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How to Make Tacos Al Pastor | The Stay At Home Chef

How to Make Tacos Al Pastor | The Stay At Home Chef


Today on The Stay At Home Chef I’m showing you how to make Tacos Al Pastor I grew up around a lot of Mexican food and I’ve always had a deep love and appreciation for both the culture and the cuisine. I recently got back from a trip to Mexico and was super inspired by all of the amazing flavors that I had there. Today I’m showing you how to make a traditional
dish called Tacos al Pastor which is a marinated pork taco that’s super
tasty. To start you’ll need a boneless pork loin
roast and you’ll want to slice it into thin slices
just like this. Fun fact: you can also have them do this for
you at your meat counter if you have a butcher’s
counter at your grocery store. I’m going to place all of this pork and put it into either a large mixing bowl or a plastic ziploc bag. Next we need to make our marinade You’ll do that in a blender. First you’ll need a roughly chopped white
onion Pour that into a blender along with about 1 cup of cubed pineapple. I cut up a whole fresh pineapple for this. We’re only using 1 cup of the fresh pineapple in the marinade but we’ll save the rest for
serving later. You’ll also need 1/2 cup of orange juice 1/4 cup of white vinegar 1 chipotle pepper and that’s just sold in a can. It’s marked chipotle in adobo sauce You’ll also need 4 cloves of minced garlic 2 tablespoons of ancho chile powder 1 teaspoon of dried oregano and 1 teaspoon of salt. Then we’ll just pop the lid on and blend this all together. You want to let it puree until it’s nice and
smooth. Once it’s all blended we’re going to pour this over our pork. You want to make sure that all of the meat
gets covered with the marinade. And let me tell you, this smells SO good! Let this marinate in the fridge for at least
4 hours and you can go up to 24 hours. Right before you’re ready to cook it you’ll
want to make sure you have some thinly sliced onion some lime wedges the rest of that freshly chopped pineapple and some freshly chopped cilantro And of course you’ll also need some flour or corn tortillas for serving as well. When you’re ready to cook your meat preheat a large heavy skillet on the stove
to high heat or an outdoor grill. Working in small batches you’ll want to grill your meat until it’s cooked through which will only take a couple of minutes. It really depends on how thin you were able
to cut your meat Should be somewhere between 2 to 5 minutes and you want to make sure you flip it half way through. You want to see that nice kiss of brown on
the other side. And once again it’s smelling really good in
here It’s making me SO hungry! Once your meat is done you want to transfer it all to a cutting board Then just roughly chop up your pork. You want the pork to be in little bite sized
pieces for easy eating. Next it’s time to assemble our tacos. Grab some of the meat and place it into the tortillas Then you want to add some sliced onion Some of that pineapple And finish it off with a little freshly chopped
cilantro. Serve the tacos up hot with those lime wedges so you can squeeze a little fresh lime juice over just before taking a bite. Thanks for watching! You can find the full written recipe in the
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16 comments on “How to Make Tacos Al Pastor | The Stay At Home Chef

  1. Wow, looks great….thank you for sharing, and, thank you for letting us know what the different in the meals are…very informative…cool stuff…

    Thank you again

    The Real JoeyB Dallas Fort Worth Texas USA utilizing the Traeger Timberline 1300

  2. Yummy looking. I should have known better than to watch this in a motel room in a small town at 3 am. Nowhere to go to satisfy my hunger for another 4-5 hours!

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