Family Favorite Kabobs Recipe
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Family Favorite Kabobs Recipe

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These hearty, meat-and-potato skewers have a little something to please everyone, from pineapple to pork. I cook these kabobs even in winter; I just shovel a path to the grill. —Dione Steffens, Dimmitt, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 small red potatoes, halved
  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium ears sweet corn, cut into 1-inch wheels
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 pound medium fresh mushrooms
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fresh pineapple

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 474 calories, 24g fat (4g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool slightly; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard, parsley, pepper and garlic. Pour half into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork. Pour remaining marinade into another large resealable plastic bag, add vegetables and pineapple. Seal both bags and turn to coat; refrigerate 2 hours. Drain and discard both marinades.
  3. On 12 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread pork with vegetables and pineapple. Grill, covered, over medium heat 10-15 minutes or until pork is tender, turning often. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Family Favorite Kabobs in Taste of Home June/July 2008, p18

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 232365
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"I had a hard time with this recipe and probably will not make again. In my attempt to make sure that the pork was cooked thoroughly I ended up overcooking both the veggies and the pork. It was salvageable but disappointing. ??????"

jiljilsch User ID: 8294399 227002
Reviewed May. 26, 2015

"These were so fun and really good! I had more veggies than I had kabob sticks, so we grilled them up in a grill basket and ate as a side dish to supper the next night - it was really good!"

tstreich User ID: 1042559 79425
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013 Edited Sep. 7, 2015

"Tenderizes the meat really well - the flavor of the marinade is good, but definitely needs a bit more flavor."

tlwoodard User ID: 1581776 138368
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"This recipe is yummy, wonderful flavor & I will make it again for sure. I liked the idea of using pork."

caree929 User ID: 3830950 63859
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"I halved this and made it for just myself and my husband AND then a couple weeks later, made it when my parents came to visit. It was a hit both times! I love the versatility of the recipe-- you can use other meat, and you don't have to use all the ingredients for the skewers if you don't want to. This makes a lot, but the leftovers are great as well!"

mombom User ID: 3131641 163554
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"I loved these kabobs. We used steak and various garden veggies we had on hand. Served with brown rice. Very good!"

dls3899 User ID: 4512397 88305
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"This is one of our favorite meals!!"

momtomatt User ID: 1197551 88255
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2010

"This is a fabulous recipe! And it makes a lot! We made it without the corn (cooked it separately) and without the green peppers (I prefer red peppers). We will definitely make it again this summer."

bridgetjean User ID: 3677320 163553
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"this is such a fantastic recipe! Iam a mom of 4 and we own a cattle feed lot so I used steak instead of pork! I make this for family get to gether's and they are always a big hit!"

paburkheimer User ID: 4214311 163552
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2009

"My family loves these and have requested them again this summer...the corn and pineapple make the kabobs as good as having dessert for the meal! The marinade is made with everyday supplies and really gives everything a nice kick!"

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