Mexican Tacos Al Pastor With Marinated Pork Strips & Pineapple Chunks
Mexican food is just like the country itself: colorful, spicy, and cheerful. If you're looking for a wonderfully flavorful, marinated meat dish with an extra fruity note, you should try the following recipe — every meat lover will get their money's worth with this one!
- 2 lb pork loin, cut into 12 strips and pounded thin
For the marinade:
- 1 pinch whole allspice
- 3 oz curry paste
- 4 tbsp pineapple juice
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ cup vinegar
- 7 oz bacon strips
- 1 pineapple
- wooden skewer
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut the pork loin into thin slices, pound them thin, and place them in a casserole dish.
2. Prepare the marinade by mixing the whole allspice, curry paste, pineapple juice, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and vinegar into a paste.
3. Let the meat marinate in the creamy paste for about 20 minutes.
4. Cut a pineapple into two large cubes and stack them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
5. Put 2 pieces of marinated pork strips crosswise on the pineapple cubes, followed by 4 slices of bacon crosswise. Keep layering the pork strips and bacon strips until all the meat is stacked.
6. Top the pork tower with a piece of pineapple and stick a wooden skewer through the middle of the meat pile so it won't fall over. Cook for 60 minutes, rotating the pan every so often so the meat cooks evenly. Let the meat rest a bit before cutting into it.
Serve the sliced marinated meat in a tortilla with pineapple chunks and onions for a delicious Mexican fiesta.
You can find the recipe for the Schnitzel Gyros featured in the bonus video here.