These pork-and-pineapple tacos are called al pastor because missionaries came from Jerusalem to Mexico and brought their Middle Eastern foodways with them. Over time, tacos al pastor became one of the most popular Mexican tacos. This version takes its cue from the spicy-sweet-savory flavors of the classic.
Look for a lean shoulder roast for this recipe. It will be a piece of a boneless Boston butt. Get the smallest and leanest roast you can find, which will probably be 2 to 3 pounds. If you get a piece with excess fat, just trim it away before cutting the meat into chunks.
I decided to make this, but didn't read the instructions beforehand... so, I left the meat in the marinade for two days... then made the tacos with an additional cabbage sald for crunch. I put a vinaigrette on the slaw that was flavored with cumin seeds and toasted garlic.. this was fantastic!! So yummy! I forgot about the onions, but it wasn't lacking at all.
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