Greek Pork Kabobs...from a whole pork loin

Greek marinated pork kabobs with garden salad and rice

Cleaning out our freezer has made room to purchase food when on sale and work on restocking it. My most recent find was a whole pork loin. You might ask...what do you do with a whole pork loin? Until recently, I had no idea...

A whole pork loin is a lot of meat but again another deal I just couldn't pass up. This pork loin was 9.5 pounds and just over $18. So I watched a couple YouTube videos on how to cut a pork loin and then got to work.

whole pork loin

I cut the following:
  • 1 - 3lb roast
  • 6 pork chops
  • 6 thin slices (to make schnitzel)
  • 3 - 1 cup portions of stewing pork for stir-fries and kabobs.
pork loin cut into roast, pork chops and stewing pork. Meat is  bagged ready to freeze
Assuming we invite company over for a pork roast, this amount of meat gives two people at least ten meals. Which works out to $1.80 per meal plus your sides. You just can't beat that!

Our first meal used a package of stewing pork to make oven baked Greek Pork Kabobs. My daughter cooked rice and made a simple salad to complete our meal.

Greek Marinade
Mix the following into a bowl:
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice (I used a tablespoon but my daughter thought it was to lemony).
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
Greek marinade in bowl
  •  add your meat to the marinade and mix until all is covered.
stewing pork added to Greek marinade
  •  Marinate for at least 1 hour in the fridge. I marinated the pork for the day.  
  • Also, soak your skewers in water for at least 30 minutes to help prevent them from burning.
stewing pork mixed into the marinade
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Place meat on the skewers and on to a baking dish or pan.
pork kabobs on pan ready for baking
  •  Bake for abut 20 minutes, until the internal temperature of the meat is 71 C (160 F).
fully cooked pork kabobs

Shannon RD
Registered Dietitian