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Tacos Al Pastor

Slow Cooker Tacos al Pastor is a Mexican dish made with thinly shredded pork, that's marinated in a variety of seasonings and served, traditionally, on tortillas with pineapple, cilantro and onions.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 45 mins
Course crock pot/slow cooker, Pork
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 18 tacos
Calories 236 kcal


  • 6 quart slow cooker


  • 3.5 lb boneless pork shoulder
  • 20 oz canned pineapple
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 whole chiles in adobo
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packets Goya Sazon
  • 18 6 inch flour tortillas
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup onion finely diced


  • Trim any visible fat off the pork shoulder. Place the pork into a 6 quart or larger slow cooker.
  • Divide the canned pinapple with juice and the onion in half. Put half of each into the slow cooker with the pork.
  • Put the remaining pineapple with juice and onion into a blender or food processor. Add the vinegar, chiles in adobo, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and Goya packets. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce over the pork and cook on low for 6 hours. Shred the pork and return it to sit in the juices for 30 minutes.
  • Assemble the tacos by warming up the tortillas. Then drain the pork and layer on the tortilla along with fresh pineapple, cilantro and onion for a traditional version.
  • For an Americanized taco: top with cheese, sour cream, lettuce and tomato.


Substitutions: corn tortillas for flour ones. Replace Goya Sazon seasoning with achiote paste if you can find it. Add in some hot sauce to make these tacos spicy. 


Serving: 1tacoCalories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 23gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 404mgPotassium: 469mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 185IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 2mg

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Keyword pork and pineapple tacos, pork tacos, slow cooker tacos, tacos al pastor
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