Pork Taco Recipe to Hype Up Your Tuesday Night
Tacos are traditional Mexican food. A typical taco recipe consists of wheat or corn-based tortillas as the crust and is topped with different kinds of meat filling like goat, beef, pork, fish, shrimp, and chicken.
Incredibly versatile, the beauty of Mexican tacos lies in the distinctive flavors in every variation. Take, for example, the incredibly underrated pork taco a.k.a. tacos al pastor. This recipe, divided into four sections to make prep work more manageable, teaches you how to make it all from scratch.
- 100 ml pineapple juice
- 100 ml orange juice
- 15 g achuete powder
- 5 g garlic, chopped
- 15 g Guajillo chili
- 100 g white onion, chopped
- 5 g peppercorns
- 1 g cinnamon powder
- 1 g oregano
- 10 ml white vinegar
- 1 Knorr Pork Cube
- 1 kg pork kasim, whole
- Guacamole Ingredients
- 150 ml vegetable oil
- 5 g garlic
- 50 g white onion diced
- 250 ml water
- 100 g fresh avocado
- 100 g jalapeños
- 1 g salt
- 1 g white pepper
- Pineapple Salsa Ingredients
- 100 g pineapple (fresh or canned) cubed
- 200 g tomatoes deseed and cubed
- 50 g cilantro leaves roughly chopped
- Soft Taco Ingredients
- 100 g corn flour
- 125 g all purpose flour
- 37.5 g glutinous flour
- 100 ml water
- 100 g lard
- 5 ml corn oil
- Make the marinade by combining all ingredients (except the pork) in a bowl. Mix well until the Knorr Pork Cube is dissolved.
- Take a sharp knife and slice the pork thinly.
- Transfer the pork to a container and pour the marinade mixture over it.
- Cover and let the pork marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
- Once ready, cook the marinated pork on a stovetop griddle.
- Guacamole Recipe
- In a pan, heat oil and sauté onions and garlic.
- Set aside and let cool.
- Transfer avocadoes, jalapeños, onions, garlic, and water into a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour into a bowl or into a container.
- Pineapple Salsa Recipe
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Set aside and chill.
- Soft Taco Recipe
- Take a large bowl and combine all ingredients. Mix well.
- Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
- Dust a surface (countertop or table) with some flour. Knead the dough and flatten it with a rolling pin.
- Make small tortillas by cutting the dough with a cookie cutter.
- Cook the corn tortilla on a griddle, toasting both sides lightly.
Unlike a birria taco recipe, tacos al pastor don't require slow cooking. As long as you marinate and prepare the tortillas ahead of time, making pork tacos for merienda doesn't take long. Pork tacos are tasty, economical, and very filling. Master this taco recipe and create a snack that everyone will love!