Tacos "al pastor" (or "shepherd style") is traditionally an example of fusion food between Lebanese shawarma and grilled meats sold by Mexican street vendors. Our vegetarian tacos take inspiration from the spices and ingredients of these countries and we pack the punch of these flavours into the roasted butternut squash, paired with spicy black beans, pickled onions, coriander and pineapple.

Cook our delicious Tacos Al Pastor in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic 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 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:

  • 200g butternut squash cut into 2cm cubes
  • 1 red onion
  • 400g tin black beans (don't drain)
  • 4 soft corn tortillas (check for GF if needed)
  • 1 snack pack of pineapple (about 100g)
  • a handful of coriander
  • salad cheese (vegan if desired) (optional)
  • 1 small red onion (optional)
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Our 25 minute recipe

  1. Roast the squash

    Heat the oven to 200C / fan 180C / gas 6.

    Toss the butternut squash in the AL PASTOR SPICE BLEND with a little oil on an oven tray and roast for 20 mins.

  2. Prep your garnishes

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

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

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

    Heat a little oil in a saucepan and fry the 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.

  4. Serve

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

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Tacos Al Pastor Top Reviews

Barbora - 16th October 2020

This was truly delicious!

Barbora - 16th October 2020

This was truly delicious!

Aaron - 29th September 2020

Quarn pieces work really nicely instead of butternut squash in this recipe.

Aaron - 29th September 2020

Quarn pieces work really nicely instead of butternut squash in this recipe.

Izzy - 26th September 2020

Simply Cook sent me this and I wouldn’t have chosen it as I automatically choose but I’m glad they did!! It was absolutely delicious great flavour combinations, as usual always add the optional extras!! So, so good!

Izzy - 26th September 2020

Simply Cook sent me this and I wouldn’t have chosen it as I automatically choose but I’m glad they did!! It was absolutely delicious great flavour combinations, as usual always add the optional extras!! So, so good!

Ross - 22nd September 2020

Perhaps more squash

Ross - 22nd September 2020

Perhaps more squash

Fiona - 20th September 2020

Absolutely delicious! One of the best meals yet!

Fiona - 20th September 2020

Absolutely delicious! One of the best meals yet!

Lenka - 19th September 2020

Really nice! Pineapple added a nice touch!

Lenka - 19th September 2020

Really nice! Pineapple added a nice touch!

Rachel - 11th September 2020

Soooo good! I'm a big taco fan but never really fancied this recipe. Ordered by accident but so glad it was as these tacos are down right delicious! And a nice change from the generic UK version of a taco. Yum!

Rachel - 11th September 2020

Soooo good! I'm a big taco fan but never really fancied this recipe. Ordered by accident but so glad it was as these tacos are down right delicious! And a nice change from the generic UK version of a taco. Yum!

Laura - 8th September 2020

Substituted butternut squash for chicken and was yummy mixed with the spices

Sarah - 1st September 2020

I did it with prawns as opposed to butternut squash and it was delicious!

Laura - 26th August 2020

What I love about these kits is that you can swap around so many items and still come up with a tasty meal. I used our frijoles paste in rice as we had no beans and it worked a treat! (Cooked first then stir fried). We also added pink pickled onions from the day before

Laura - 26th August 2020

What I love about these kits is that you can swap around so many items and still come up with a tasty meal. I used our frijoles paste in rice as we had no beans and it worked a treat! (Cooked first then stir fried). We also added pink pickled onions from the day before

Kathy - 15th August 2020

A lot of dishes!!

Sarah - 8th August 2020

One of our favourites

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