Swineapple: Stuffed Pineapple with Ribs Wrapped in Bacon

Holly| December 27, 2016

Looking for a dish to serve to your family this holiday season? You might want to try serving “swineapple” for a change.

Swineapple was created by Josh Bush of Texas. As soon as he shared a photo of the meat fest on the Internet, hundreds of people have tried to copy it.  If you wish to recreate the swineapple yourself, make sure to follow the easy steps below.

How to Make a Swineapple: Pineapple Stuffed with Ribs Wrapped in Bacon

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1. Peel off the pineapple’s skin, including the eyes, but leave the top and bottom since you’ll be using this later.
2. Cut the pineapple into two.
3. Remove the core and hollow out space for your meat.
4. Season your meat with any of your favorite seasonings (caraway, celery seed, cloves, coriander, fennel, ginger, juniper berries, dry mustard powder, paprika, sage, or savory).
5. Put the sliced piece back on to make it look like a complete pineapple again. Lightly season the pineapple to taste.
6. Wrap the reassembled pineapple with thick cuts of bacon. Secure it with skewers or barbecue sticks.
7. Set the smoker at 240 and place the pineapple inside.
8. Spray the pineapple with apple juice every 20–30 minutes to keep the bacon moist and colorful.
9. Allow it to cool before serving.

Bonus:  Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple Mozzarella Ring

Another alternative to the swineapple is pineapple mozzarella rings. Check out the simple recipe below.

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Ingredients:

4 pieces of sliced pineapple rings

12 slices of bacon

2 large pieces of sweet yellow onion, cut into 1/3 inch rings

4 mozzarella string cheese sticks

1 pinch of your favorite barbecue rub

2 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce

Instructions:

1. Cut yellow onion into 1/3 inch rings. Make sure to match onion rings to the pineapple slices.

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2. It is preferred to use sliced pineapples, so make sure to drain the juice and set the slices aside.

3. Slice the mozzarella string in half, then put half of it in the onion ring and the other half to fill in the remaining gap.

4. Place the mozzarella-lined onion ring on top of the pineapple and wrap it with bacon slices. Use as many slices of bacon to wrap the ring until everything is in place.

5. Once wrapped, sprinkle the rings with your favorite barbecue seasoning.

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6. Cook indirectly at 400°F for 30 minutes.

7. Let it cool down for a few minutes before serving. Serve with dipping sauce.

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