Pork and Apple Kabobs with Honey Mustard Sauce

Grilled pork tenderloin kabobs with apples, red onion, red bell pepper, and mushrooms, served with a homemade honey mustard sauce.

These pork and apple kabobs with honey mustard sauce are a tantalizing combination of juicy pork, crisp apples, vibrant red onion, sweet red bell pepper, and earthy button mushrooms. Marinated with olive oil, salt, and pepper, the kabobs are grilled to perfection on a pellet grill, resulting in tender, slightly charred pieces bursting with flavor. The dish is complemented by a homemade honey mustard sauce, made with Dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and a hint of garlic and thyme, providing a sweet and tangy contrast to the savory kabobs.

Servings

2-3

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes

Ingredients

For the Kabobs:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large apples (such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp), cored and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 red onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup button mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Honey Mustard Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)

Instructions

Prepare the Honey Mustard Sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard and honey until well combined. Gradually whisk in the apple cider vinegar and olive oil until the mixture is smooth and emulsified. Stir in the minced garlic, making sure it’s evenly distributed throughout the sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. If desired, add dried thyme for an extra layer of flavor. Set aside.

Prepare the Kabobs: In a large bowl, combine the apple wedges, red onion, red bell pepper, and button mushrooms. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. In another bowl, toss the pork tenderloin pieces with drizzled olive oil and salt and pepper. Thread the pork, apples, onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms onto skewers, alternating pieces.

Preheat the Pellet Grill: Preheat your pellet grill to 400°F (204°C).

Grill the Kabobs: Place the kabobs on the preheated grill. Grill for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pork is cooked through and the vegetables are tender and slightly charred.

Serve: Transfer the kabobs to a serving platter. Drizzle the honey mustard sauce over the kabobs or serve it on the side for dipping.

Prepare the vegetables, cut and season the pork, and prepare the honey mustard sauce.

Thread the pork, apples, onion, bell pepper, and mushrooms onto skewers, alternating pieces.

Grill for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pork is cooked through and the vegetables are tender and slightly charred.