Grilled Tacos Al Pastor

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Recipe by House of Nash Eats

SERVINGS
6
PREP TIME
10
MIN
COOK TIME
10
MIN
TOTAL TIME
4
HRS
20
MIN
DIFFICULTY
Easy
  • One 2 1/2 to 3 pound Farmer John Boneless Fresh Pork Loin, cut into thin slices
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 of a fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon achiote powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt

For Serving

  • 12 small flour tortillas
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Remaining 3/4 of a fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, then grilled and diced
  1. Slice the pork loin into thin slices, no more than 1/2-inch thick.  Transfer to a large bowl or heavy duty zip-tight bag.
  2. In a blender, combine the onion, pineapple, orange juice, white vinegar, garlic, chipotle pepper, ancho chili powder, achiote powder, cumin, oregano and salt.  Blend until smooth, then pour over the thinly sliced pork.  Seal or cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but up to 24 hours, to marinate.
  3. Heat a grill to high heat, then remove the meat from the marinade and grill over direct heat until cooked through, about 2-4 minutes on each side depending on the thickness of your pork.  Grill the remaining pineapple at the same time by first cutting it into wedges, then grilling over high heat for 4-6 minutes per side, until warm and slightly charred.
  4. Transfer the grilled pork loin to a cutting board and stack, then slice thinly to get that shaved taco meat look.
  5. Pile the chopped grilled pork on warm flour tortillas with the diced white onion, diced grilled pineapple, chopped cilantro and a lime wedge, then serve.

 

COOKING TIP

Marinating Time: 4 hours