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Tacos al pastor

Tacos Al Pastor Recipe - Spice Trekkers

In Mexico, tacos al pastor are made with meat cooked on a vertical spit, like those used for shawarma or shish taouk. This cooking method was passed down by Lebanese immigrants who arrived in Mexico over a century ago. Of course, this recipe was adapted to local tastes with the addition of spices, chilies… and pineapple!

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs pork, sliced into strips
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • ½ pineapple, cubed
  • Tortillas
  • Pickled onions
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Pickled jalapeños (opt.)

Marinade

Method

  1. Place all the marinade ingredients in a food processor and purée.
  2. In a bowl, mix the marinade and pork strips. Marinate between 12-24 hours in the fridge.
  3. Remove meat from fridge 20 minutes before cooking. Heat a pan on medium. Add the oil and onions. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add pork and sauté for 6-8 minutes.
  5. When the meat is cooked, add the pineapple and stir well.
  6. Serve with tortillas and garnish with cilantro, pickled onions, and jalapeños.

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