Easy Slow Cooked Tacos Al Pastor


Great meal to prep the night before and start in the morning before work, you will come home to a delicious dinner and still have time left to do something fun for the evening!

Prep: 10 min

Cook Time: 7 hrs (in crockpot) on low

Serves: 4-6


  • 2.5 lbs of pork tenderloin
  • 8 pineapple rings (fresh)
  • 1 large white onion, halved
  • 1 cup fresh mango orange juice
  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup guajillo chile powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground cumin
  • 1 large chipotle chile from adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Corn tortillas
  • Smoky Two-Chile Salsa
  • Lime wedges
  • Hand full of chopped red potatoes (if desired).


  1. Coarsely chop 1 onion half. Coarsely chop 2 pineapple rounds, discarding core; cover and chill remaining pineapple. Place chopped onion and chopped pineapple in blender. Add orange juice and next 7 ingredients; puree marinade until smooth.
  2. Place tenderloins in crock pot on low and pour sauce on top of pork and cover for 7 hours. (add potatoes if you’d like).
  3. For the last 30 min add the remaining pineapple to crock pot.
  4. Remove pork and pineapple and roughly chop into chunks.
  5. Serve on corn tortillas with cilantro, white onion, lime, smokey salsa, and pineapple chunks.
  6. I like to serve with a black bean puree and potatoes.


About zestybeandog

I live in Austin with my wonderful husband, dog Ginger, and cat Skiddy. We are a pretty laid back group (except for Ginger). When I'm not teaching yoga, personal training, or dog walking... I'm in the kitchen. I'm always experimenting with new ingredients and thinking of ways to prepare fresh foods in a unique way. I hope to update the blog 4-5 times a week. I've had several friends, family, and clients inquire about my recipes so here it goes. What to expect: Healthy recipes that are good for you, some classics (that have been spruced up), some not so healthy recipes (still made with quality ingredients that can be enjoyed in moderation), and beer and wine parings/reviews! I hope you enjoy, cheers!

2 responses »

  1. This was wonderful, but I did it on the stove top with a boneless boston butt because I did not have a tenderloin. I look forward to using the recipe again and again.

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