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pineapple pork tenderloin

Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Kabobs

Tender Pork Tenderloin is paired with juicy pineapple to create an easy and elegant entree.
Course Dinner, Pork
Keyword pineapple, pork tenderloin, vegetables
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
marinate 1 day
Servings 4 servings
Author Lynn / Turnips 2 Tangerines


  • Gas Grill, Metal Skewers


  • 1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 pork tenderloins
  • 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 6 sweet baby peppers, stem end removed
  • 6 cubes Chandoka cheese or string cheese
  • 6 whole baby onions
  • 6 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 small zucchini, cut into thirds, optional
  • 1 bottle Hawaiian-style BBQ Sauce


  • In a small bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients. Place pork tenderloin in a 11 x 7-inch baking dish or large resealable plastic bag. Pour marinade over pork tenderloin, turn to coat. Cover baking dish with plastic wrap or seal plastic bag. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Drain and discard marinade. Slice marinaded pork tenderloin into medium size pieces. Carefully stuff cheese cubes into baby sweet peppers, cutting cheese if necessary. On metal skewers, thread pineapple chunks, pork tenderloin pieces, cheese stuffed sweet peppers, onions, sweet potatoes and zucchini if using.
  • Oven Method: Place pork kabobs in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or on top of a broiler pan. Bake at 375° for 35-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145° Baste kabobs with barbecue sauce during the last 10 minutes of baking. Let kabobs stand 5 minutes before removing from skewers, Serve with additional bbq sauce,
  • Grill Method: Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using a long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Preheat gas grill to medium-hot. Grill pork kabobs, covered, over medium heat for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 140°. Baste kabobs with barbecue sauce during last 10 minutes of grilling. Let kababs stand 5 minutes before removing from skewers. Serve with additional bbq sauce.


Side Notes:
For easy preparation, this recipe can be made with: squeeze ginger, ready-to-use garlic and ready-to-eat pineapple chunks and vegetables. All can be purchased  in the produce section of most grocery stores.
Purchase a Hawaiian-Style BBQ Sauce, one that is made with pineapple juice, or you can certainly make your own Hawaiian BBQ sauce.