Vegetarian or Pork al Pastor-Style Tacos
2Large Tacos
2Large Tacos
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 2 thick slices from a ripesweet and fresh pineapple, cubed
  • 2 large chunks Oaxaca cheese*
  • A few swigs of olive oil**
  • Spicy green chili salsafor topping
  • A handful of fresh chopped fresh cilantrofor garnish
  1. On a hot grill pour a few swigs of olive oil onto the grill until it becomes hot but not smoking.
  2. Add pineapple chunks and grill until they edges start turning golden and darker than the centers.
  3. Add cheese (and pork if non vegetarian version, pork first because you want to make sure the pork is well done).
  4. Grill until the pork is well cooked and then add the cheese or just add the cheese to the pineapple if using vegetarian version until the cheese is melted and a little brown in places, this adds to the flavor.
  5. Place cooked mixture into a bowl and then heat your tortillas on the grill. Put the bowl in a warm place if you can so the mixture does not cool down. If it does you can always place it quickly on the grill after heating up the tortillas before placing the mixture into the warmed tortillas.
  6. Scrape any excess off your grill with a wooden or rubber spatula and then heat up the tortillas, flipping them over when you see a few bubbles and place them together onto a small plate to keep them warm.
  7. On a larger plate for serving place two tortillas together for each taco and fill them on one side so you can fold the tortillas over with the filling.
  8. Add green chili salsa and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.
Recipe Notes

*depending on how much cheese you like and if you are mixing pork into the cheese. This is a Mexican cheese so you may not be able to find it but these are great alternatives; use either Italian style Mozzarella or Armenian String Cheese.
**Enough for grilling the pineapple and cheese and then warming up the tortillas on afterwards.
***this again depends on your personal taste, choose the hotness you prefer and if you sharing with somebody supply a milder one and a hotter one.

Al Pastor Style Tacos Recipe - includes both a pork and vegetarian version |