Recipes and Cooking Tacos al Pastor Be the first to rate & review! Similar to burgers, the taco meat for this Mexican recipe is shaped into patties before grilling. Then, to build the homemade Tacos al Pastor, slice the meat and layer on top of corn tortillas alongside grilled pineapple, salsa, and chipotle crema. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on April 16, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 40 mins Grill Time: 14 mins Stand Time: 5 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 pound ground pork 2 tablespoon bottled minced roasted garlic 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano or regular oregano, crushed 1 tablespoon minced fresh pineapple 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground annatto ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 4 slices fresh pineapple 16 corn tortillas, warmed 1 recipe Salsa de Aguacate 1 recipe Chipotle Crema Minced white onion Coarsely snipped fresh cilantro Lime wedges (optional) Salsa de Aguacate 1 large fresh tomatillo, husk removed and rinsed 1 medium avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and cut up ¼ cup chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 fresh habañero pepper or serrano pepper, seeded and minced* ¼ teaspoon salt Chipotle Crema ½ cup Mexican crema or sour cream 1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce Directions In a large bowl combine pork, roasted garlic, cumin, oregano, minced pineapple, salt, annatto, and black pepper. Shape meat mixture into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties. For a charcoal or gas grill, place patties and pineapple slices on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill patties for 14 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of each patty registers 160°F; turn once halfway through grilling time. Grill pineapple slices for 6 to 8 minutes or until grill marks form, turning once halfway through grilling time. Let patties stand for 5 minutes. Using a very sharp knife, thinly slice meat (meat will crumble sllghtly) and chop pineapple slices. Serve meat and pineapple on double layers of corn tortillas. Serve with Salsa Aguacate, Chipotle Crema, onion, and cilantro. If desired, serve with lime wedges. Salsa de Aguacate Preheat broiler. Place tomatillo on a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for about 10 minutes or until soft and lightly charred, turning once. In a blender or food processor combine tomatillo, avocado, onion, garlic, habañero and salt. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Chipotle Crema In a small bowl stir together crema and chipotle until combined. * Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water. * Because hot chile peppers, such as habañeros, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 519 Calories 34g Fat 32g Carbs 23g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 519 % Daily Value * Total Fat 34g 44% Saturated Fat 13g 65% Cholesterol 102mg 34% Sodium 466mg 20% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Total Sugars 6g Protein 23g Vitamin C 25.4mg 127% Calcium 90.9mg 7% Iron 2.2mg 12% Potassium 633mg 13% Folate, total 36.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.7mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.