Sunday, June 26, 2011

Chili Rubbed Pork

We've been trying to get creative on not eating so much red meat since the freezer is stuffed full of it.  For some reason I've been leaning toward pork recently over chicken.  I consulted my favorite recipe site and came across a good pork kebab recipe that paired with a pineapple salsa - ideal since pineapples have been on sale quite often.  Plus, it gave me a chance to try out my new fire wire.  These things are awesome - they hold a ton of food and are very easy to use.

This recipe is quite simple, but still had a lot of flavor.  We chopped the pork the second night and had tacos for something different.  I'm still running through bags of rice pilaf left from my sisters wedding, so it ended up being an easy meal

Chili Rubbed Pork Kebabs from Real Simple
  • 2-3 lbs of pork - I used a pork tenderloin roast, cubed
  • 3 T chili powder
  • 1 T olive oil
  • onion, bell pepper & pineapple

Heat a grill to medium-high heat.  Cut onions, bell pepper & pineapple into pieces about the size of the pork.  Toss the pork in with the olive oil & chili powder, coating completely.  Thread the pork & vegetables onto skewers and grill for about 15 minutes, turning the skewers a few times during the cooking.

Serve with a pineapple salsa (or any salsa).


  1. Looks delicious! Do you think it could be broiled since I don't have a grill?

  2. That looks good! Where do you get those bendy skewers? Those would come in handy on our smaller grill.

  3. @katie - I think so. I would probably sear them first on the grill pan, but I liked the charred taste.

  4. @Lauren - They're called Fire Wire. My MIL bought them, but you can get them on Amazon. Two for about $9.