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Pepper-Lime Pork Kabobs Recipe

"This is my family's favorite treatment for pork," says Donna Godfrey from Cumming, Georgia. "The slices of tenderloin get a flavorful zip from a Mexican-inspired marinade. I often fix the skewers for company, because much of the prep work can be done ahead of time."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and ground cumin
  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin, thinly sliced


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, lime juice, parsley, vinegar, jalapenos and seasonings; add pork and turn to coat. Seal and refrigerate for 24 hours, turning occasionally.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Loosely thread the pork slices onto metal or soaked wood skewers. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium heat for 14-16 minutes or until the meat juices run clear, turning occasionally. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 220090
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"These had a really good flavor and simple to assemble. Like the other poster, long marinades don't always work for me due to my lack of planning. But, finally, I did plan these in advance, marinating the full 24 hours, after the recipe sat in my "to try" folder for quite some time."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 82632
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"This was really good pork but I gave it four stars because I really did not like the long marinating time. This is just me and my crazy life, but it was really hard to get it all together a day in advance, made harder by the fact that I first had to defrost the pork from the freezer, and then marinate for a day. The recipe wasn't hard or necessarily difficult, it was just me :) When I make it next time, I will prepare everything and then throw it into the freezer and use it as a freezer meal, marinating while it defrosts.

The taste was very good. I usually don't have great luck with pork on the grill and I was afraid that with the jalepeno that it would be too spicy, but it almost had a little bit of a sweet taste. Really tasty!"

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