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Tacos al Pastor

Get cantina style Tacos al Carbon with this easy recipe on the grill. Charred pieces of seasoned pork and pineapple with an array of toppings make for the perfect Cinco de Mayo party spread.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cinco de Mayo
Servings: 8


  • 1.5 lb pork shoulder roast, thin sliced on rounds
  • 2 tbsp sazon seasoning (in Mexican foods store or see below)
  • 2 tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce (just the adobe sauce - save remaining in freezer
  • 1/2 pineapple, skin removed and cut thinly in rounds

Sazon Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp achiote
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • salt and pepper


  • 12 small flour tortillas blistered on grill
  • 3-4 radish, diced for garnish
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese for garnish
  • 1 lime, sliced for garnish


  • Blend together sazon seasoning and adobo sauce.  Massage into pork rounds and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Layer pineapple and pork slices into a tall even stack and pierce with several kabob sticks (I used 4 kabob sticks).
  • Grill on indirect heat, cooking slowly and rotating until charred and cooked through.  Remove and rough chop.  Serve with blistered tortillas and toppings.