Tacos al Pastor are seasoned pork in soft tortillas, and we've got the easiest version ever!
Tacos al pastor usually take some pretty complicated preparation involving marinated, stacked and roasted meat on a spit. I’m here to take out the complication and help you make an easy version at home!
This take on al pastor tacos still marinates and stacks the meat, but instead of roasting it on a large spit, we just cook it slow and low in a loaf pan while pressing it. The marinade and slow cooking really helps develop some deep, delicious flavors.
These tacos al pastor are a unique and flavorful alternative for your taco fix. Here we go...
Get your chipotle, oil, vinegar, achiote powder, and taco seasoning together in a bowl for the marinade.
Slice the pork as thin as you can and pour the marinade on.
Mix it up well. And wash your hands!
Then just shingle it out into a loaf pan.
When it's all inside, it looks like this.
Put another loaf pan on there and put something heavy and oven-safe on top (I used one of my heavy stone bowls). Bake for three hours.
Let it sit a good 15 minutes when it comes out.
Then you can slice it up for the tacos!
A green chile cabbage slaw is the perfect cooling compliment to the savory spicy meat. Enjoy!
Dan Whalen made a ton of this meat and has been snacking on it all week. He has been blogging for over 5 years at The Food in My Beard. Check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative flair!