Mains, Meat

Tacos Al Pastor

Cooking method:

Food Processor
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 6h 30 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Tacos Al Pastor

Try these super authentic Tacos with this flavourful street dish all the way from Mexico. Deeply spicy and succulent pork stacked on corn tortillas and topped with pineapple to cut into that chilli flavour with a sweet pop!

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Pork and marinade

  • 400-500g pork tenderloin
  • Juice of 1 large orange
  • 1 large white onion
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 large dried ancho chillies, deseeded
  • 2 large dried chipotle chillies, deseeded
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • To season salt and pepper

Pineapple and garnish

  • 400g tin cubed pineapple
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • Chopped spring onions
  • Pickles red onions
  • Chopped coriander
  • 6-8 corn tortillas

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  • Step 1

    Add all the marinade ingredients (apart from the pork) to your Ninja 3-in-1 Food Processor with Auto-IQ and set to full power for 60 seconds. Sauce should be the consistency of a passata. At this point check the seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed

  • Step 2

    Slice your tenderloin into chunks – you will be aiming to fit around 4 or 5 chunks per tortilla. Add these to the sauce in sealed tub, mix and leave in the fridge overnight or at least 5 hours

  • Step 3

    In a heavy pan or skillet, add a little oil and on a medium heat, fry the pork for about 8-10 minutes

  • Step 4

    Take the pineapple chunks out of the juice (you can add a little of the juice to the pork if you want it a little sweeter). Heat the butter in a pan on a high heat, add the pineapple then the sugar and cook constantly stirring for 3-5 minutes until golden and caramelised

  • Step 5

    Heat your tortillas in another pan on a very high heat and no oil. Around 45 seconds per side

  • Step 6

    Prep the rest of the garnish and build your tacos! I like to have separate bowls for everything and let everybody build their own