Tonight's Dinner: BBQ Bourbon Pork & Apple Kabobs

Apr 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Kabobs are a delicious choice for cooking on the grill. With so many meat and vegetable combinations, you can make several different varieties and still keep whole family happy. Add some flavored skewers and you've got a dinner that will make people smile.

Kabobs are a favorite of mine. It doesn't matter if they're shrimp, chicken, pork, steak, or just plain vegetable, they're always delicious. And, with so many flavor combinations, I could have kabobs every night of the week and be completely happy.

Since I'm such a big fan of kabobs, my mother bought me some seasoned skewers. I was intrigued, I'd never heard of seasoned skewers before. They have the flavor baked right into them so you infuse your meats or vegetables from the inside out. I knew I had to try them, but with the weather being so crummy, I decided to put them away until it warmed up.

The day finally arrived when I could pull out my skewers and put them to some use. I decided to try the honey bourbon skewers first because I thought those would be great with some pork. Then I thought, "pork goes well with apples and apples go perfectly with honey," and a new dinner was born. A dinner so easy and so delicious, I'm upset with myself that I didn't use the skewers sooner.

Don't make the same mistake I did. Go out, grab some seasoned skewers, and grill up some delectable kabobs. The weather's just begging for some outdoor entertaining.

BBQ Bourbon Pork & Apple Kabobs


  • 6 Honey Bourbon Seasoned Skewers
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1 pound boneless pork loin, cut into 18 cubes about 1-inch in size
  • 1 apple
  • 8 chunks purple onion
  • 6 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 4 tablespoons bourbon


  1. Soak skewers in beer for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Thread onto each skewer a piece of pork, a piece of apple, and a piece of onion; repeat one more time and end with one more piece of pork to secure the onion; let sit for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce and 3 tablespoons bourbon until well combined, set aside.
  4. Lightly salt and pepper skewers to taste; baste with BBQ sauce mixture and place on a preheated medium-high grill and cook until pork is cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes; continue basting skewers as they cook until glaze is gone.
  5. While skewers cook on the grill, whisk together remaining BBQ sauce and bourbon until well combined; set aside.
  6. Once skewers are done, drizzle on fresh BBQ/bourbon glaze and serve immediately.

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