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al pastor tacosThis Al Pastor pork butt recipe is an absolute staple dish for any time you are feeling the need to feast! Now, I will admit that I did not use the Trompo but I went ahead and used thinly cut pork butt and tenderized it with a meat mallet. It turned out amazing! The key to these Al Pastor tacos is the marinade time! Make sure you plan ahead for this one because it is ideal to have a 24 hours marinade time frame. Let’s jump into the recipe!

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Al Pastor Tacos

Prep Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • 5 lb thinly cut pork butt steaks, boneless
  • Corn
  • ½ Pineapple grilled and cubed
  • ¼ cup Cilantro
  • ½ White onion diced
  • 4 Limes

Al Pastor Marinade

  • 5 Guajillo chilis 
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cup Pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp Achiote
  • ¾ Onion
  • 1 Whole lime juiced
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt


  • Go to your butcher and have them slice a pork butt into thin strip steaks and make sure they are boneless. 
  • Heat up a cup or two of water in a pan over medium heat and add the guajillo chilis and rehydrate them for a few mins. Now take them out and add them to a food processor with garlic cloves, onion, pineapple juice, lime juice, Achiote, olive oil and salt. Pulse until it's a nice consistency, a min or so.
  • Now take your thinly cut steaks a place them on some parchment paper (on top of your butcher's block) and place the pork steak on it and add a zip lock bag on top and use the thick side of a meat mallet and pound the steaks out thin. Place in a large marinade bowl and add the Al Pastor marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and then place in the fridge for 24 hours.
  • The next day prep all of your toppings and have your steak out of the fridge for 45 minutes.
  • Set your grill up for searing and sear the pork steaks. Have a wire rack with a sheet pan under it and place the pork steaks on it for resting. 
  • Once the pork steaks are done, grill the pineapple and then cube it. Toast your tortillas. 
  • Slice your pork steaks into mini cubes and then build your Al Pastor Tacos in this order… Pork steak cubs, pineapple, white onion, cilantro and drizzle lime juice on top.
  • Serve and enjoy with family and friends!
Keyword al pastor, Pork, pulled pork tacos, smoked al pastor, smoked pork

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