Rating: 4 stars
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
  • 26 Ratings

A beautifully complex glaze of Chinese five-spice, rich soy sauce, sweet brown sugar and tangy ketchup lends incredible Asian-inspired flavor to these perfect pork kabobs. It's a fast and easy dish you'll want to try again and again. Soaking wood or bamboo skewers in cold water for 20-30 minutes before use will help to ensure they do not burn on the grill.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

6 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • For sauce, in a small bowl combine ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, and five-spice powder. For kabobs, trim tenderloin, slice thinly, and thread slices onto skewers. Brush skewered meat with some of the sauce.

  • Grill kabobs on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals for 3 to 4 minutes. Brush with remaining sauce. Turn kabobs; grill 3 to 4 minutes more or until fully cooked. To serve, sprinkle with peanuts and cilantro. If desired, serve lime wedges alongside.

Serving Suggestion:

If you like, serve with cooked vermicelli or angel hair pasta and cantaloupe cut into matchstick pieces. Pass soy sauce at the table.


If time permits, soak bamboo skewers in water before using. This helps to prevent the skewers from burning.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; fat 11g; cholesterol 111mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 7g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 4g; protein 38g; vitamin a 388.7IU; vitamin c 6.5mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 12.6mg; vitamin b6 1.4mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.9mcg; sodium 458mg; potassium 804mg; calcium 30.3mg; iron 2.3mg.