Slow Cooker Tacos al Pastor

The Lemon Bowl

Ready in: 260 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 240 minutes
Servings: 6
Gluten Free
Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces red achiote paste
    Ethnic Foods;Spices and Seasonings
  • 3 pound boneless pork shoulder
    Meat
  • corn tortillas, cilantro, minced onion, diced pineapple, lime wedges - to serve
    Bakery/Bread;Pasta and Rice;Ethnic Foods
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 6 ounces dried chiles (such as guajillo, mulato, ancho, arbol, etc)
    Produce;Ethnic Foods;Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 cloves garlic
    Produce
  • ¼ cup lime juice (about 1 big lime)
    Produce
  • 2 medium onions - one quartered, one diced
    Produce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    Produce;Spices and Seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 cups diced pineapple - divided
    Produce
  • 1 tablespoon salt
    Spices and Seasonings
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing

Steps

  • Place pork shoulder in a slow cooker and top with 1 cup of the diced pineapple and the diced onion; set aside.
  • Remove seeds and stems from dried chilis and place in a large bowl. Cover with boiling water and let steep to soften, about 15 minutes.
  • Place softened chilis along with 1 cup of the reserved steeping liquid in a large food processor.
  • Add the remaining 1 cup diced pineapple, quartered onion, lime juice, vinegar, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Puree on high for 60 seconds.
  • Drain mixture over a fine mesh strainer placed directly on top of the pork shoulder in the slow cooker insert. Use a rubber spatula to press out all of the liquid and discard what's left in the strainer.Cook pork on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.To serve, shred pork with two forks discarding any large pieces of fat.
  • Serve in warmed corn tortillas with cilantro, minced onion, minced pineapple and any other toppings of choice.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 489.17  cal  (24.46%)
  • Fat: 10.46  g  (16.09%)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.83  g  (17.7%)
  • Carbohydrates: 44.12  g  (14.71%)
  • Sugar: 19.06  g  (21.18%)
  • Cholesterol: 136.08  mg  (45.36%)
  • Sodium: 1327.03  mg  (57.7%)
  • Protein: 56.65  g  (113.3%)
  • Vitamin A: 7567.69  IU  (151.35%)
  • Vitamin B3: 25.03  mg  (125.14%)
  • Vitamin B1: 1.58  mg  (105.49%)
  • Vitamin B6: 2.05  mg  (102.73%)
  • Selenium: 61.6  µg  (87.99%)
  • Vitamin B2: 1.45  mg  (85.23%)
  • Phosphorus: 670.28  mg  (67.03%)
  • Manganese: 1.02  mg  (51.17%)
  • Vitamin C: 41.33  mg  (50.09%)
  • Fiber: 11.56  g  (46.24%)
  • Potassium: 1591.93  mg  (45.48%)
  • Zinc: 5.26  mg  (35.1%)
  • Vitamin B12: 1.97  µg  (32.89%)
  • Vitamin K: 33.96  µg  (32.34%)
  • Magnesium: 119.17  mg  (29.79%)
  • Iron: 5.14  mg  (28.57%)
  • Vitamin B5: 2.71  mg  (27.15%)
  • Copper: 0.37  mg  (18.7%)
  • Folate: 34.61  µg  (8.65%)
  • Vitamin E: 1.28  mg  (8.56%)
  • Calcium: 85.65  mg  (8.56%)

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