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Tacos Al Pastor


Posted: June 24

Time: 4 hours 25 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Tacos Al Pastor is actually a unique fusion of Mexican and Lebanese cuisines, and are essentially shawarma tacos. The pork is juicy and marinated in a bright and spicy sauce that must be tasted to be believed. Served alongside caramelized and charred pineapples, Tacos Al Pastor is a refreshing and hearty dish that will make you fall in love with tacos all over again!


Ingredients

For the filling:
1 (2-3 pound) pork butt or loin, boneless
1 large pineapple, peeled and cored, divided
1 white onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1 chipotle pepper in adobo
2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
For serving:
12 small corn or flour tortillas
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1 small red onion, diced
2 large limes, wedged

Directions

Step 1

Slice the pork into thin slices.

Step 2

Place the pork slices into a large mixing bowl.

Step 3

Cut the cored pineapple into large wide spears about 2-inches wide.

Step 4

Dice about 1 cup of the pineapple, setting the remaining aside as spears.

Step 5

Using a blender, blend together the onion, the diced pineapple, the orange juice, the white vinegar, the chipotle, the chile powder, the garlic, the salt, and the oregano, pureeing until you’ve achieved a smooth texture.

Step 6

Pour the mixture over the pork slices, ensuring everything is covered.

Step 7

Place the pork in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

Step 8

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 9

Sear each pork slice until fully cooked, about 2-4 minutes per slice.

Step 10

Lightly sear the pineapple spears until barely charred, about 2 minutes.

Step 11

Chop the cooked pork and dice the charred pineapple.

Step 12

Serve in tortillas topped with fresh cilantro, red onion, and lime.


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