Slow Cooker Tacos Al Pastor
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Slow cooker tacos al pastor brings the Mexican restaurant right to your kitchen. These tacos are easy to make and the slow cooker does all the work.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 large white onion, cut into chunks
  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 5 dried guajillo chilies (stemmed, seeded and soaked in hot water for 20 minutes)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2½ pounds pork tenderloin
  • For Serving
  • tortillas
  • chopped onion
  • cilantro
  • fresh pinepple
  1. Drain the chilies then add all of the ingredients, except for the pork, to a blender and blitz until everything is smooth.
  2. Place the pork tenderloin(s) into the slow cooker.
  3. Pour the blended mixture over top of the tenderloins.
  4. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours.
  5. Remove pork from slow cooker.
  6. Dice pork and serve in tortillas with chopped onion, cilantro and pieces of pineapple.
If you want to make the tacos al pastor spicier, you can substitute 2 California chilies for 2 of the guajillo chilies.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at