Tacos "al pastor" (or "shepherd style") is an example of fusion food between Lebanese shawarma and grilled pork sold by Mexican street vendors. Think rotisserie-grilled pork rubbed with spices of the Middle East, sliced and served in a taco with Mexican style pickled onions (escabeche), coriander and fresh pineapple. Here we pack the punch of these classic flavours without the need for a rotisserie spit in your home!

Cook our delicious Pork Tacos al Pastor in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Pork Tacos al Pastor. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Al Pastor Spice Blend pot, a Frijoles Paste pot and a Habanero Hot Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Pork Tacos al Pastor in just 25 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Al Pastor Spice Blend
  • Frijoles Paste
  • Habanero Hot Sauce

Your shopping list for 2 servings:

  • 300g pork fillet cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 400g tin black beans (don't drain)
  • 4 soft corn tortillas (check for GF if needed)
  • 1 snack pack of pineapple (about 100g), cut into small cubes
  • a handful of coriander (optional)
  • 1 lime (optional)
  • 1 small red onion finely sliced, (see tip) (optional)
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Our 25 minute recipe

  1. Get prepped

    Marinate the pork in the AL PASTOR SPICE BLEND. Keep aside.

    Mix the HABANERO HOT SAUCE with 1 tbsp water in a small bowl to loosen it. Keep aside. 

    If you're doing the extra optional pickled onions (see tip), prep this now.

  2. Make the Frijoles (pronounced fri-HO-lez!)

    Heat a little oil in a saucepan and fry the chopped onion for 2 mins to soften, then mix in the FRIJOLES PASTE.

    Tip the black beans (including the liquid) into the pan and gently bring to a simmer for 2 mins.

    Turn the heat down and mash the beans with a potato masher until around half are mashed, then mix well to create a thick, saucy bean mixture.

  3. Fry the pork

    Heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and then fry the pork quickly until golden brown on both sides (around 2-3 mins).

    Turn down the heat to medium-low and cook for 2 more mins, or until the pork is cooked through.

  4. Serve!

    To make your tacos, spread a spoonful of beans onto a tortilla, top with some pork and pineapple pieces and coriander and lime juice (if having). Lightly drizzle some hot sauce over your tacos

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Pork Tacos al Pastor Top Reviews

Lindsay - 17th October 2020

Add sour cream and savoury rice for extra flavour.

Lisa - 14th October 2020

I was worried this might be too spicy but every element was absolutely delicious! Will definitely have again.

Tammy - 9th October 2020

Pork was lovely and the black beans really complimented it well. I didn’t use any pineapple as we don’t like fruit with meat. The pickled onion is worth doing as it adds a bit of crunch. Tip: if you don’t own a potato masher (we don’t!) use the bottom of a small glass or tumbler, worked really well to mash the beans.

Celia - 8th October 2020

Loved the pickled onions!

Joanne - 30th September 2020

Absolutely delicious, the pineapple goes really well with the dish. I wasn’t sure how it would taste but it was amazing.

Joanne - 30th September 2020

Absolutely delicious, the pineapple goes really well with the dish. I wasn’t sure how it would taste but it was amazing.

Rachel - 30th September 2020

This was so tasty! I fried the pineapple in with the pork as I didn’t fancy it cold, it was really good!

Rachel - 30th September 2020

This was so tasty! I fried the pineapple in with the pork as I didn’t fancy it cold, it was really good!

Andrea - 30th September 2020

Love it, love the spicy habanero sauce and its definitely worth doing the onion pickle

Gemma - 27th September 2020

We used taco shells and that was extremely messy!

Ian - 20th September 2020

Great taste. Need to work out how to stack these and eat them daintily!!

Nicola - 19th September 2020

Added some roasted peppers an dused chicken instead of pork. Yum!

Nicola - 19th September 2020

Added some roasted peppers an dused chicken instead of pork. Yum!

Maggie - 16th September 2020

Used a tin of black eyed beans instead of black beans. Would work just as well with chicken instead of pork

Leanne - 10th September 2020

So good! The fresh fruit cuts through the pork and spices beautifully.

Leanne - 10th September 2020

So good! The fresh fruit cuts through the pork and spices beautifully.

Jayne - 4th September 2020

A taste sensation! Loved this, lots of little dishes to put sauce, pineapple, pickles in etc but well worth the washing up. Lovely mix of textures and flavours. A definite for a re-order.

Jessica - 30th August 2020

Nice light meal, not really a main meal without extras

Laura - 29th August 2020

Could use a suggested side, we added wedges

Laura - 29th August 2020

Could use a suggested side, we added wedges

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