Taco al Pastor

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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.
Believe it or not, I am posting yet another pastor recipe! I love this stuff! Never, ever, forget the extra grilled pineapple, it makes them something special. The meat needs to marinate from 4 hours up to 1 day. From Bon Appetit May 2008.
Ingredients: 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 (8-oz.) can pineapple tidbits in juice, drained 1 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon Mexican-style chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried ...