Makes 3 Kebabs
By now you should know that everything pairs well with bacon, but boy, do we have a combo for you! Get ready to turn your kitchen into a kababary and your mouth into a summer time party with our Burnt End Kebabs with Pineapple encapsulating everything great about both bacon and barbecue in a few chewy bites! Our Burnt Bacon End Kebabs are the perfect go-to for a quick easy and yummy summertime din-din. Close your eyes and you'll swear you're on that perfect Hawaiian vacation you've been dreaming about.
These easy 30 min kebabs are layered with tender pieces of our famous pre-marinated BBQ Burnt Bacon Ends and sweet juicy pineapple. After partnering up with our friends at Oakland Dust, we created just the right accompanying sauce to go with our specific cut of meat. Blending the original Oakland Dusts sauce The One, and its spicy cousin The Hot One we created a medium heat sauce of sweet, tangy, and smokey goodness that makes you want to melt inside! Trust us when we say Salt Bae has got nothing on us in the spice category.
Fresh Pineapple works best for grilling so skip the can. Choosing a pineapple can be tricky and let's face it, pineapples aren't the friendliest fruit in the world. They’re covered in spikes. Their leaves are like small Ginsu knives and they've got thick skin. You can even go so far as to say that pineapples are kind of introverted extroverts. It's hard to get them to come out and have a good time but once they're out, it's a full on party! But we digress here's how to tell if a pineapple is ripe. #1 It's yellow. We know DUH, right? But we mean on the outside. The yellower the color the riper it is. #2 Even when pineapples are perfectly yellow, they still have spikes. Sorry. We can’t do anything about that, but touching them still helps figure out if they’re ripe or not. The difference in texture won’t be dramatic but it should feel slightly soft when you squeeze it. And finally, #3 give it's bottom a good whiff. If the bottom of it smells ripe, fruity, sweet, and bright, that's your pineapple! Ripe pineapple is perfectly sweet, slightly tangy, and somehow packed with the warmth of the sun so take your time and pick a good one.
Wondering what to serve with your Burnt End Pineapple kebabs? May we suggest a few Hawaiian staples of Coconut Rice and Hawaiian macaroni salad or Sweet Potatoes and Hawaiian Rolls, because Hawaii may be further away than you'd like. We hope you love this recipe as much as we do. We also hope you put on some tropical tunes while you kebab away. But whatever you do, don't forget to make yourself a strong Mai Tai tonight because you deserve it!
- 16 oz pack Burnt Bacon Ends
- 1 ripe pineapple, trimmed and cored
- Metal skewers
- Preheat grill to medium heat
- Cut the pineapple into 1.5” cubes
- Thread alternating pieces of pineapple and bacon onto the skewers
- Grill skewers, flipping every few minutes until well charred, about 12 minutes total.
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