Irresistible Southwest Pork Kabobs with Pico de Gallo

I’m sharing one of my favorite grilling recipes with you today! These Irresistible Southwest Pork Kabobs are so darn good! I hope you love them as much as we do. I headed to our newest favorite place, Busch’s Fresh Food Market, to pick up all the goodies needed for a BBQ feast!

This weekend we had a chance to check out the grand opening celebration of the new Busch’s Market in Brighton, Michigan. Busch’s Market is a premier grocery store with a small neighborhood feel. I was so please with the large amount of local Michigan based companies and products that were in store. Busch’s Market does a great job of sourcing produce from around the state which in turn helps to continue supporting our local companies. I absolutely love being able to support businesses in the great Mitten state and Busch’s Market makes that super easy.

While there we made sure to check out all the grand opening events! There was so much to do and both of my kids had such an amazing time. We sampled yummy Ashby’s ice cream, watched cheese carving (of Mater no less, and she gave Aiden a huge sample so he was the happiest kid ever), sampled some fabulous North Peak beers (and grabbed a few 6 packs for later), the kids got balloons, and chatted with the incredibly friendly and helpful staff. As someone who has worked in retail settings her whole life, customer service is always a huge seller for me when it comes to where I shop, and the service was phenomenal here whether it was at the deli, customer service, checking out and just generally throughout the whole store.

Right now they have an amazing giveaway going on for the chance to win FREE GROCERIES FOR A YEAR! I can’t even imagine how amazing that would be! To enter, head over HERE! While there be sure to sign up as a MyWay member for so many benefits:

  • Member only coupons
  • Exclusive sale items
  • Invitations to special events
  • Online shopping & curbside pickup
  • Support for local schools through Cash for Education

While there we stocked up on lots of goodies for a perfect backyard BBQ meal with the family. Today I’m going to share one of my favorite BBQ meals for you:

Irresistible Southwest Pork Kabobs!

These skewers are a super easy and simple meal to make that is perfect for serving a small family or even for a large gathering. The recipe can be modified with whatever vegetables you have on hand and the spice can be kicked up a notch, if needed (we keep it tame with little ones to feed). I love making these kabobs and serving with a side of fresh pico (recipe included below), a side salad and some baguettes.

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Irresistible Southwest Pork Kabobs
Simple, savory, and a little bit of heat! These skewers are perfect for hosting a backyard BBQ and are super easy to make as well. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand (I love using seasonable veggies when I can) and the seasoning can be kicked up a notch, if needed, depending on preferences. The acidic marinade yields an incredibly flavorful and tender pork tenderloin that is sure to please everyone.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Vegetables for Grilling
  • 6 cups cut vegetables Personal preference: Onions, potatoes, peppers, zucchini, squash, mushrooms
Pico de Gallo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Vegetables for Grilling
  • 6 cups cut vegetables Personal preference: Onions, potatoes, peppers, zucchini, squash, mushrooms
Pico de Gallo
Pork and Vegetables Kabobs
  1. In a large bowl, mix together all of the marinade ingredients (do not add pork tenderloin yet). Once whisked together, add pork tenderloin, mix well to distribute marinade, cover and refrigerate for two hours.
  2. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients of the seasoning and set aside for later use.
  3. Wash and cut vegetables that will be used for the kabobs. Dice into 1 inch slices or cubes. Lightly toss with olive oil and season with 1/4 of the seasoning (save the rest of seasoning for pork).
  4. Once pork has marinaded, pour off the remaining marinade. Toss pork with olive oil and mix in the rest of the seasoning. Rub seasoning into the meat. Let pork stand at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  5. Put together your kabobs. Alternate your meat and vegetables.
  6. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium heat (400 F). Let grill preheat for a minimum of 10 minutes.
  7. Grill the kabobs over direct heat with the lid closed for 25-30 minutes. Turn once. Check to ensure that pork is cooked completely, remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve with pico and enjoy!
Pico de Gallo
  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover and allow flavors to blend for 1-2 hours in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

If using wood skewers, be sure to soak them for 30 minutes prior to use to avoid smoldering/fire. I highly recommend metal skewers (can be found here - affiliate link).

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Don’t forget to head over to Busch’s Market to sign up as a Busch’s MyWay member for exclusive savings, benefits, and to enter to win a years worth of groceries! If you’re in the Brighton area (or near any of these stores), be sure to stop by! You’ll love the wide and amazing selection of premium and local food, beer and wine!

What’s your favorite grill meal or recipe?


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  1. Linda M Renslear July 25, 2017 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Looks like a nice store, lucky you to be near it.

  2. Cecilia Harvard July 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    These look so yummy and that is really saying something coming from me since I’m not a fan of pork (;

  3. Anna July 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    Those pork kabobs look amazing! Groceries for a year?? I couldn’t even imagine!!

  4. Michele Roger July 25, 2017 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    I’ve never seen a marinade with molasses. I can’t wait to try it!

  5. Janette July 25, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Totally saving this for our BBQ this weekend! These kabobs look delicious!

  6. JeeYoung July 25, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    We love Busch’s!! These kabobs look amazing!

  7. Crystal Wachoski July 26, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Oh, those look so good and would work on my diet. Yummy! I wish there was one out here.

  8. Terri Beavers July 29, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    If it wasn’t raining/pouring/flooding here :(, I’d have to head to the river for a day of grilling and outdoor fun. I’ve saved your recipe to try on a sunny day.

  9. rachel July 29, 2017 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Saw your post of this on instagram and OMG I NEEEED these!

  10. Sophie R. August 9, 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Those pork kabobs are just mouth watering. Really yummy, I’m saving this recipe for the next bbq gathering that we do in week or two :). Thank you Amber!

  11. Christine Blsir August 23, 2017 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Busch’s is a great store. I like seafood such as salmon on the grill with veggies

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