Tacos al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor are a great way to lighten up traditional Mexican tacos because the flavor comes from a juicy pineapple marinade instead of loads of fatty toppings. By marinating the pork with pineapple, the protein in the pork breaks down resulting in very tender meat. Pork tenderloin cubes are tenderized by sweet pineapple juice and packed with bold flavors like earthy cumin, spicy cilantro and hot chili powder. 

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 oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 (8-inch) soft taco-size gluten free corn tortillas, warmed
  • Toppings
    • chopped radishes
    • fresh cilantro leaves
    • crumbled queso fresco
    • chopped onions
    • chopped jalapeño
  1. Combine pork and all other ingredients in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal and chill 4 to 24 hours. The longer the better!
  2. Cook pork mixture in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 10 minutes or until pork is done.
  3. Serve mixture with warm tortillas and desired toppings.
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