Grilled Brunch Skewers with Spicy Maple Glaze

Grilled pineapple sausage skewers that are sweet, spicy, smoky and so flavorful! You won’t believe the easy glaze. Easy, excellent brunch skewers recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

These grilled pineapple sausage skewers are easy as can be and so tasty! The glaze on these brunch skewers is everything. You won’t believe it only has 3 ingredients and the secret is TABASCO® Sauce. It is sweet, spicy, smoky,… so flavorful! Big thank you to our friends at TABASCO® Brand who sponsored this delicious recipe.

These skewers come together quickly and you can completely make them ahead. Welcome your summer brunch party guests to the sweet smoky aroma of these grilling away.

Have you tried grilled pineapple before? I’m convinced it is the best way to eat pineapple. The grill caramelizes the glaze on the outside and really amplifies the natural sweetness of pineapple. It pairs beautifully with sausage and bell pepper and gives these skewers almost tropical flavor!

Watch How to Make Pineapple Sausage Brunch Skewers:

We kept the glaze simple but the flavor is so impressive! TABASCO® Sauce is the secret ingredient here. It is our favorite hot sauce and is made with just three ingredients: tabasco peppers, salt and vinegar. It adds a surprising but pleasant bit of heat to these skewers. P.S. Check out all of our TABASCO® recipes here.

This recipe has simple ingredients and requires very little effort, but the flavors are impressive!

Grilled pineapple sausage skewers that are sweet, spicy, smoky and so flavorful! You won’t believe the easy glaze. Easy, excellent brunch skewers recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

Make-ahead tip: Skewers and glaze can be prepared a day ahead, covered and refrigerated for easy entertaining! Brush with glaze just before grilling.

Grilled pineapple sausage skewers that are sweet, spicy, smoky and so flavorful! You won’t believe the easy glaze. Easy, excellent brunch skewers recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

⬇Print-Friendly Pineapple Sausage Skewers Recipe:

Grilled Brunch Skewers with Spicy Maple Glaze

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Grilled pineapple sausage skewers that are sweet, spicy, smoky and so flavorful! You won’t believe the easy glaze.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$14
Calories: 225 kcal
Servings: 6 skewers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pineapple cut into 18 count 1 1/2" pieces
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper cut into 18, 1 1/2" pieces
  • 1 red onion (medium) cut into (18 count) pieces
  • 1 lb large turkey sausages or kielbasa cut into (18 count) 1 1/2" thick rings
  • 1/4 cup original BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (real maple syrup)
  • 2 tsp TABASCO® Sauce

Instructions

Prep:

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat (300˚F).

How to Make Pineapple Sausage Skewers:

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup BBQ sauce, 1/4 cup maple syrup and 2 tsp TABASCO® Sauce. Stir together and set aside.
  2. Thread sausage, pineapple pieces, red bell pepper and red onion onto the skewer, alternating the ingredients as you add them.
  3. Brush skewers with marinade then place on the preheated bbq, cover and grill on the first side 3 minutes then turn, brush with more marinade and grill about 2-minutes per side, brushing with more marinade as you turn the skewers. Grill until vegetables are cooked to desired doneness (total grilling time 10-12 minutes).
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Brunch Skewers with Spicy Maple Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 615mg 26%
Potassium 406mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 79.6%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Grilled pineapple sausage skewers that are sweet, spicy, smoky and so flavorful! You won’t believe the easy glaze. Easy, excellent brunch skewers recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

Q: Have you ever hosted a brunch party? What was on your menu?? Let me know in a comment below. I am always looking for new brunch-time inspiration!

Grilled pineapple sausage skewers that are sweet, spicy, smoky and so flavorful! You won’t believe the easy glaze. Easy, excellent brunch skewers recipe. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Karolina
    February 12, 2018

    Did this for brunch babyshower, it was a hit! People loved it Sooo much. Thank you Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 12, 2018

      You’re welcome Karolina! I’m glad to hear how much everyone loves the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Anne Watson
    January 28, 2018

    It’s too cold to start up our charcoal grill-so I made this recipe using my oven. I put all the ingredients including the sauce-in a 9 x 13 pan and baked for about 1/2 hour at 350 degrees. I served it over rice-it was absolutely delicious!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 28, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us Anne, I’m drooling, just thinking about it 😋 Reply

  • Mary C
    September 30, 2017

    We have a bunch of wild game and used elk sausage. It was awesome! great flavor 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 30, 2017

      Wow, that would be delicious! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe Mary! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • katie
    August 28, 2017

    Do you have any ideas on what to serve this with to make it a complete meal?.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 28, 2017

      Hi Katie, it depends on how you are serving them. If serving for breakfast or brunch, I would pair with scrambled eggs or these breakfast potatoes, if serving for lunch, rice would be great with this. Reply

  • Nadia
    August 27, 2017

    Natasha thank you for great recipe! What kind of sousage did you use?
    Thank you😁 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 28, 2017

      Hi Nadia, I used a natural chicken apple sausage from Costco 🙂 The same kind can be found in Fred Meyer stores. Reply

  • Victoria
    August 27, 2017

    This glaze looks amazing! Do you think it would be good just with veggies and pineapple? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 27, 2017

      Hi Victoria, yes this would be amazing as a vegetarian kebab! 🙂 Reply

  • Deen
    August 25, 2017

    The first time I tried grilled pineapple was in Hawaii – it really is delicious grilled. I’ll have to try your glaze next time. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 25, 2017

      Ha! That’s awesome! My husband and I had grilled Hawaiian pineapple in Maui – we bought it at Costco there and it was the sweetest pineapple I’ve ever tried and it didn’t leave the tingly tongue after effect when you eat way too much of it 😉 Reply

  • Natalie
    August 25, 2017

    I would totally make this over a camp fire – that would be so easy and amazing! Thanks for the idea Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 25, 2017

      You’re so welcome and I love your idea of putting these over a camp fire! Reply

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