There are a wide variety of tacos, this version is a combination of pork and pineapple. It may not be the first thing you think of, but once you have tried it, it will become a regular moving forward.
The pork is marinated in a homemade marinade before being grilled and diced. Similarly, the pineapple is grilled to caramelize the sugars and create a deeper flavor.
Once the components are made each person can create their taco to their preferences. It makes a wonderful lunch or light dinner. It is also a perfect option for a hand-food at gatherings.
Pork and Pineapple Tacos Recipe
- 1/2 cup achiote marinade
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon granulated onion
- 1 tablespoon guajillo chili powder or substitute ancho chili
- 3 pounds pork such as sirloin or shoulder
- 1 pineapple
- 2 tomatoes
- ½ red onion
- 1 sprig cilantro
- 1 lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 24 small tortillas
- 1 sprig cilantro
- 2 lemons cut into wedges
- Combine the achiote marinade, pineapple juice, garlic, salt, onion, and chili powder.
- Cut the pork into slices ¾ to 1-inch thickness. Place the pork in a bowl and cover it with the marinade.
- Cut the pineapple into quarters and remove the tough core.
- Grill the pineapple until browned on all sides.
- Dice the cooked pineapple. Cut the tomatoes and remove the seeds then dice the flesh. Finely dice the onion.
- Combine the pineapple, tomato, onion, cilantro, and salt. Put aside until ready to serve.
Grilling the Pork
- Preheat a grill to about 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
- Remove the pork from the bowl and shack off any excess marinade. Lightly dust with an all-purpose rub. Place on the preheated grill.
- Flip the pork every 5 minutes until the meat is charred on the outside and cooked all the way through.
- Cube the pork ready to serve.
- Grill the tortillas until starting to brown then flip and heat the other side.
- Serve the pork on the tortilla then top with the pineapple salsa.
- Garnish with cilantro leaves with lemon wedges on the side.
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