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Tacos Al Pastor

This taco recipe has changed my life for good. I used to be friendless and depressed but every time I make it, 10 new friends show up at my door and my sense of power and self worth transforms me into the perfect blend of Mother Theresa and Superman. I've also gained 15 pounds.

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4hrs
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directions

  • Combine achiote paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, vinegar, and majo juice into a bowl or bag. If you don't have achiote paste, combine 1.5T paprika, 1T vinegar, 3/4t oregano, 1 minced garlic, 1/4t cumin. Mix and replace achiote paste above.
  • Cut pork shoulder into 1 inch slices.
  • Combine bacon, pork and marinade above to a bowl or bag and let it rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  • With a pan underneath, skewer the 2 largest pork steak with two different bamboo skewers and then lay 2 pieces of bacon over top of each. There will be a fair amount of bacon over each side of the steak. It's important to make sure you skewer in the center as this is your base.
  • Add the next largest pork steak and wrap the excess bacon from the previous layer on top.
  • Lay 2 more pieces of bacon perpendicular to the last layer, skewer a pork steak, wrap and repeat until all the pork is skewered. Excess bacon? Wrap around of the outside of each. If unstable, support with additional bamboo skewers. You should have 2 equally sized pork footballs of love wrapped and layered with bacon.
  • Cook at 350F until internal temperature is 155F Occasionally baste with marinade.
  • While the pork is cooking (it will start smelling amazing very quickly), dice onion, chop cilantro, cut mangos into 1/2 inch cubes, shred cheese.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.
  • Shave pork off spit.
  • Add pork, mango, cheese, sour cream, salsa verde, cheese to a warm tortilla and top with cilatro and a squeeze of fresh lime. Serve and wait for the complements to come inches.
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"This taco recipe has changed my life for good. I used to be friendless and depressed but every time I make it, 10 new friends show up at my door and my sense of power and self worth transforms me into the perfect blend of Mother Theresa and Superman. I've also gained 15 pounds."
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  1. Joe B.
    This taco recipe has changed my life for good. I used to be friendless and depressed but every time I make it, 10 new friends show up at my door and my sense of power and self worth transforms me into the perfect blend of Mother Theresa and Superman. I've also gained 15 pounds.
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