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Tacos Al Pastor

Al Pastor, from the Spanish meaning “shepherd style”, is inspired by shawarma! It is a Lebanese method of cooking brought to Mexico in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These Tacos Al Pastor are made from thin strips of pork that have been marinated in our Garlic & Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix, grilled and served in warmed soft wheat Street Tacos and topped with Gran Luchito Jalapeño & Pineapple.

We recommend making it a meal by serving these Al Pastor tacos with a side of Mexican Rice and our authentic Chipotle Refried Beans and a Vegetarian Quesadilla to start.

If you are entertaining, why not wow your guest by making a taco platter with Chipotle Chicken Tacos, Vegan Shiitake Mushroom Tacos and Easy Steak Tacos?

  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    40 mins

  • Total time

    50 mins

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  • Serves


How to make it

  1. In a blender, blitz the pineapple juice, onion, Gran Luchito Garlic & Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix and 1 tbsp salt (this will act as a brine and make the meat very juicy and tender).
  2. Add the meat slices to the brine (a zip-lock freezer bag works well) and leave in the fridge overnight (or at least for 3-4 hours). Allow to come up to room temperature before cooking.
  3. Pre-heat your oven grill to the highest it will go. Remove the meat from the marinade and place it on a tray and under the grill. You’ll want to leave it cooking for about 12/13 minutes per side. Some parts will start to char, others will stay brown.
  4. Once you’ve got some good colour on each side, remove and set aside to rest.
  5. Warm some Gran Luchito Soft Wheat Street Taco Tortilla Wraps in the warm oven.
  6. After 10 minutes of resting, slice the meat into rough cubes, mix with a handful of roughly chopped coriander, a squeeze of lime and serve with the tortillas, some Gran Luchito Jalapeno & Pineapple and fresh lime wedges. Fresh mint leaves would also work well with this in place of coriander.

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