Pork and Pineapple Tacos

Looking down on a wooden chopping board with three tacos, grilled pineapple, and lemon wedges.

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.

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Pork steaks cooked to a rich mahogany color sitting on a chopping board.
The pork is marinated then covered with a light rub before being grilled to a mahogany color.
Pork is prepare into 1-inch slices and placed in a bowl.
The pork is cut into 1-inch slices before being marinated and grilled. It can be purchased cut or you can slice yourself.
Looking down on a wooden chopping board with three tacos, grilled pineapple, and lemon wedges.
The tacos are easily made by placing the pork and pineapple salsa on a tortilla.

Pork and Pineapple Tacos Recipe

Looking down on a wooden chopping board with three tacos, grilled pineapple, and lemon wedges.
Pork and pineapple are a wonderful combination and are worth adding to your taco collection. The sweet and meaty flavors pair in this easy to make finger food.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Marinate 6 hours
Ready in 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12
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Pork Marinade

  • 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

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 sprig cilantro
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

To Serve

  • 24 small tortillas
  • 1 sprig cilantro
  • 2 lemons cut into wedges


  • grill


Pork Marinade

  • 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.

Pineapple Salsa

  • 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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 564kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 26gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 1384mgPotassium: 624mgFiber: 5gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 450IUVitamin C: 53mgCalcium: 129mgIron: 4mg

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