How To Make Tacos Al Pastor At Home

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Julbi Pandoh
Julbi is a Punjab native who enjoys nothing better than making something special from a bunch of ingredients for her husband and daughter. This is what she loves to do and no one can deny the fact how much a Punjabi loves food. And we can see that in Julbi’s enthusiasm for food.

If you crave tacos at odd hours, then this recipe is definitely for you. The recipe that I am going to share today is for Tacos Al Pastor.

Unlike tacos filled with beef, chicken, or even fish, Taco Al Pastor are filled with pork. The recipe got its name from the technique adopted by Mexican shepherds to prepare strips of marinated pork on vertical spits. Hence, the name “Taco Al Pastor” means “Shepherd style.”

To make Taco Al Pastor quickly, shred the pork and crush half of the pineapple. Cook remaining pineapple chunks and add enchilada sauce to the skillet with pork and juices. Fill this mixture in tacos with some onions and cilantro. 

This is just a brief of the recipe. You will get to know the details of the recipe further. Till then, make a note of the ingredients you need for this recipe. Grab all of these ingredients and get started with the preparations. 

Ingredients For Tacos Al Pastor

  • 1 Package Refrigerated Pork Roast Au Jus (15 ounces)
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Pineapple Chunks (divided and well-drained)
  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1/2 cup Enchilada Sauce
  • 8 Corn Tortillas (warmed)
  • 1/2 cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • Optional ingredients: Crumbled Queso Fresco, Salsa Verde and Lime Wedges

The ingredients you need to make this recipe can be found very easily in any grocery store. Take a look in your kitchen before heading out to fetch them. You might have them stocked up in your pantry.

How To Much Time Will It Take To Make Tacos Al Pastor?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
15 Minutes10 Minutes25 Minutes

Your tacos will be ready after 25 minutes. You will love this quick recipe. Let’s see how these tacos are made at home.

Steps To Make Tacos Al Pastor

Quick Taco Al Pastor
  1. Take a small bowl to crush pineapples in it using a fork. Coarsely shred pork and reserve the juice.
  2. Take a large non-stick skillet and heat oil in it over medium-high flame. Add whole pineapple chunks and cook for 2-3 minutes or till they get light brown. Flip them occasionally. Remove them from the pan.
  3. Now, add enchilada sauce and crushed pineapple to the skillet. Pour the reserved juices and pork in it. Cook this for 4-6 minutes over the medium-high flame till all the liquid evaporates. Stir the mixture occasionally.
  4. Stuff this mixture with onions, cilantro, and pineapple chunks into the tacos. 
  5. Serve.

You can top the tacos with queso fresco and salsa if you want to. Also, you can serve the taco with a lemon wedge to be squeezed on them to add some tang to it.

Nutritional Breakdown of Tacos Al Pastor

Calories317
Protein24 g
Carbohydrates36 g
Fat11 g
Cholesterol57 mg
Sodium573 mg

How To Make Tacos Al Pastor At Home | Video

Make sure you give this a try and let me know your reviews for them. In case you have any doubts regarding the recipe, then I have uploaded the video. Watch the video to clear your doubts.

Video By Claudia Regalado

If your query is not resolved by the video, then write it up in the comment section below. I will try to solve them. Now give the recipe a try and enjoy your snack. Happy Taco-ing!

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