Al Pastor Pork
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 3
Use this recipe to make tortas, tacos, burritos; can also be adapted to make slow cooked pulled pork. Adapted from
  • ½ large onion
  • ⅛ pineapple
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp cup guajillo chile powder
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
  • 1 large chipotle chiles and 1 teaspoons adobo
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 lb pork, cut into ½ inch thick slices or ½ inch chunks.
  1. Place all ingredients except pork in a blender or food processor and pulse until chopped fine, but not pureed.
  2. Marinate pork in this mixture at least 3 hours, or overnight if you are marinating ½ inch slices of pork. If you already cut the pork into chunks, less time is necessary.
  3. Separate pork and marinade. Grill pork until cooked through. If using slices of pork and not chunks, cut the pork up at this point into small chunks.
  4. In separate frying pan or saucepan, cook the marinade over high heat until consistency is thick.
  5. Add the pork to the marinade and continue to cook until marinade is almost dried, and coats the pork.
Any cut of pork is good, whatever fits your budget and inclination. I think the pork tastes better if marinated overnight as ½ inch slices then grilled as slices, then cut into chunks.


I adapted this recipe from Epicurious, and it made a fantastic torta.