Al Pastor Pork Tacos

with pineapple and chipotle

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Wheat

A note about serious food allergies

Al pastor is the result of some beautiful cultural collision; Lebanese immigrants came to Mexico and shared their roasting-meat-on-a-spit ways. The Mexicans brought in their seasonings and the pineapple, and the deliciousness of al pastor was born. We've hewed pretty close to tradition here, filling our tacos with pineapple, lime-pickled shallot, and a spicy chipotle seasoning in the pork. The melding of new and old, tradition and innovation… culinary magic at its finest. Tip: Get your best zest: use the small holes of the grater, and press into it until the colored skin comes off. Zest as little of the white beneath as possible: the white is called pith, and is quite bitter.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 3 oz. Pineapple Chunks
  • 12 oz. Ground Pork
  • 1 tsp. Chipotle Seasoning
  • Info
    6 Small Flour Tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • Info
    ½ oz. Crispy Jalapeños

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    753
  • Carbohydrates
    65g
  • Fat
    34g
  • Protein
    41g
  • Sodium
    387mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare Ingredients and Marinate Shallot
    1

    Prepare Ingredients and Marinate Shallot

    Zest lime, halve, and juice. Halve and peel shallot. Cut into thin strips. Mince garlic. Stem poblano pepper, seed, and cut into ½" dice. Cut pineapple chunks into small pieces. In a mixing bowl, combine shallot strips with lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside at least 10 minutes, stirring a couple times to marinate evenly. If using chicken breasts, pat dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" dice. If using steak strips, spread into a single layer and pat dry. Season either chicken or steak strips all over with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Pork
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    Cook the Pork

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, ground pork, ¼ tsp. salt, and chipotle seasoning to hot pan. Cook, breaking up meat, until no pink remains, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic and cook until aromatic, 30-60 seconds. Transfer pork to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean. If using ground beef or steak strips, follow same instructions, stirring occasionally (breaking up ground beef with a spoon) until no pink remains, 4-6 minutes. If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions and stir occasionally until chicken browns and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes. While pork cooks, warm tortillas.

  • Step 3 - Warm the Tortillas
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    Warm the Tortillas

    Stack tortillas and cover with a moist paper towel. Microwave until warm, 30 seconds. Transfer warmed tortillas immediately to a piece of foil and form a pouch to keep tortilla warm.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Filling
    4

    Cook the Filling

    Return pan used to cook pork to medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, poblano pepper, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add ground pork, tomato paste, and pineapple chunks and stir occasionally until tomato paste coats pork, 4-5 minutes. Remove from burner and stir in 1 tsp. lime zest (reserve remaining for garnish).

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish
    5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing filling in each tortilla and garnishing with pickled shallot (to taste), crispy jalapeños (to taste), and remaining lime zest. Bon appétit!

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