Al Pastor Pork Tacos

with pineapple and chipotle

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Wheat, Soy

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-picked shallot, and a spicy chipotle seasoning in the pork. The melding of new and old, tradition and innovation… culinary magic at its finest.

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
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    819
  • Carbohydrates
    70g
  • Fat
    40g
  • Protein
    41g
  • Sodium
    1550mg
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 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. Combine shallot strips in a mixing bowl with lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Marinate at least 10 minutes, stirring a couple times to marinate evenly.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Pork
    2

    Cook the Pork

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, ground pork, 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. While pork cooks, warm tortillas.

  • Step 3 - Warm the Tortillas
    3

    Warm the Tortillas

    Stack tortillas and cover with a moist paper towel. Microwave until warm, 30 seconds. Immediately transfer to a foil pouch to keep warm. Alternately, wrap tortillas in foil and heat in a 375 degree oven until warm, 4-5 minutes.

  • Step 4 - Cook the Filling
    4

    Cook the Filling

    Return pan used to cook pork to medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and poblano pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add ground pork, tomato paste, and pineapple chunks and stir occasionally until pork is coated, 4-5 minutes. Remove from burner and season with 1 tsp. lime zest (reserve remaining for garnish), ½ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • 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 jalapeño pieces (to taste), and remaining lime zest. Bon appétit!