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Tacos Al Pastor Recipe


  • Here it is folks and yes, I can validate this dish. Your delicious tacos al pastor!
  • 1/2 cup homemade unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 whole ancho chiles dried Poblano, seeds and stems removed
  • 1 whole pasilla chili seeds and stems removed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground cumin seed
  • 1 tablespoon achiote powder
  • 1 chipotle chili dried JalapeƱo
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 whole cloves garlic
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 pounds pork shoulder
  • Freshly cubed pineapple reserve some juice


  • I fast track this. I put everything sans the pork, pineapple and garlic in a saute pan. I cook the chilis in oil first, bloom the spices next, add the stock and all the other ingredients last. Cook for 5 minutes on simmer. Let cool to room temperature. Mash the garlic in the mixture. Take the rub and massage it into the pork shoulder. Let sit for a day.