Pork Skewers (Shashlik)

Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
You'll love this easy-to-follow Grilled Pork Skewers recipe with simple marinade from Natasha's Kitchen. Yeah it's a keeper.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $7-$9
Servings: 6


  • 1 3/4 to 2 lb Pork Sirloin
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine such as merlot
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 medium onion sliced into 1" pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 6 to 8 12-inch wooden skewers


  1. Chop pork into 1 inch pieces and place them in a large bowl. Add sliced onion and press in the 4-5 cloves of garlic.
  2. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper and stir everything to combine.
  3. Pour in 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup red wine. Stir everything to combine.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  5. About 15-30 minutes before your meat is done marinating, place 6-8 wooden skewers in a pyrex dish with enough water to submerge the sticks.
  6. Preheat your grill and just before adding your meat, set to medium.
  7. Skewer the meat and onions (don't squish them too tightly together; they meat should be just touching on the skewer, not smashed together).
  8. Grill over medium heat, turning every 4 minutes or so until all sides are browned and the meat is cooked through.

Enjoy with our favorite BBQ sauce or A1.