Filipino Sweet-and-Spicy Pork Skewers


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Filipino Sweet-and-Spicy Pork Skewers

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    Inspired by Filipino pork skewers, our recipe uses similar flavored ingredients as in the traditional version. Sweet, spicy and oh-so delicious!

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    1 c. Hy-Vee lemon lime soda
    6 tbsp. Hy-Vee thick & rich ketchup
    6 tbsp. packed Hy-Vee brown sugar
    ⅓ c. Hy-Vee less sodium soy sauce
    ¼ c. Full Circle Market organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar
    ¼ c. fresh lemon juice
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee hot honey infused with chilies
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee vegetable oil
    1 tbsp. refrigerated garlic paste
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee cayenne pepper
    4 (8-oz.) Hy-Vee Midwest boneless pork loin America’s cut chops
    Chives, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Whisk
    • Medium bowl
    • Cutting board
    • Sharp knife
    • Large resealable plastic bag
    • Medium saucepan
    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • 4 (12-in.) metal skewers
    • Silicone pastry brush
    • Foil


    1. Whisk together lemon lime soda, ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, hot honey, oil, garlic paste and cayenne pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside 1½ cups marinade.

    2. Cut pork chops into 2-in. pieces. Place pork in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour remaining marinade over pork; seal bag. Turn bag to evenly coat pork pieces with marinade. Marinate in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours, turning bag occasionally.

    3. For sauce, cook reserved 1½ cups marinade in a medium saucepan over medium heat for 14 to 16 minutes or until reduced by half, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

    4. Preheat charcoal or gas grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat (375 degrees). Remove pork pieces from marinade; discard marinade.Thread pork pieces onto 4 (12-in.) metal skewers.

    5. Grill skewers for 11 to 12 minutes or until pork reaches 145 degrees, turning occasionally. Brush skewers with sauce. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes more or until sauce is heated on pork. Loosely cover with foil and let rest for 3 minutes. Garnish with chives, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    280 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 50mg
    • Sodium: 910mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 27g
    • Protein: 23g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 2%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 0%