Tacos Al Pastor

August 12, 2017
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Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor is everything heavenly you want in a taco. Yes, I am quite aware at my borderline obsession with tacos. Ok, ok, fine…I am aware of my FULL BLOWN obsession with tacos. But come on who isn’t, especially on a Tuesday night? #tacostuesday FTW! If you want to get an interesting, mouth-watering visual tutorial just click here to check it out: Bien Tasty’s Tacos Al Pastor video. This is where I originally got the idea for these delectable tacos. 

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tacos al pastor, tacos, taco tuesday, pork tacos, cooking with pork, Mexican food, Mexican cusine, florida girl cooks

tacos al pastor, tacos, taco tuesday, pork tacos, cooking with pork, Mexican food, Mexican cusine, florida girl cooks

Tacos Al Pastor

Ingredients

2 – 4 lbs pork shoulder
1/2 bar achiote paste
2 tbsp powdered guajillo chile
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pimienta
3/4 cup vinegar
1 cup pineapple juice
1 pineapple, peeled (4 slices and the rest cubed)
8 corn tortillas
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 white onion, diced
hot sauce of choice

Prepare

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut pork shoulder into even, 1 inch sections.
2. Mix all dry ingredients plus the vinegar and pineapple juice in a large bowl.
3. Place sliced pork in bowl and mix well until all pork slices are coated evenly. Marinate for two hours.
4. Cut pineapple, cilantro, and onion and set aside for taco toppings.
5. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Place to slices of pineapple in the middle and then stick a wooden skewer in the center of both pineapples. Skew through all of the slices of pork and topping with one to two more slices of pineapple at the top.
6. Place in the oven and bake for 1.5 hours.
7. Remove from oven and slice the edges of the meat until all has been sliced off.
8. Place pork pieces in each corn tortilla and top with pineapple, cilantro, onion, and hot sauce of choice.

Tacos Al Pastor
Serves 10
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Prep Time
2 hr 15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
3 hr 45 min
Prep Time
2 hr 15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
3 hr 45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 - 4 lbs pork shoulder
  2. 1/2 bar achiote paste
  3. 2 tbsp powdered guajillo chile
  4. 1 tbsp garlic powder
  5. 1 tbsp oregano
  6. 1 tbsp cumin
  7. 1 tbsp salt
  8. 1 tbsp pimienta
  9. 3/4 cup vinegar
  10. 1 cup pineapple juice
  11. 1 pineapple, peeled (4 slices and the rest cubed)
  12. 8 corn tortillas
  13. 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  14. 1/2 white onion, diced
  15. hot sauce of choice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut pork shoulder into even, 1 inch sections.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients plus the vinegar and pineapple juice in a large bowl.
  3. Place sliced pork in bowl and mix well until all pork slices are coated evenly. Marinate for two hours.
  4. Cut pineapple, cilantro, and onion and set aside for taco toppings.
  5. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. Place to slices of pineapple in the middle and then stick a wooden skewer in the center of both pineapples. Skew through all of the slices of pork and topping with one to two more slices of pineapple at the top.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 1.5 hours.
  7. Remove from oven and slice the edges of the meat until all has been sliced off.
  8. Place pork pieces in each corn tortilla and top with pineapple, cilantro, onion, and hot sauce of choice.
Adapted from Bien Tasty
Adapted from Bien Tasty
Florida Girl Cooks http://floridagirlcooks.com/
tacos al pastor, tacos, taco tuesday, pork tacos, cooking with pork, Mexican food, Mexican cusine, florida girl cooks

tacos al pastor, tacos, taco tuesday, pork tacos, cooking with pork, Mexican food, Mexican cusine, florida girl cooks

tacos al pastor, tacos, taco tuesday, pork tacos, cooking with pork, Mexican food, Mexican cusine, florida girl cooks

author: Teresa Gonzalez

<p>Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She’s a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.</p>

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comAugust 16, 2015

    What a cool idea! I must say, I’m glad you didn’t make the cones – I was feeling singularly unaccomplished!

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comOctober 14, 2015

    congratulations! so happy for you and your family!

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    MargaretNovember 18, 2015

    Hello Teresa, I am so very excited to try your cider bourbon glazed turkey, however the recipe states you have included your own cider bourbon glaze recipe “below”…but it is not there. Would you please send it to me? My William sonoma is out. Thank you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Margaret

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    anna kraft heinOctober 8, 2017

    Hi Teresa! I’m in the same boat as Margaret! Where is the cider bourbon recipe? I don’t see it, either. Can’t wait to try!

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