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Prep Time:
30 Minutes
Serves:
4 to 8
Grill time:
2 Hours

BBQ Swineapple Recipe

How to make a Swineapple

Posted on by Andrea Alden
BBQ Swineapple Recipe
Serves 4 to 8
Prep Time:
Grill time: 2 Hours

I have been meaning to make this BBQ Swineapple Recipe for some time. I just love the play on words that is the name. I mean, who doesn’t love saying Swineapple? Sweet, acidic, and porky. This BBQ Recipe has it all in spades. Served with some fried rice, you have a meal that was as filling as it is tasty. 


Now I ended up doing this recipe twice. I had the brilliant idea that you could use the rotisserie to cook this, getting a beautiful and crispy bacon crust on every side! It didn’t go so well. Due to the acid content from the pineapple, the bacon disintegrated, even though I used a thicker cut. Remember that your bacon will break down faster if you use regular bacon. In the end, I ended up roasting the BBQ Swineapple on a rack over a drip pan. It was still delicious, however, the bottom wasn’t glazed and crispy, as I had hoped.

Weave the bacon & Season
Weave the bacon & Season
Gently stuff with pork
Gently stuff with pork
Wrap it in bacon
Wrap it in bacon

BBQ Swineapple Recipe

Serves: 4 to 8       Total Time: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • large whole pineapple 
  • ½ lb. pork loin roast 
  • your favorite BBQ seasoning 
  • 1 package of thick cut bacon 
  • your favorite BBQ sauce (try our recipe for ShōchūBBQ Sauce
  • skewers or butcher’s twine 
  • drip pan

Directions

Step 1
Preheat the grill to 300°F preparing for indirect grilling, or using the rear burner only.
Step 2
Remove the top, bottom, and skin from the pineapple. Carefully cut out the hard core of the pineapple, plus a little more, to make room for the pork loin. Set aside.
Step 3
Lay out some plastic wrap on a flat surface and use the bacon to create a tight weave pattern. Season the bacon with your favorite BBQ rub.
Step 4
Trim the pork loin to fit in the opening you created in the pineapple, then season it with your favorite rub and BBQ sauce before gently stuffing it in the pineapple. You may need to trim the pork a little further to fit. Do this as gently as possible to avoid tearing the pineapple.
Step 5
Using the plastic wrap to help, wrap the pineapple with the bacon weave that you made. Use butcher’s twine or soaked wooden skewers to keep everything in place.
Step 6
Place the Swineapple, seam side down, on the roasting rack over the drip pan. Grill the Swineapple using indirect heat, or the rear burner. Use the Napoleon Wireless Digital Thermometer, with the probe placed directly into the center pork and set to 155°F, to monitor the internal temperature.
Step 7
Starting at the 1 hour mark, begin basting your Swineapple with BBQ sauce. Baste on all sides, every 10 minutes until the pork is done.
Step 8
Carefully slice the Swineapple and serve hot. It will be a little messy, however, the crazy flavor will make up for looks. Try it with some BBQ Fried Rice, or a delicious salad.
Grill and glaze with BBQ Sauce
Grill and glaze with BBQ Sauce
It's ready at 155°F
It's ready at 155°F
Carefully slice it
Carefully slice it
Serve with fried rice
Serve with fried rice
Or a salad
Or a salad
Enjoy
Enjoy

This BBQ Swineapple Recipe didn’t turn out how I had hoped initially, though it wound up tasting delicious. I chose a deep and rich sauce to go with this recipe because the pineapple would already be providing an acidic base, and the pork would be complimented hugely by the fruit flavor. What’s your opinion? Pork and pineapple – yes please or no thank you?


Happy Grilling!




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