Al Pastor Pork Recipe

Al Pastor Pork Recipe

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  • Ingredients:
  • 6 pounds of pork shoulder or butt, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (7 oz) adobo sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  •  1 medium onion, finely chopped (approximately 1 cup)
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • -1/2 cup lime juice
  • -1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  •  2 tablespoons Midnight Kick BBQ Rub by Right Way BBQ
  •  1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  •  Corn tortillas


1. **Prepare the Marinade:**
- In a blender or food processor, combine the adobo sauce, minced garlic, chopped onion, orange juice, pineapple juice, lime juice,lemon, apple cider vinegar, and Midnight Kick BBQ Rub. Blend until smooth.

2. **Marinate the Pork:**
- Place the thinly sliced pork in a large bowl or a resealable plastic bag.
- Pour the marinade over the pork, ensuring all pieces are well coated.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to penetrate the meat.

3. **Prepare the Skewer:**
- Stack the marinated pork slices onto a vertical skewer, similar to how you would prepare shawarma or gyro meat. Make sure the stack is secure and even.

4. **Cook the Pork:**
- Preheat your grill to 275 using indirect heat if possible.
- Place a drip pan below the skewer to catch any drippings.
- Grill the pork skewer vertically, rotating occasionally, for about 3 to 5 hours, or until the pork is fully cooked and has a nice char on the outside. The internal temperature should reach at least 145°F (63°C).
- If you don’t have a vertical skewer setup, you can place the pork slices on a grilling rack over a drip pan and cook similarly.

5. **Warm the Tortillas:**
- While the pork is cooking, warm the corn tortillas on the grill or in a dry skillet over medium heat until pliable and slightly charred.

6. **Serve:**
- Once the pork is cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before slicing off thin pieces from the stack.
- Serve the sliced pork on warm corn tortillas.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro and any additional toppings you prefer (such as diced onions, pineapple chunks, or a squeeze of lime).
-Cut off the top of the pineapple to decorate, and cut up slices to add to tacos(optional Grill the pineapple the last 30-45 minutes of the cook)

Enjoy your Al Pastor Pork Tacos with a harmonious blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors!




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