Al Pastor Pork Tacos

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 (2 tacos each)

Tender slices of pork paired with sweet, juicy pineapple make for a satisfyingly simplistic dinner – ready in 15 minutes! Al Pastor means "Shepherd Style" and the method was brought to Mexico by Lebanese immigrants who modeled it after shwarma. The ingredients were modified by the Mexican culture to incorporate native spices, chilis, and fresh pineapple.

Ingredients

  • 1lb pork stew meat. (Substitute with ground turkey, sliced chicken breast, or shrimp)
  • 1 pkt. La Preferida Organic Al Pastor Taco Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 8 corn tortillas

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Method

  1. Heat olive in a large pan over med/high heat.
  2. Add meat to the pan and crumble. Cook until browned.
  3. When the meat is cooked through, add seasoning and mix well.
  4. Add water and bring to a simmer.
  5. Reduce heat and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Turn off heat and allow the meat to cool slightly.
  7. Serve over warm tortillas and top with Avocado Tomatillo salsa, diced onion, cilantro and fresh lime.

Did you know?
Al Pastor means “shepherd style” due to the fact that the technique was brought over by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico. The flavors evolved to incorporate native spices, chilis, and fresh pineapple.

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