Al Pastor Pork Loin

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  • Pork tenderloin strip
  • 1 C minced pineapple – diced and charred
  • 1/4 C onions – diced and charred
  • 1 TBL achiote paste (or substitute cumin and cayenne)
  • 2 TBL chipotle or adobo paste
  • 2 C pineapple juice
  • 2 cloves garlic


  1. Bring tenderloin up to room temperature (about 45 minutes)
  2. Dice and char onions and pineapple
  3. Add all other ingredients in a mixing bowl and add the charred vegetables
  4. Marinate the tenderloin for about 90 minutes
  5. Cook over very high heat for about 5 minutes per side
  6. Let rest 10 minutes before cutting into medallions and serving


You can braise a lesser cut of pork in the same liquid.
Bake at 275ยบ for three hours
Let cool, then shred the meat
Let shredded meat marinate in the remaining liquid for another 30 minutes, then use for tacos or burritos.

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