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    Tex Mex Tacos Al Pastor

    Total Time:

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    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    Molly53's Note:

    Al pastor, meaning literally "shepherd style," is a traditional way to prepare pork, lamb, and goat meat that originated in northern Mexico. Historically, pigs and goats were slow-roasted whole over a mesquite fire, but over time preparation methods evolved. In Mexico city there are taquerias dedicated mostly or even exclusively to tacos al Pastor. Tacos al Pastor are made from pork meat that has been marinated in a secret recipe and then cooked in a rotisserie with pineapple on top. Similar to the roast lamb from Greek delis, taquerias stack the marinated pork al pastor into a large cylindrical heap and cook it on a vertical spit. Be bold with the spice, remembering that this recipe is TexMex. I haven't tried this myself, just thought it would make a good contribution to Recipezaar. Marinating time not included in preparation time.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, vinegar, oregano, guajillo chile powder, black pepper, cumin, salt, orange juice and achiote paste.
    2. 2
      Add the pork slices and turn to coat both sides.
    3. 3
      Marinate at least 1 hour, but not more than 3 hours.
    4. 4
      Heat the grill.
    5. 5
      Place the meat over a hot fire and cook, turning once and basting with any leftover marinade during cooking, until crisp.
    6. 6
      At the same time, grill the pineapple strips turning as needed until lightly browned.
    7. 7
      Both the pork and pineapple should take no longer than about 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      To assemble; chop the grilled pork into 1/4 inch pieces.
    9. 9
      Cut the pineapple into 1/2 inch pieces.
    10. 10
      Place the pork on the warmed tortillas and top with the onion, cilantro and pineapple pieces.
    11. 11
      Serve the Picante Sauce on the side.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tex Mex Tacos Al Pastor

    Serving Size: 1 (392 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 475.5
     
    Calories from Fat 186
    39%
    Total Fat 20.7 g
    31%
    Saturated Fat 6.8 g
    34%
    Cholesterol 95.2 mg
    31%
    Sodium 106.5 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 38.0 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
    18%
    Sugars 12.0 g
    48%
    Protein 33.8 g
    67%

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    achiote paste

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