Main Dish | August 25, 2016

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor on a black plate with pineapple salsa at the side

Honestly if it weren’t for my husband I would have always stuck with carne asada tacos. I am the kind of person who, when finds a dish they love at a restaurant, sticks to it. I will be the most loyal human to that dish they ever did see. I suppose I’m like this for two reasons…. 1. If I’m going to spend my hard earned money on something it better be good! 2. I’m usually going to that restaurant because I totally craving that specific meal!

My husband has a great knowledge of mexican food and culture. So while he has tried the squid and cow tongues from their personal grills he also always knows some of the best foods to order at a Mexican restaurant. His favorite is tacos al pastor.

A collage image of Tacos al Pastor on a black plate

Al Pastor is pork marinated in chili seasoning and pineapple, then- traditionally it is slowly cooked on a vertical rotisserie. However since we all don’t have rotisserie’s at home you can grill or cook in a skillet.

You will need a few different kinds of chile’s for the marinade. The marinade is KEY for these tacos. you can find these chili’s in the Mexican isle and produce section in pretty much every grocery store.

Guajillo Chile are dried and found in plastic bags by the mexican spices. You will also need adobo in chipotle, and a pasillo chile found by the jalapeños, They are a large, mild green chile.

Ingredients on a white surface for making Tacos al Pastor

After boiling the dried chilis till tender, add all ingredients to blender and blend till smooth.

Step by step photos of making tacos al pastor sauce in a blender

Marinate, grill, and serve with this amazing PINEAPPLE MANGO SALSA

An overhead shot of a pineapple stuffed with pineapple salsa

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Tacos Al Pastor
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
marinating time
4 hrs
Total Time
20 mins

Delicious pork tacos made with your favorite Mexican flavors!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Mexican Tacos, Pork Tacos
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1-2 lbs pork loins
  • 1 large papilla chile
  • 3 guajillo chiles
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 chipotle from can of adobe
  • 1 tsp of adobe sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • sliced limes
  • small tortilla shells
  1. In a small sauce pan boil pasilla chile and guajillo chiles until guajillo chile is soft. about 10 minutes.
  2. Take chiles out, remove stems and seeds.
  3. Place in blender with garlic, cumin, lime, chipotle, adobe sauce, vinegar, pineapple and sugar.
  4. Cut pork loin into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place in bag and pour marinade over.
  5. Allow to marinate for 4 hours-over night.
  6. After marinating place pork on grill or on a skillet on high heat.
  7. Chop into small bite size pieces.
  8. Serve with Limes, onions and cilantro and pineapple salsa.
Nutrition Facts
Tacos Al Pastor
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 703mg20%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 870IU17%
Vitamin C 72mg87%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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