Mexican Tacos Al Pastor

Recipe by Molly53
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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For the marinade: Seed the chiles, and chop finely.
  • Mash them together with the garlic, cloves, and cumin; add vinegar (avoid touching the chiles and vinegar with your bare hands if possible to prevent burning the skin).
  • Boil the ingredients in heavy saucepan until it thickens into a heavy paste, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  • Let cool.
  • Cut the pork meat in thin steaks or slices (normally the slices rest on top of each other while marinating and cooking).
  • Apply the paste to the meat putting one slice on top of the other (At an authentic taqueria, this would form a unit topped with pineapple for added flavor and moisture, and placed into the rotisserie and rotated constantly).
  • Cover and place in the fridge at least 6 hours (or overnight).
  • If using a rotisserie, cook the meat until well done.
  • If not using a rotisserie, drain the marinade and cut the pork in small pieces.
  • Put in a frying pan with a little oil and cook the meat with small pieces of pineapple making sure the pork is well-cooked, using care not to burn.
  • While the meat is cooking, heat the tortillas.
  • Finely chop the onion and cilantro together.
  • Cut the limes in quarters.
  • Serve the cooked meat wrapped in the hot tortillas, and garnished with the chopped cilantro, onion, pineapple, and the lime quarters.
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