Quick Tacos al Pastor Recipe
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Quick Tacos al Pastor Recipe

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At a truck stand in Hawaii, we tasted pork and pineapple tacos. My husband is a high school football referee and gives my version a thumb’s up.—Lori McLain, Denton, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (15 ounces) refrigerated pork roast au jus
  • 1 cup well-drained unsweetened pineapple chunks, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup enchilada sauce
  • 8 corn tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Optional ingredients: crumbled queso fresco, salsa verde and lime wedges

Nutritional Facts

2 tacos: 317 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 573mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Coarsely shred pork, reserving juices. In a small bowl, crush half of the pineapple with a fork.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add whole pineapple chunks; cook 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally. Remove from pan.
  3. Add enchilada sauce and crushed pineapple to same skillet; stir in pork and reserved juices. Cook over medium-high heat 4-6 minutes or until liquid is evaporated, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve in tortillas with pineapple chunks, onion and cilantro. If desired, top with cheese and salsa and serve with lime wedges. Yield: 4 servings (2 tacos each).
Originally published as Quick Tacos al Pastor in Taste of Home April/May 2015, p20

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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khahn2415 User ID: 2351073 247281
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2016

"What a fun and different way to prepare a taco! It was very good! I used an entire can of crushed pineapple (divided in half for each part of the recipe) and an entire 10 oz can of enchilada sauce. The toppings (cilantro and onion) make this taco! So don't be afraid to sprinkle a good amount of onion and cilantro on top! We didn't use any of the optional toppings as this was good as is!"

C1PNR User ID: 87128 247177
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"Great way to enhance a Very good Taco. We eat a LOT of Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, etc., and really like this recipe!"

CJB930 User ID: 7953517 247167
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"This sounds so good. I will be changing it up, but only because I don't use pork, that being said I will use chicken thighs and I know my family and I will really enjoy eating this for Taco Tues. Thank you for sharing"

WonkyGirl User ID: 8252934 247164
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"We like pineapple on our pizza so knew this would be a hit. My freezer had left-over roast pork so I used it for this recipe. I also added sliced onions with the pineapple to soften it a little bit. (I would have added some chopped red bell pepper if any was on hand). This recipe is great as it stands, I just cannot help tweaking to my families taste. Now I must share this with friends !

edit to add : I don't think I changed the recipe very much by my adding onions to cook with pineapple (to delete my review)."

rhondajeankelley User ID: 1540001 247162
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"Great recipe! Love the combination of spicy/sweet. While I totally agree with SMQMC that Jenward302 should not bring down the rating to ask a question, I also don't think anyone should review a recipe by how it looks, it's ingredients or weather it is healthy or not. Come one people, we want to know what you thot of the taste of the recipe as it is written. Letting us know what you might do next time, is fine. Some leave a review, good or bad, After they have changed most, if not all the ingredients. (That;s leaving another recipe, not reviewing the one listed.) Rant over!"

Hernzoo2 User ID: 7423567 244612
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2016

"Spicy sweet and delicious! I added more pineapple and enchilada sauce to make it more "saucy". Just enough that I did not need to add extra salsa. Skip the cheese to save a few calories. Definitely a repeat recipe."

SMQMC User ID: 1135775 244067
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"Jenward302 - You give a food "review" a 2 star rating because you wanted to ask a question? That is totally unfair since it brings the total stars ratings down. If you look at the picture, it seems the enchilada sauce is probably red. I'm giving this 5 stars to make up for your 2 stars and will make this dish some time this week."

Jenward302 User ID: 7261586 244064
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"Please indicate if enchilada sauce is red or green?"

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