Top Rated Taco al Pastor Recipes

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Maria Corbalan, Taco Xpress, Austin, Texas, Southern Living JUNE 2009
Tacos Al pastor is a Mexican dish featuring a pork and pineapple mixutre. By marinating the pork with pineapple, the protein in the pork breaks down resulting in very tender meat. These tacos are genererally served on soft tortillas and include cilantro, onions, lime juice, pineapple, and salsa.
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Roast Pork Tacos
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I’ve found that some of the best food in Mexico, including tacos, is roadside — doled out from street carts, and at small loncherias, or lunch counters, often found in local markets. I first tasted one of my favorites, tacos al pastor, just outside of San Miguel de Allende in central Mexico. Similar to schwarma, spit-cooked meat brought by the Lebanese to Mexico, tacos al pastor features pork marinated in chiles and cooked rotisserie-style. For an easy home version, I roast the pork shoulder until fork tender and serve it with a variety of garnishes, including grilled pineapple. You could also add chunks of fresh pineapple to the roasting pan during the last hour of cooking. I like to serve the meat in fresh hot corn tortillas or cabbage leaves. This recipe is from A Mouthful of Stars. Click here for more information on the cookbook.
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bsherrill
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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ChicagoErin20
Ingredients: 1 large white onion, halved 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 cup guajillo chile powder 3 garlic cloves, halved 2 t coarse kosher salt 1 t dried oregano 1 t ground cumin 1 large or 2 small chipotle chiles ...
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flyer920
Ingredients: # 4 dried guajillo chiles (about 1 ounce) # 1 dried ancho chile # 2 dried chipotle chiles # 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice # 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice # 1/4 cup Coca-Cola # 3 tablespoons cider vinegar # 1 teaspoon annatto seeds ...
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cookiedog
This is my favorite kind of taco from a taqueria. Don't leave out the pineapple- pieces of it in which make it so good! The cook time includes time in fridge. This recipe includes directions for both the grill or oven. Recipe from Baja: Cooking on the Edge.
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Justin Large
"Tacos, whiskey, hillbilly music"—that's the promise of Chicago's Big Star, famed chef Paul Kahan's new project with Donnie Madia and mixologist Michael Rubel of Violet Hour. Though they call the place a dive (it's not), the classic tacos—like the exceptional grilled-pork one here—are impressively fresh. And there's a take-out window.
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latinfoodie
Ive tried for so long to get down al pastor, i love getting it at the taco truck, so this is my version of it
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Joshua Bousel
Tacos and gyrating meat hold a special place in my heart, making tacos al pastor a super food in my book. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, a vertical broiler has yet to make its way onto my wedding registry. Not to be discouraged, I set out to recreate tacos al pastor the best way I know how: by grilling them. The deep smokey spiciness provided by guajillo and chipotle chiles mixed with the sweetness of the pineapple came through extraordinarily on the grill. These flavors combined to make a truly delectable taco, leaving me content on the taste part of meal—but the absence of gyration left a bit to be desired on the texture side. What I love about gyrating meat is how the outer layer becomes nice and crisp due to being exposed to the heat; when that layer is sliced off for a sandwich or taco, you get a unique combination of the crunchy outside and tender inside. I was unable to achieve that crunchiness on the grill without totally overcooking the pork, and in the end, a well cooked meat was more important. Even though the grilled tacos al pastor were excellent, they will never be a replacement for the real deal. About the author: Joshua Bousel blogs about grilling on his blog, The Meatwave, and appears weekly here on Serious Eats during grilling season. Tacos al Pastor Adapted from Steven Raichlen
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cookiedog
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. I like to serve it with grilled pineapple slices from my grill pan or the backyard grill. Recipe from TACOS.
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Steven Raichlen
These grilled pineapple and grilled pork tacos are the original fusion food—a cross between Middle Eastern shawarma and the guajillo-rubbed grilled pork served by Mexican street vendors.
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Molly53
Al pastor, meaning literally
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