Tacos al Pastor

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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
45 mins
Marinate:
4 hrs to 24 hrs
Grill:
10 mins
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Tacos al Pastor

Ingredients
1
medium peeled and cored fresh pineapple
8
dried pasilla and/or guajillo chile peppers
1/4
cup orange juice
1/4
cup vinegar
4
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
2
pounds boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch slices
16
6 inches corn tortillas
1
cup chopped onion (1 large)
 
 
Lime wedges
 
Bottled hot pepper sauce

Directions

  1. Cut pineapple into 1/2-inch-thick slices, reserving juice; cover and refrigerate pineapple and reserved juice separately.
  2. Remove stems and seeds from chile peppers. Place peppers in a medium bowl and add enough boiling water to cover. Allow peppers to stand about 30 minutes or until soft; drain, discarding water.
  3. In a food processor or blender combine chile peppers, any juice from the pineapple, the orange juice, vinegar, garlic, salt, cumin, and cloves. Cover and process or blend until nearly smooth.
  4. In a 3-quart baking dish arrange pork slices in a single layer, overlapping slices as necessary. Pour chile pepper mixture over pork slices, spreading evenly. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours. Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade. Stack tortillas and wrap in foil.
  5. For a charcoal grill, place tortilla packet on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Place pork slices and pineapple slices on the grill rack alongside the foil packet directly over medium coals. Grill pork and pineapple slices for 6 to 7 minutes or until pork slices are slightly pink in the center and juices run clear (160 degrees F), turning once. Grill tortilla packet for 10 minutes, turning once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Grill tortilla packet, pork slices, and pineapple as directed above.)
  6. Coarsely chop pork and pineapple and combine in a large bowl. Fill warm tortillas with pork and pineapple mixture. Sprinkle each taco with chopped onion and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and, if desired, hot pepper sauce.

Nutrition Facts

(Tacos al Pastor)
    Per serving:
  • 362 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 76 mg chol.,
  • 233 mg sodium,
  • 39 g carb.,
  • 7 g fiber,
  • 29 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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