- Change the Meat – You can easily use steak or chicken for this recipe. Or use all three on the kabobs. They options are endless when making kabobs.
What to Serve with Pork Kabobs:
When we grill out, I love sides that I can prepare on the grill. If not, using my instant pot or crock pot is next best thing. This way I don’t have to heat the kitchen and it makes for an easy cleanup. These side dishes are easy to prepare.
- Grilled Asparagus – Asparagus on the grill is my favorite way to make it. Asparagus is easy to prepare and I can use the same seasoning as I did for the pork.
- Grilled French Fries – If you have never grilled French Fries you are missing out. They come our crispy and tender and full of flavor.
- Crockpot White Rice – Rice is an easy to make ahead of time but it is even easier in the crock pot.
How to know when Pork is done:
When grilling pork shish kabob I use an instant read meat thermometer to make sure that the pork is cooked to the right temperature before serving.
Before serving, pork needs to have an temperature of 145 degrees.
What kind of Skewers to use:
When you are preparing you chicken on the stick, you need bamboo skewers. I used wooden ones but you can use metal skewers as well.
If you use wooden ones, soak them in water before you use them. This will prevent them from burning to fast on the grill.
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Grilled Pork Kabobs
For the Kabobs:
- 3 pounds Pork Tenderloin
- 2 Zucchinis
- 1 Large Red Onion
- 2 Large Red Bell Peppers
For the Marinade:
- 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Lemon juiced
- Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a medium size bowl. Then cut the pork into approximately 2 inch size pieces and place it in the bowl with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours to let the pork marinate.
- While the pork is marinading, cut the red onion and bell peppers into 2 inch pieces and slice the zucchinis into 1 inch slices. Also, soak the wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning while grilling.
- Skewer the marinaded pork and vegetables onto the wooden skewers. Then preheat a grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
- Place the kabobs on the hot grill and cook for approximately 6-8 minutes (until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F and the vegetables are tender) turning the kabobs approximately every 2 minutes to prevent them from burning.
- Carefully remove from the grill and serve immediately.
Use tongs when flipping the kabobs or carefully roll them on the grill when turning them.
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