I love the flavor Taco Al Pastor. Unfortunately, I don't have a spit or the time needed to make it the traditional way. While not authentic Pork Al Pastor this recipe is packed with all the flavors of traditional Pork Al Pastor without all the fuss. Charred pineapple paired with chipotle peppers Using a slow cooker and a pork tenderloin instead of the traditional pork shoulder makes it easy for me to serve Pork Taco Al Pastor anytime.If you love the flavor of Al Pastor give it a try. It may not be authentic but it sure is yummy!
1/2Cred or yellow bell pepper - seeded and finely diced
1fresh jalapeño pepper - seeded and minced
2Tfresh lime juice
.25Ccilantro - fresh, coarsely chopped
Pork Al Pastor
Cut the pork tenderloin into 4-inch cubes.
Place red onion slices on the bottom of the slow cooker.
Add pork into the slow cooker.
In a food processor, add the chipotle salsa, pineapple, red onion, chili powder, lime juice, salt, cumin, garlic, and black pepper to a blender or food processor.
Puree until the mixture is completely smooth, about 30-60 seconds.
Add pineapple juice and blend until it is evenly combined.
Pour the mixture on top of the pork, and toss until the pork is evenly coated.
Cook on high for 6 hours, or on low for 8 - 10 hours until the pork, is completely tender and shreds easily with a fork.
Use two forks to shred the pork, then transfer to a serving platter.
Serve warm on tortillas or baked tostadas, garnished with optional toppings as desired.
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Serve with pork tacos al pastor.
Nutritional information is based on two tacos or tostadas per person with about 3 oz of pork.**Optional toppings are not included in the nutritional information.Pineapple salsa will keep tightly covered in the refrigerator for 5 - 7 days.Pork will stay fresh for 2 - 3 days in the refrigerator stored in a tightly sealed container - My guess is it won't last that long.