Mesquite Grilled Pork and Apple Kebabs

Thank you to Smithfield for sponsoring this quick and easy recipe for grilled pork and apple kebabs!

These mesquite grilled pork and apple kebabs are super easy to make thanks so pre-marinated pork.

Last week I told you that we hadn’t had a grill for a long time because it’s often cold and windy in San Francisco, which doesn’t really feel like grilling weather. I definitely changed my tune after I spent last weekend in Texas. It is HOT there, y’all! Like, “I can’t be outside for more than 30 seconds” hot. I lived in Mississippi until I was 21, so I should be accustomed to it, but perfect California weather has ruined me. After wilting in the Texas heat for a few days, I am more than happy to freeze my tail off to grill in San Francisco fog!

What about you? Are you ready to fire up the grill this Summer but want something different than plain ol’ burgers and steak? Why not try pork on the grill? Except maybe BBQ ribs or wrapping other meats in bacon, I think poor pork gets a bit neglected during BBQ season. Not anymore thanks to Smithfield marinated pork!  It’s hard to tell you just how tender and flavorful this all-natural pork is. You’ll have to try it yourself!

These mesquite grilled pork and apple kebabs are super easy to make thanks so pre-marinated pork by Smithfield!

You can grill these fresh pork tenderloins or loin filets whole for an effortless dinner the whole family will love, but this time around, I decided to dice it into cubes and make tasty grilled pork and apple kebabs. To be honest, I thought grilling the tender cubes of pork might make them a bit chewy, but I could still cut the meat with a fork. This flavorful pork is so easy to work with, it seems almost impossible to mess it up! Pork and apple pair great together, and I loved how the apples turned out crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle. I think you’ll love this combination too.

These mesquite grilled pork and apple kebabs are super easy to make thanks so pre-marinated pork by Smithfield!

Keep an eye out at your local grocery store for Smithfield marinated fresh pork sirloins and loin filets. They come in loads of flavors including Peppercorn and Garlic, Teriyaki, Garlic and Herb, and Mesquite (as used in this recipe). There’s a marinade flavor to pair with pretty much any recipe or side dishes you want. Smithfield also recently reduced the sodium in their products by about 25%, so it’s better for you than ever!

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These mesquite grilled pork and apple kebabs are super easy to make thanks so pre-marinated pork by Smithfield!

Mesquite Pork and Apple Kebabs

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Tender cubes of marinated pork and fresh apple pair perfectly in these easy kebabs!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

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Instructions

  1. Preheat grill. While grill is heating, alternate pork, apple, and onion onto 5-6 metal or wooden skewers. (Put apple or onion at each end of the skewers to hold the tender pork in place.)
  2. Brush or drizzle reserved juices over prepared skewers to lightly season the apples and onion.
  3. Carefully place the skewers on the hot grill. Flip skewers a quarter turn every 5 minutes until all sides are brown and meat is cooked through.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15

Do you have a favorite way to cook pork on the grill? Share it with me in the comments!

Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork (smithfield.com)

Thank you again to Smithfield for sponsoring this recipe. I am proud to be a 2015 ambassador for the brand. Don’t miss my other recipes using quality Smithfield pork!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

16 comments

Laura O| Petite Allergy Treats
9 years ago

Love grilling pork tenderloin! This would be the perfect dinner or party food. :-)

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I’m excited to try more grilling recipes with pork tenderloins now that I actually have a grill :) Thanks, Laura!

Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling
9 years ago

We love grilling, but only in the summer. This summer I’m especially loving it because I started doing the grilling, myself! Can’t wait to try this combo, Andi!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I guess it’s only fitting that we do the grilling since we do most of the other cooking :) Thank you, Cathy!

Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
9 years ago

Pork is definitely a favorite around our house and having an already marinated pork tenderloin? Genius! These kabobs just scream summer!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

The marinated tenderloins are so easy to just pull out of the fridge and call it dinner. Love that! Thanks, Meg :)

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
9 years ago

Another great grilling recipe Andi! Yes, it is hot down here already, and we aren’t even in July yet! I can’t wait to one day get a little feel for that California weather!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, Jaren! If you do come to CA, I hope it’s to the SF area so I can meet you! If not, I’m going to try really hard to get to your neck of the woods the next time in MS.

Ginny McMeans
9 years ago

Love that grilling season is here. Your skewers look great and I can just imagine Fuji’s on there!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Ginny! :)

Melanie | Melanie Makes
9 years ago

The perfect summer grilling recipe! Awesome recipe, Andi!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Melanie!

Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner
9 years ago

We are using our grill more and I’m looking for some new recipes to try!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Hope you like this one, Deb. Thanks!

Courtney @ NeighborFood
9 years ago

We have family in Texas, and it is NO JOKE in the summer. We usually visit in February instead. :) These look like such a nice break from the typical grill meals.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Yes, visiting in winter is definitely the way to go! Thank you, Courtney!

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