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Peanutty Pork Kabobs

Cubes of pork tenderloin and green pepper chunks get a spicy treatment from a combination of peanut butter, brown sugar, ginger and red pepper flakes. Reserving half of this mixture to use as a basting sauce adds an extra boost of flavor. —Ellen Koch, St. Martinville, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces


  • In a large bow, combine the first seven ingredients. Set aside 1/2 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag or shallow glass container; add pork and turn to coat. Seal or cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours, turning occasionally.
  • Drain and discard the marinade. On metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternate pork and green peppers. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 6 minutes, turning once.
  • Baste with reserved marinade. Grill 8-10 minutes longer or until meat juices run clear, turning and basting frequently.

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  • luigimon
    Aug 23, 2014

    We loved this!! At the last minute, before we were going to skewer them, we realized that we were out of charcoal! So instead of kabobs, we cooked the pork up in the frying pan, removed it from the pan, and added the peppers and some onions. Stir fried those in the marinade we reserved for basting, threw the pork in, and ta-da......perfect stir fry. We served it with TOH Seasoned Couscous, wonderful together!!!

  • TessaMB
    May 21, 2012

    pulled out an old issue of quick cooking from 1999 and found this oldie but goodie. Yum! Easy to prepare and delicious! I served this over white rice. a definite do over!

  • Peg S
    May 2, 2012

    One of my family favorites

  • snowbob
    Dec 8, 2011

    If your grill has four burners, turn all of them on. When heated, turn the two middle burners off, leaving the outside burners on high. Grill the kabobs over the middle burners to allow meat to be tender.

  • loriborgen
    Mar 20, 2011

    This was wonderful.