Barbecued Pork Skewers

This is a recipe that will make you the hit of the party. When I first tried these, they were made by my grandmother’s friend who lives in New York City. The juicy meat with an excellent smoky flavor was so good, it reminded me of our family gatherings. Now, I’m sharing this easy recipe to make for your friends and family!

prep: 20 mins cook: 40 mins additional: 4 hrs total: 4 hrs 60 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 4 servings


½ cup prepared barbecue sauce

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

1 large clove garlic, finely grated

1 (2 pound) pork shoulder

½ teaspoon ground cumin

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup grated onion

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon paprika


Slice the pork shoulder in half lengthwise. Cut each piece across into thin, 1/8-inch slices.

Transfer pork to a mixing bowl and add garlic, onion, brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and cayenne. Mix with your hands until thoroughly combined.

Wrap in plastic wrap and transfer into a refrigerator for 4 hours, or up to overnight.

Preheat an charcoal grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

Weave pork slices on metal skewers, folding the longer pieces in half as you go. Slices should be pressed snugly together as you build the skewer.

Grill skewers over the hot charcoal until browned and no longer pink, turning frequently, about 30 minutes. Brush on barbecue sauce and turn skewers several times so the sauce caramelizes, about 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 359 calories; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 16.9g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 89.1mg; sodium 1379.5mg.

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