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Authentic Tacos al Pastor Recipe

Authentic Tacos al Pastor Recipe

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How To Make Authentic Tacos al Pastor

Have yourself some authentic taco goodness with the added crunch. Ground meat, topped with oniones, tomatoes, and salsa will bring out the Mexican flavors you’ve been craving for. Follow these taco recipes to get those crunchy and tasty bites.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour and 30 minutes



  • 1 pound pork shoulder, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons achiote paste
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Pineapple chunks (optional, for serving)
  • Lime wedges (optional, for serving)


  1. In a bowl, combine garlic, achiote paste, vinegar, chipotle in adobo sauce, oregano, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, and pineapple juice. Mix well.

  2. Add the sliced pork to the marinade and mix until well-coated. Let it marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best flavor.

  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the marinated pork and cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.

  4. In a separate skillet, heat the tortillas over medium heat until warm and flexible.

  5. Assemble the tacos by placing a spoonful of the cooked pork onto each tortilla. Top with sliced red onion, fresh cilantro, and any optional toppings you desire.

  6. Serve the Tacos al Pastor with pineapple chunks and lime wedges on the side.


  • Calories : 380kcal
  • Total Fat : 14g
  • Saturated Fat : 4g
  • Cholesterol : 62mg
  • Sodium : 652mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 38g
  • Dietary Fiber : 6g
  • Sugar : 6g
  • Protein : 25g
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