Achiote Paste


This is the recipe for the paste used to make Puerco know, so you don't have to go buy the weak stuff.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
8 servings


  • 5 tablespoons achiote (annatto) seeds

  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds

  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns

  • 8 whole allspice berries

  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves

  • 3 habanero peppers, seeded

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • ½ cup white vinegar

  • 8 cloves garlic

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 5 lemons, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon premium tequila


  1. With a spice grinder, grind the annatto seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns, allspice berries, and cloves to a fine powder.

  2. In a blender or food processor, mix the ground spices, habanero peppers, orange juice, vinegar, garlic, and salt. Blend until smooth. Mix in the lemon juice and tequila.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

46 Calories
1g Fat
14g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 1750mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 62mg 311%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 171mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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