Photo: Nina Choi
Hands-on Time
34 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 8 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)

If you want to tame the spice, seed the jalapeño and chop it, or simply omit it.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare pork, preheat the grill to high heat.

Step 2

Mince chipotle chile. Combine chipotle and oil in a small bowl; rub evenly over pork. Combine oregano and the next 4 ingredients (through black pepper). Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over pork, and let stand for 30 minutes. Place the pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer registers 145°. Remove pork from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Coarsely chop pork; keep warm.

Step 3

To prepare salsa, place pineapple on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill for 5 minutes on each side. Coarsely chop pineapple, and place in a medium bowl. Add cilantro and next 4 ingredients (through jalapeño); toss to combine.

Step 4

Warm the tortillas according to package directions. Place 2 tortillas on each of 4 plates, and divide pork evenly among tortillas. Top each taco with about 3 tablespoons salsa. Serve with lime wedges.

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Ratings & Reviews

CherylT's Review

August 24, 2011
This was very good! It looked great although I was a little afraid that it would be too spicy for my 8-year-old daughter. It wasn't at all spicy. In fact, my daughter said it was as tasty as her very favorite dish, fish tacos I will definitely make this again. I didn't make the pineapple salsa, we just topped with standard taco toppings.

carolfitz's Review

September 08, 2013
Excellent. Prepped pork a couple hours prior to grilling, coated with rub, rolled in plastic wrap (like a log) and put in fridge. Made salsa to recipe except (using a tip from CL's pineapple salsa in the June 2011 issue) brushed the cored pineapple slices with a blend of 1tbs oil & 1tbs honey and grilled in advance so they'd have time to cool. Served CL's baked black beans with chorizo as side.

BitseyBarker's Review

September 12, 2011
Very good recipe! The only thing we changed was that we used flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas. We initially tried it with the corn tortillas but the flavors were so delicate that we felt they got lost with the corn tortillas. We used flour tortillas the next time we made it and they were perfect!

keeper4u's Review

August 13, 2011
Very good ,

daneanp's Review

August 18, 2014
These were good but I agree with the comments that the juice from the pineapple pretty much macerates the tortillas. I only used 1/4 of a large jalapeno and it was plenty flavorful for my family. Not sure I'd make these again because we have other CL soft taco recipes we like better.

Ziggykisses's Review

September 19, 2011
Super-yummy-deelish! Instead of using pineapple in the salsa, I used fresh peaches...and it was finger-licking good! I also used flour tortillas instead of corn. I'll be making this recipe again...sooo good!

Nursarahh's Review

January 09, 2013
Excellent, delicious, and simple.

devoncarter's Review

October 12, 2011
My husband and I truly enjoyed this! The pork was SO tender, and the pineapples were so juicy, and paired excellent with the smoky chipotle flavor of the pork. I will DEFINITELY make this again!! The only thing I will do differently is make more salsa!! It disappeared too fast! I also used flour tortillas, but only because I forgot to get the corn tortillas at the store. Flour was delicious!!

SoonerSinger's Review

May 05, 2012
We loved these! Easy to make, and a delicious blend of flavors. One of the more authentic Mexican cuisine recipes I've found!

Dontdietliveit's Review

August 26, 2011
The best recipe for pork tacos! My husband said it is probably the best thing I've ever made! I couldn't believe it!