My buddy says it ain't al pastor unless I use a spit. Well, I don't own a spit so there's that. Garnish with lime wedges and crema or sour cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
7 hrs
total:
7 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 tacos
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Slow Cooker Ingredients:
Taco Ingredients:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place pineapple, onion, chipotle peppers plus 1 1/2 teaspoons adobo sauce, guajillo chiles, chile de arbol, garlic, and oregano in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add orange juice, vinegar, achiote powder, salt, cumin, lime zest, chile powder, and black pepper. Mix sauce well.

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  • Place pork in a slow cooker and cover with the sauce. Cover and cook on Low until pork is very tender, 7 to 9 hours. Begin heating tortillas 35 to 40 minutes before pork is done.

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over high heat. Cook tortillas one at a time until brown spots appear, 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. Plate tortillas in stacks of two for each taco.

  • Shred pork using 2 forks; mix to coat with the sauce. Scoop pork onto tacos using a slotted spoon. Top each with a portion of pineapple, cilantro, and onion.

Cook's Notes:

Either achiote powder and paste will do.

Substitute pork shoulder for the loin if desired.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 26g; carbohydrates 43.2g; fat 14.2g; cholesterol 64.6mg; sodium 542.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2021
Made one change to the recipe and added the pineapple chunks at the end and reduced the al pastor on the stove for the last hour. Absolutely the best I have ever tasted. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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