Tacos al Pastor with Creamy Poblano Chipotle Sauce

Tacos al Pastor with Creamy Poblano Chipotle Sauce
Level
Intermediate
Prep
20 minutes
Cook
15 minutes
Servings
12 servings, 1 taco per serving
  • The pork in these Tacos al Pastor is made extra delicious by marinating in a mixture of pineapple, onion and spices before grilling. The Creamy Chipotle Sauce with cilantro, chiles, lime juice and avocado really rounds out the flavor of the tacos.

The Secret Ingredient

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces (about 3 tablespoons) achiote paste
  • 2 teaspoons MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons canned adobo sauce from chipotle chiles
  • 2 pounds boneless pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small poblano chile or 1/2 medium poblano chile, seeds and veins removed, chopped
  • 2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 small avocado, roughly chopped
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce from a can
  • 12 corn tortillas, warmed
  • Pineapple chunks (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

Make It

Step 1

Combine vinegar, onion, pineapple juice, achiote paste, 1 teaspoon bouillon, oregano, cumin and adobo sauce in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Step 2

Place pork in freezer bag and pour in mixture. Seal bag; shake and press firmly with fingers to distribute marinade throughout meat. Refrigerate for 4 hours.

Step 3

Combine chopped cilantro, poblano chili, evaporated milk, lime juice, remaining teaspoon bouillon, avocado and chipotle chile in food processor or blender; cover. Process until smooth.

Step 4

Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade.

Step 5

Preheat grill.

Step 6

Cook pork for 7 minutes on one side. Turn and cook for an additional 6 minutes or until internal temperature is 145° F. Turn off the grill and allow pork to rest on the grill for 5 minutes. Cut into bite-size pieces.

Step 7

Place about 1/2 cup pork in each tortilla; top each with about 2 tablespoons creamy poblano chipotle sauce. Serve with pineapple and cilantro.