Tacos al Pastor

Marinaded, grilled pork sets the scene for these scrumptious tacos. Serve pork mixture with onion-cilantro relish, Salsa, and lime wedges.
Photo by Erin L.
Tacos al Pastor, the perfect lunch or dinner.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    large white onion, halved

  • 1/2

    cup fresh orange juice

  • 1/4

    cup distilled white vinegar

  • 1/4

    cup guajillo chile powder

  • 3

    garlic cloves, halved

  • 2

    teaspoons coarse kosher salt

  • 1

    teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1

    teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1

    large or 2 small chipotle chiles and 1 to 2 teaspoons adobo from canned chipotle chiles in adobo

  • 2 to 2 1/2

    pound boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1/4

    cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Corn tortillas

  • Lime wedges

  • Fresh Salsa

Directions

Coarsely chop 1 onion half. Place chopped onion in blender. Add orange juice and next 7 ingredients; puree marinade until smooth. Place pork in large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade and seal bag, releasing excess air. Turn to coat. Chill at least 4 hours and up to 1 day. Grill pork with some marinade still clinging until slightly charred and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer pork to work surface; Chop pork. Transfer to platter; toss to combine. Meanwhile, finely chop remaining onion half and place in medium bowl. Add cilantro; toss to combine. Grill tortillas until warm and slightly charred, about 10 seconds per side. Serve pork mixture with onion-cilantro relish, Salsa, and lime wedges.

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