Tacos Al Pastor – These easy beef tacos al pastor are made in the slow cooker. Shredded beef topped with pineapple chunks, cheese, and avocados. Delicious!
Tacos Al Pastor
These easy beef tacos al pastor are made in the slow cooker. Shredded beef topped with pineapple chunks, cheese, and avocados. Delicious, easy to make and the perfect dish to celebrate your Mexican themed Party.
The big question is: Are you hombre enough to eat these smoky and spicy tacos? Chipotle peppers with adobo sauce and pineapple give these dish a wonderful and distinctive flavor.
Tacos Al Pastor are generally made with pork on a big spinning machine, similar to Shawarma. When you order your taco, the meat is sliced thinly and placed in a corn tortilla.
The taco is topped with extra pineapple, cotija cheese and other toppings of your choice. I decided to make mine in the slow cooker because it’s the easiest way to get the desired texture.
As you can see, these Tacos Al Pastor are very different than any other tacos you’ve tried before. The meat is very spicy and not for the faint of heart. YUM! You can of course make them to suit your taste and needs. Just add less chipotle peppers and more pineapple.
The next time you’re hosting a party, make a Taco Bar! Place the beef in cute salsa bowl, the tortillas will stay warm in your tortilla warmer, slice some avocados and juice a few lemons. All the items you see below are from Imusa. They offer some cool products that will make your party remarkable. You can also use the tortilla warmer for warming up bread and arepas too!
All the items you see below are from Imusa. They offer some cool products that will make your party remarkable. You can also use the tortilla warmer for warming up bread and arepas too!
I tried Tacos al Pastor a few years ago in a friend’s house who is from Mexico. He made it in a slight different way using some sort of banana leaves. I got hooked by the deep smoky flavor and combination of ingredients. With every bite you will get smoky, spicy, sour, sweet, fresh and creamy. Sounds good right?
I got hooked by the deep smoky flavor and combination of ingredients. With every bite you will get smoky, spicy, sour, sweet, fresh and creamy. Sounds good right?
I hope you can make this delicious Tacos al Pastor at home. If you do, please tag me on Instagram @livingsweetmoments and/or use the hashtag #LivingSweet – I promise to Repost it.
- 2-3 Lbs of Beef Chuck Roast fat trimmed
- 20 oz Can of Crushed Pineapple
- 1 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2-3 in Chipotles Adobo Sauce
- 1/2 Onion
- 1 Tablespoon of Chili Sauce
- Salt + Pepper
- 12-15 Corn Tortillas
- Cotija Cheese you may use feta cheese
- Lime Juice
- Chunks of pineapple
- Avocado cut into chunks
In a blender, place the crushed pineapple, apple cider vinegar, chipotle, adobo sauce, onion and chili sauce. Blender until sauce is completely pureed
Place sauce inside a slow cooker
Season the beef with salt and pepper. Cut into 2-3 pieces
Slow cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 6 hours
When meat is tender, shred it using 2 forks and place it inside the tortillas
Warm the tortillas in the oven
Fill the tortillas with beef, pineapple, cotija cheese and lime
Disclosure: Imusa provided me with the items you see in the pictures. However, all opinions are 100% mine and were not influenced in any way. I was not compensated for this post.
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Hi, this recipe looks fantastic, Very unique flavors – would you clarify these items though…
2-3 in Chipotles Adobo Sauce <– does this mean 2-3 inches of chiles WITH some of the sauce? How much sauce?
1 Tablespoon of Chili Sauce = chili sauce is kind of a general term, what brand did you use so I can look it up to see what it is exactly
Hi Jo, let me clarify for you:
When you open the can or chipotles, you actually get pieces of chipotle. So just grab 2-3 pieces that come attached with sauce. you may add more if you like the heat.
For the Chili sauce, you can use sriracha, Heinz Chili sauce or even Tabasco.