Taco al Pastor

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How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Taco al Pastor Cooking How-Tos

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

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Tacos al Pastor literally means "shepherd's tacos". Commercially in Mexico, the meat is cooked on a rotating spit and carved into thin slices to fill tacos. This recipe gives you some of the same flavors and you can make it at home.
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 ...

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