Adobo Pork Kebabs

Adobo Pork Kebabs
Adobo Pork Kebabs. Stuart West/Getty Images
  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
543 Calories
38g Fat
19g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 543
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 31g
Calcium 177mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This simple pork kebab uses pork loin, a less expensive cut than pork tenderloin but with a powerful marinade it is just and tender and loaded with flavor. This is one of those recipes you can put together in the morning and grill up hot and fast at dinner time.


  • 1 1/2 pounds/700 g boneless pork loin
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons/45 mL chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (about 3 chiles)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL brown sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Cut pork loin into 1 inch cubes. Combine vinegar, cilantro, oregano, chiles, garlic, and brown sugar in a blender or food processor. Start blending and pour in olive oil and melted butter slowly until smooth. Set aside 1/3 cup of marinade and pour the rest into a zip-top bag. Add pork cubes and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for a medium high heat. Thread pork onto skewers and place on hot grill. Grill for about 12 to 15 minutes (look for an internal temperature of 160 degrees F/70 degrees C), turn occasionally and brush with reserved marinade. Remove from grill and serve.