Tantalizing Filipino BBQ with Pineapple Juice Magic

Filipino barbecue with a twist of pineapple juice brings a sweet and smoky flavor straight to your grill, tantalizing your taste buds with every juicy bite.

Ready to fire up your taste buds with some seriously mouth-watering Filipino BBQ? Juicy, tender cuts marinated in a tangy-sweet pineapple juice mix, grilled to perfection. That’s what we’re diving into! This recipe’s got all the deets, from ingredients to grilling tips. Trust me, your backyard will smell so good, even the neighbors might hose down their lawns just to sniff around!

Filipino BBQ Recipe with Pineapple Juice

filipino bbq recipe with pineapple juice

This Filipino BBQ recipe packs a perfect punch of tropical sweetness with the inclusion of pineapple juice in the marinade. Expect tender, juicy meat with a hint of caramelized goodness, making it irresistibly delicious! It’s the epitome of island flavors grilled to perfection.

  • Cooking Method: Grilling
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Marinating Time: 4 hours (for best results)
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Cuisine: Filipino


  • 2 lbs pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup banana ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in water

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix pineapple juice, soy sauce, banana ketchup, brown sugar, garlic, black pepper, salt, and lemon-lime soda.
  2. Add the cubed pork to the marinade, ensuring each piece is well-coated.
  3. Cover the bowl and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. The longer, the better!
  4. Thread the marinated pork onto the soaked bamboo skewers, leaving a little space between each piece.
  5. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 375-400°F).
  6. Grill the skewers for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pork is fully cooked and has a nice char.
  7. Brush any remaining marinade over the skewers during grilling for extra flavor. But hey, keep it safe – don’t go overboard with that marinade brush!
  8. Remove from grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.


Feeling adventurous? Swap out pork with chicken or beef for a different twist. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime for added zing. Pair these bad boys with a bowl of garlic rice and atchara (pickled papaya) for the full Filipino experience! Remember: patience while marinating is key. Happy grilling! 🥳