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Tacos Al Pastor: Marinated Pork & Pineapple Tacos

BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
edited 9:21AM in EggHead Forum
After some nasty frosty weather..........................


Today was the perfect day for cooking nice & blue skies 65* f......................


But some the bougainvillea.........


Yesterday the gods were benevolent :laugh: & treated us to this great sunset..............


Today Loren suggested cooking this tacos al Pastor.....

1 white onion, halved
1 pineapple, peeled, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup guajillo chile powder
3 garlic cloves, halved
2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 large or 2 small chipotle chiles and 1 to 2 teaspoons adobo from canned chipotle chiles in adobo
1 2 1/2-to 3-pound boneless pork loin, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Corn tortillas
Lime wedges

Coarsely chop 1 onion half & 2 pineapple rounds, discarding core; cover and chill remaining pineapple. Place chopped onion and chopped pineapple in blender. Add orange juice and next 7 ingredients; puree marinade until smooth. Place pork in large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade and seal bag, releasing excess air. Turn to coat. Chill at least 4 hours.

Fired the egg (did it on the Mini) at 380. Grilled remaining pineapple until warm and slightly charred, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Grilled pork with some marinade until slightly charred and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Chopped pineapple into 1/2-inch cubes, discarding cores. Chopped the pork & Mixed.

Meanwhile, finely chopped the remaining onion half, add cilantro & mixed. Grilled tortillas until warm and slightly charred, about 10 seconds per side.






Decided to add some manchego & pineapple head at the last minute...........




  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Dang Beli,that does look terrific :woohoo: When are you gonna come up here and cook for me buddy? :silly:
  • Cory430Cory430 Posts: 1,072
    Looks amazing Beli! 'Course I reckon the taste didn't suck either :laugh:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hey...........Doug my friend.......any time ..........we still have to inagurate that beautiful place of yours OK?......
  • It looks delicious, Beli. I'm so glad it has warmed up for you! Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    :laugh: :laugh: TKS buddy .....Only if I could taste it's ALL gone.........
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I am speechless Beli. Stunning preparation and presentation - looks terrific.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hey are you doing??........yea much better now I'm in my element.... :laugh: have a great sunday!!
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Great pics!The food looked D-LISH! :)
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Wow, beautiful pictures of both the area and the cook.

    Got to locate some of that chili powder but than I am going to give this cook a try.

    Keep warm. We are at a balmy 19° in the hot sun.

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hey Rod,,,,TKS mi amigo........counting the days to Atlanta & your B'day :laugh: .......such great memories!!!!!!!!!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751 goes a little secret.......It'sooooooo easy........
  • Beli;
    Graet looking cook and awesome pictures as always!

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    TKS's really tasty & you can adjust the ingredients to your taste easily.....
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    That ice sure looks pretty, but that causes some serious damage. What feature could I do in my restaurant in the form of Mexican in your honor?

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Chris......TKS just really happy to have some nice weather at last......
  • that looks amazing. thanks for the recipe.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hey Mike.....Gracias my friend....About some BB's & Beli ribs??? :laugh:
  • Beli;
    My wife swears you are a world class chef who has been released from the wittnes protection program :-)

  • AngelaAngela Posts: 543
    yummmmm, I just had tacos al pastor last week, never tried making them though. Thanks for the recipe!
    Egging on two larges + 36" Blackstone griddle
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Gracias!!!! What playa are you on??
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Chris......I think your wifey watches too many thriller movies :laugh: ......have a great sunday you both!!!!!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Arduinna still have to look at your post today.... ;)
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    WOW...Nice looking pictures and recipe Beli.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,742

    You are the master of presentation! Feliciadades.



    Caledon, ON


  • NoVA BillNoVA Bill Posts: 3,005

    Again the meistro creates a masterpiece. I'm going to wait for just the right time, i.e., when I'm in the dog house :laugh: , and make this for my wife.

    Ice storms create some beautiful scenes. As stated below caution must be exercised when around trees after ice storms (falling limbs) especially for those not used to these weather events.

    Beautiful pictures though!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Gracias Larry......glad to be warm again..... :laugh:
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    I owe everything to my manager: Little Steven....& I'm still learning...if only I had more snow.... :P
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I know the feeling...We were freezing but today it's 66°.
  • Two things: I was under the impression that the Mexican Constitution specifically prohibited snow and ice storms, and that the Church prohibited Tacos Al Pastor.

    You, my friend, are living life on the edge LOL

    The food looks great and I hope the sky looks that beautiful when we come visiting.

    Spring "Tacos Al Polo Ranchero" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Hey's a winner hope she likes it.......TKS & have a great day!!
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