Recipe by Chef John
"Al Pastor is a really popular way to prepare pork, famous in San Francisco's Mission District. It's a marinated roast pork. They make the most incredible tacos and burritos. This is inspired by those flavors."
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dried guajillo chilies, seeds discarded
dried pasilla chiles, seeds discarded
boiling water, or as needed to cover
pork tenderloins, membranes (silver skin) removed
ground dried chipotle pepper
cayenne pepper, or to taste
ground cumin, or to taste
dried oregano, or to taste
vegetable oil, or as needed
salt, or to taste
low-carb tortillas (such as La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious®)
Monterey Jack cheese, divided
shredded cabbage, divided
roasted tomato salsa, divided
jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced - or to taste
Wow! These turned out very tender and delicious! It's very close to what my daughter had a few weeks ago at our new favorite Mexican joint. This will definitely be in with our taco collection. The only ingredient that I couldn't fully use was the cinnamon! I only used half of it. I also used a thin cut pork chop (with a little fat) so that way I don't have to do any cutting before throwing it in the marinade. Slice or roughly dice it after grilling.
Didn't have chile peppers, so used some fresh jalapenos, and cooked it in a cast iron skillet on the stove with some chunks of pineapple. Great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grilled Pork Tacos al Pastor
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 132
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