Pita & Pork Skewers with Pickled Red Onions

Looking for a refreshing light dinner or lunch? Here is a perfect summer delight – light, bright and flavorful! What would I change? Add more veggies to your liking (avocados, lettuce, tomato).

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Pork Skewers with Pickled Red Onions

Great summertime grill item that is versatile to put in a pita or just dip and eat.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 BBQ


  • 4 lbs ground pork
  • 1 1/3 cup pork rub use your favorite one
  • 4 tbsp flaky sea salt
  • 2 medium red onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp Kosher salt


  • In a bowl, mix ground pork and pork rub until well-combined. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    4 lbs ground pork, 1 1/3 cup pork rub
  • Place the thinly sliced red onion in a large jar or glass bowl.
    2 medium red onions
  • In a saucepan, combine the water, vinegar, sugar, and salt over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt. Carefully pour the vinegar mixture over the onions, then let cool to room temperature while you prepare the pork skewers.
    2 cup water, 4 tbsp granulated sugar, 4 tsp Kosher salt, 2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • When ready to cook, set the BBQ temperature to 400℉. With gloved hands, pack the pork around the soaked wooden skewers in 1-inch-wide sausage shapes. Cook, turning frequently, until browned on all sides and the internal temperature reaches 165℉, about 20 minutes. Remove the skewers from the grill and sprinkle with kosher salt.
    4 tsp Kosher salt
  • Serve with red onions and enjoy!
Keyword pork, red onion


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