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El Pastor Tacos (#TacoTuesday)

Mexico is famous for tacos El Pastor, but what exactly are El Pastor tacos?

Al pastor (from Spanish, "shepherd style"), also known as tacos al pastor, is a dish developed in central Mexico that is based on shawarma spit-grilled meat brought by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico. Al Pastor is a pork based dish marinated in a combination of dried chilies, spices and pineapple.

Can't quite travel to Mexico?

We've got you covered. Check out this great recipe for Al Pastor tacos.


4 lb. pork shoulder

1 c. barbecue sauce

1/2 c. brown sugar

Juice of 3 limes, divided

2 tbsp. garlic powder

2 tbsp. chili powder

2 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 head cabbage, shredded

1 whole pineapple, cut and diced

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 small red onion, sliced

2 green onions, sliced

1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

8 corn tortillas


So if you can’t get al Pastor, check out this Pulled Pork Tacos with Pineapple Slaw You'll want to use the pineapple slaw on everything.

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