Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours


8 cups

Updated: Oct. 26, 2023
You'll love this easy version of a traditional Mexican favorite. Serve this al pastor bowl over rice or in tortillas with your favorite toppings. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Slow-Cooker Al Pastor Bowls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cans (7 ounces each) whole green chiles
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 4 pounds boneless pork loin roast
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Optional toppings: Black beans, chopped avocado, corn, sliced radishes, lime and Mexican crema


  1. In a blender, puree first 12 ingredients. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine pork and pineapple mixture. Cook, covered, on low until pork is very tender, 6-8 hours. Stir to break up pork.
  2. Serve pork in bowls over rice. Add optional toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup pork mixture: 232 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 512mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.