I love this Pork Tacos Al Pastor recipe. Easy to make and great tasting tacos in 40 minutes. Perfect Game Day food.
Taco Tuesday! Ok, it's Friday but who cares. It's Taco Time! I've made so many different kinds of tacos over the years but this is the first time (I think) that I've made Pork Tacos Al Pastor.
If you are wondering what Al Pastor tacos are, it's basically a pork tenderloin cooked with pineapple, onions and brown sugar. Sound yummy? It should because these Al Pastor Tacos are simply to die for.
Cooking a glazed pork tenderloin like this can be a little tricky so I strongly suggest you use a meat thermometer. You will want the center of the pork tenderloin to be at least 145F. If you don't have a meat thermometer and often cook meat, I suggest you splurge and get yourself one to avoid serving undercooked meat.
For the most part, I prefer flour tortillas when having tacos. The wife prefers corn tortillas. That's why you will often see flour tortillas listed on the recipe card but often see corn tortillas in the pictures. The star of the show though is the pork filling.
A pound of pork will yield quite a few tacos. If you are feeding a large crowd then you have nothing to worry about. But if you are cooking for two like we often do, you will most likely have some leftovers. I used some of the leftover pork in a quesadilla the next day. Yummy!
Check out these delicious recipes I recently made:
- Hoisin Glazed Turkey Meatloaf
- Baileys Irish Cream Brownies
- Delicious Tex-Mex Chili
- Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
- Awesome Quesadilla Pie
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make these Pork Tacos Al Pastor: Pork Tenderloin, Pineapple, Red Onion, Oil, Light Brown Sugar, Chipotle Pepper, Ground Cumin, Oregano Leaves, Salt and Tortillas.
🥣 How do I make these Pork Tacos Al Pastor
Preheat oven to 425F.
Place pork tenderloin on a foil-lined baking pan.
Drain the can of pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons of the juice.
Arrange the pineapple and onions around pork in the pan.
In a small bowl, mix the reserved pineapple juice and remaining ingredients, except for the tortillas. Glaze the pork with pineapple mixture.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until pork is to the desired doneness. Usually an internal temperature of at least 145F.
Remove from the oven. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Cut pork into thin strips and serve in warmed tortillas topped with pineapples and onions.
🍳 Recipe Card
Pork Tacos Al Pastor
- 1 lb Pork Tenderloin
- 20 oz Pineapple, Crushed
- 1/4 Cup Red Onion, Chopped
- 1 Tbsp Oil
- 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 Tsp Chipotle Pepper
- 1 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 1/2 Tsp Oregano Leaves
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 6 Flour Tortillas
how to make this recipe
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Place pork tenderloin on a foil lined baking pan.
- Drain the can of pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons of the juice.
- Arrange the pineapple and onions around pork in the pan.
- In a small bowl, mix the reserved pineapple juice and remaining ingredients, except for the tortillas. Glaze the pork with pineapple mixture.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until pork is to desired doneness. Usually an internal temperature of at least 145F.
- Remove from the oven. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Cut pork into thin strips and serve in warmed tortillas topped with pineapples and onions.
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