Pork & Pineapple Tacos

(aka, Tacos al Pastor) I’ve recreated this dish by memory of an entrée my sister in law served at her restaurant about 4 years ago and then tweaked for my family’s tastes. Cooking pineapple really brings out the sugars and it gets so sweet. Pork has such a saltiness to it already, it pairs perfectly with the sweet tangy pineapple. Then a guaca-de-gallo is added for a creamy tang! Let me know what you think of the recipe in the comments!


1 lb pork chops, cut into bite size pieces, approx 1/2 inch cubes

1/4 onion, diced

1/2 cup pineapple tidbits

1/4 cup veg oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp ea: chili powder, cumin, dried parsley


1 avocado, diced

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 – 1 cup chopped cilantro (to your taste)

juice from 1/2 lime


10 soft corn shells, heated to be soft and pliable



Put veg oil in skillet over medium heat

Add onion & garlic, saute til tender and translucent, push to edges of pan

Add pork chop pieces, sprinkle over seasoning

Stir til pork is golden all over and done

Add pineapple plus a little juice (it helps deglaze the pan)

Meanwhile, stir together avocado, onion, cilantro and lime juice in separate bowl for the guaca-de-gallo

Serve corn shell with rounded spoonful of pork-pineapple mixture topped with the guaca-de-gallo

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