Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

Looking for an easy Tacos al Pastor recipe? Learn how to make Tacos al Pastor using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bekka78

Makes 3 servings



These pineapple and pork tacos are the original fusion food?a cross between Middle Eastern shawarma and the guajillo-rubbed grilled pork served by Mexican street vendors. The pork needs to marinate four hours.

Recipe Ingredients for Tacos al Pastor

1/2 cup white onion
1 cup pineapple, peeled, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/8 cup distilled white vinegar
1/8 cup chili powder
2 garlic cloves, halved
1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 chipotle pepper
2 teaspoons adobo sauce, from canned chipotle chiles in adobo
1 lb lean pork loin
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Recipe Directions for Tacos al Pastor

  1. Coarsely chop 1 onion half. Coarsely chop 2 pineapple rounds, discarding core; cover and chill remaining pineapple. Place chopped onion and chopped pineapple in blender. Add orange juice and next 7 ingredients; puree marinade until smooth. Place pork in large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade and seal bag, releasing excess air. Turn to coat. Chill at least 4 hours and up to 1 day.

  2. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill remaining pineapple until warm and slightly charred, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Grill pork with some marinade still clinging until slightly charred and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer pineapple and pork to work surface; chop pineapple into 1/2-inch cubes, discarding cores. Chop pork. Transfer to platter; toss to combine.

  3. Meanwhile, finely chop remaining onion half and place in medium bowl. Add cilantro; toss to combine. Grill tortillas until warm and slightly charred, about 10 seconds per side.

  4. Serve pork-pineapple mixture with onion-cilantro relish, Smoky Two-Chile Salsa, and lime wedges.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 281.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
385
Calories from Fat
134
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.9g
23%
Saturated Fat
5.3g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
119mg
40%
Sodium
627mg
26%
Potassium
892mg
25%
Total Carbohydrates
17.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
9.8g
Protein
45.0g
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 130%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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