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Enjoy these easy, delicious Pork Tacos al Pastor made at home on the grill in about 20 minutes (minus the marinating time) for your next Taco Tuesday!  
Grilled Pork Tacos al Pastor
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Marinating Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins
 

Enjoy these easy, delicious Pork Tacos al Pastor made at home on the grill in about 20 minutes (minus the marinating time) for your next Taco Tuesday!  

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 235 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
Marinade
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) Farmer John Boneless Fresh Pork Loin, cut into thin slices
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon achiote powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
For Serving
  • 12 small flour tortillas
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Remaining 3/4 of a fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, then grilled and diced
Instructions
  1. Slice the pork loin into thin slices, no more than 1/2-inch thick.  Transfer to a large bowl or heavy duty zip-tight bag.  

  2. In a blender, combine the onion, pineapple, orange juice, white vinegar, garlic, chipotle pepper, ancho chili powder, achiote powder, cumin, oregano, and salt.  Blend until smooth, then pour over the thinly sliced pork.  Seal or cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but up to 24 hours, to marinate.

  3. Heat a grill to high heat, then remove the meat from the marinade and grill over direct heat until cooked through, about 2-4 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of your pork.  Grill the remaining pineapple at the same time by first cutting it into wedges then grilling over high heat for 4-6 minutes per side, until warm and slightly charred.

  4. Transfer the grilled pork loin to a cutting board and stack, then slice thinly to get that shaved taco meat look.  

  5. Pile the chopped grilled pork on warm flour tortillas with the diced white onion, diced grilled pineapple, chopped cilantro, and a lime wedge, then serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Epicurious.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pork Tacos al Pastor
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1275mg 53%
Potassium 280mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 18.8%
Vitamin C 38.1%
Calcium 9.8%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.