Gear up for summer with these delicious BBQ Pork Skewers! They're tender, seasoned with smokey BBQ bacon rub, and slathered with peach-bourbon BBQ sauce! Yeah, they're pretty magical.
These pork skewers are perfect with my Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce Recipe.
Cooking outside is the best! Summer grilling makes kitchen clean up so easy! Not to mention grilled food is a great way to
I also use my signature BBQ Spice Rub. You can download it here!
Why you need to make this recipe
- Bacon: Everything is better with bacon, right? The bacon rub on these grilled pork kebabs is nothing short of simply scrumptious. Lots of smoky-sweet bacon flavor, coming right up. What could possibly be better?
- BBQ: I don't know about you, but cooking on the grill is my favorite. Say goodbye to kitchen cleanup.
Foodology Geek's recipe notes
These pork kebabs are one of my favorite things to put on the grill. The bacon rub gives these pork skewers so much flavor.
- Pork tri-tip, AKA club roast: This is my favorite cut of pork for this recipe. It's leaner than pork shoulder but is still tender and has great flavor.
- Bacon rub: I make bacon rub by adding the BBQ rub and the uncooked bacon to my food processor. Using the blade, pulse until you have a thick paste.
Step By Step Instructions
- Make the bacon rub in the food processor.
- Cut the pork club roast into 2-inch chunks and then add the pieces of pork to a large bowl. Toss with the bacon rub until all the pieces are well coated.
- Using metal skewers or bamboo skewers, skewer the meat and set on a large platter.
- Heat the grill to about 500℉, if you are using a gas grill. For a charcoal grill, you want to grill these pork kabobs over a hot flame.
- Grill the pork for about 4 minutes, flip and grill for an additional 4 minutes.
Safe Cooking Temp For Pork
According to the National Pork Board, the safe temp for pork is 145℉/63℃.
We love camping recipes!
I'm not willing to compromise my foodie ways, even if we're roughing it.
To make a deconstructed version of my BBQ Pork Skewers, just season them and pack up your prepared ingredients for transport.
When you're ready to cook, pull out your lodge dutch oven and cook them right on the fire! I like to add in some yukon gold potatoes.
Always a crowd pleaser!
FAQs and Recipe Tips
I have two favorite cuts of meat for BBQ.
1. Pork tri-tip cut: This roast cut is often called a pork club roast. The pork club roast is a boneless pork roast cut. It is a tender cut that is leaner than a pork shoulder.
2. Pork shoulder, AKA pork butt: Pork shoulder is what is typically used for pulled pork recipes. The pork shoulder is a fattier cut and does really well during the long process of smoking.
This recipe is so easy to make camping! I bring my Lodge Cast Iron Camp Oven with me and cook this BBQ pork right in the campfire.
Want to know what other campfire recipes I cooked while camping?
Check out my post on super easy camping recipes to see what we ate on our Big Sur camping trip!
What to serve with Grilled Pork Skewers
- Classic Potato Salad
- Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
- Baked Beans
- Savory Watermelon Salad
- Cherry Crumble
- Easy Apple Crisp
More Summer Grilling Recipes
- Easy Grilled Chicken
- Steak Marinade - A Farmgirl's Kitchen
- 76 Things to Cook on the Grill - DeLish
- 15 Easy Summer Grilling Recipes - Gimme Some Oven
Grilled BBQ Pork Skewers
- 2 lbs Pork Club Roast cut, cubed
- 2 tablespoons Barbecue Rub Foodology Geek Brand
- 8 slices Applewood smoked bacon
Peach-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
- 2 tsp Coconut Oil or butter
- 4 Peaches peeled and diced
- ½ Medium Sweet Onion grated or finely diced
- 4 cloves Garlic minced
- ½ cup Panela Sugar or Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Bourbon
- 3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
- ¼ tsp Allspice
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Cayenne you can use more if you like more spice
- 1 tsp Ground Mustard
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- Combine the bacon and the bbq rub in a food processor and process until you have a smooth paste.
- Cube the roast into 2-inch chunks. Combine the meat with the bacon rub and toss to coat.
- Skewer the meat on bamboo or metal skewers.
Peach-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
- Add the oil, the onions, the garlic and the salt to a medium saucepan. Heat to medium-high. Then add the diced peaches and cook until they are soft, about 30 minutes.
- Add the spices, the sugar, the tomato paste, and the vinegar. Simmer for 30 minutes to an hour. Cook until sugar is dissolved and the peaches are soft.
- Add the bourbon and then continue to simmer into bbq sauce is thick.
- Optional: Using an stick blender or high powered blender. Puree until smooth.
Grill or bake these skewers.
- Grill: On medium-high flame until thoroughly cooked. About 6-8 minutes per side.
- Bake: At 425℉ until thoroughly done. About 20 minutes.
- Keep in mind that oven and grill temperatures vary. Safe temperature for pork is 145℉. Then rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
- Prepare the meat as instructed above and seal it in a freezer bag or in a vacuum-sealed bag. Freeze the meat for transport. I leave the meat un skewered for camping.
- Add the pork, 1 cup of barbecue sauce, and the potatoes to a parchment-lined campfire dutch oven.
- Prepare the charcoal fire: When the coals are white-hot spread them out into a single layer and then place the cast-iron dutch oven into the fire.
- Using heavy tongs, cover the top of the dutch oven with hot coals.
- Cook for 25 minutes.
- Using the castiron lid-puller you can check to see if the meat is done. If not you can replace the lid and cook it longer.