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Tacos Al pastor is a Mexican dish featuring a pork and pineapple mixutre. By marinating the pork with pineapple, the protein in the pork breaks down resulting in very tender meat. These tacos are genererally served on soft tortillas and include cilantro, onions, lime juice, pineapple, and salsa.

Recipe by Southern Living June 2009


Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Stylist: Leigh Anne Montgomery

Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 25 mins
Makes 6 tacos


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pork and next 9 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal and chill 4 to 24 hours.

  • Cook pork mixture in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 10 minutes or until pork is done. Serve mixture with warm tortillas and desired toppings.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used McCormick Gourmet Collection Mexican-Style Chili Powder.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per taco with flour tortilla and 1/2 cup pork mixture (not including toppings).

  • Spicy Chicken-Pineapple Tacos: Substitute 1 lb. skinned and boned chicken thighs, chopped, for pork tenderloin. Proceed with recipe as directed.

  • Per taco with flour tortilla and 1/2 cup chicken mixture (not including toppings): Calories 230; Fat 4g (sat 3g, mono 5g, poly 1g); Protein 5g; Carb 7g; Fiber 8g; Chol 50mg; Iron 8mg; Sodium 564mg; Calc 62mg


Taco Xpress, Austin, Texas

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; fat 8.1g; saturated fat 1.9g; mono fat 2.8g; poly fat 1g; protein 18.2g; carbohydrates 17.7g; fiber 0.8g; cholesterol 50mg; iron 1.9mg; sodium 552mg; calcium 58mg.