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Tacos al Pastor

Learn how to make tacos al pastor at home easy and fast with the help of a pressure cooker or instant pot
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooldown time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 80 tacos
Calories: 117kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 lb pork shoulder
  • 4 teaspoons salt divided
  • 7 garlic cloves peeled
  • 6 guajillo chiles seeded, with stem removed
  • 2 ancho chiles seeded, with stem removed
  • 3 chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 cup wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 80 corn tortillas

For garnish

  • 1 big bunch fresh cilantro washed and chopped
  • 1 white onion finely chopped
  • 1 pineapple chopped
  • 15 limes
  • Salsa of your choice try my avocado salsa, or chunky red salsa or green salsa.

Utensilios

  • * Blender
  • * Pressure cooker or Instant Pot
  • * Meat knife
  • * Measuring spoons
  • * Measuring cups
  • * Kitchen tongs

Instructions

  • Cut pork into 3-4 inch squares. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt on the meat. Heat oil in the pressure cooker and sear meat on all sides (including the bone).
  • While meat is searing, add garlic, guajillo chiles, ancho chiles, chipotle peppers, onion, pineapple (with juice), cloves, oregano, thyme, marjoram, white vinegar, lime juice, white wine vinegar and the other 3 teaspoons of salt to a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Pour salsa on seared meat, cover pressure cooker, and cook at high heat until the vapor valve starts rocking, lower temperature to a point when the valve rocks evenly and softly, and cook for 25 minutes (cook times may vary depending on your pressure cooker).
  • * If you don't have a pressure cooker, but you own a slow cooker, don't sear the meat, just add sauce to it, cover and cook following your slow cooker instructions.
  • Turn off heat and make sure the pressure cooker cools down completely before opening it.
  • Shred meat and serve on corn tortillas warmed on a comal!
  • Add cilantro, onion, pineapple, lime juice and salsa.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Tacos al Pastor
Amount per Serving
Calories
117
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Cholesterol
 
16
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
155
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
185
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
348
IU
7
%
Vitamin C
 
10
mg
12
%
Calcium
 
33
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: instant pot recipes, Pork al pastor, Recipes in pressure cooker

Notes

* If you don't have a pressure cooker, but you own a slow cooker, don't sear the meat, just add sauce to it, cover and cook following your slow cooker instructions.