Tacos al pastor recipe with ground meat 馃嚥馃嚱 Mexican tacos and salsa verde recipe


Easy to make ground Mexican ground beef聽 “al pastor” recipe聽 for tacos. Good idea for Taco Tuesday or parties.聽 Al pastor it is one of the most popular dishes everywhere in M茅xico, and will be leaving your friends asking for more.

Thank you for being here聽 鉂わ笍

Leyla 馃檪



1聽 1/2 kilos pork ground meat ( about 3. 3 pounds)

4 chiles guajillos (聽 type of dried chili peppers)

1 chile ancho ( type of dried chili peppers)

1 1/2 cup of聽 warm water ( to dissolve de annatto)

2 table spoons of annatto powder聽 (you can use 20 g of聽 annatto paste too)

2 tablespoons cooking oil聽 (to fry garlic, onion and dried peppers)

3聽 tablespoons cooking oil ( to fry de meat)

4 garlic cloves

1/2 sliced聽 white onion

1/2 teaspoon of oregano

1/4 teaspoon of cumin

1 tablespoon of white vinegar

Salt and ground pepper to taste

Corn tortillas



Ingredients for salsa verde (tomatillo sauce)

500 g of tomatillos (green tomatoes)

2 garlic cloves

1/4聽 white onion

Serrano peppers to taste ( I used聽 2)

1 cup cilantro leaves

1/4 small white onion chopped

1 diced ripe avocado



Remove, stems, veins and seeds聽 ( you can use disposable gloves) and cut them聽 into strips

Dissolve the annatto in 1 1/2 cup of warm water. Set aside

In a hot saucepan add 2 tablespoon of cooking oil, adde the garlic cloves and聽 1/2聽 sliced onion. Stir fry for 2 minutes.

Add the dried chiles strips and stir fry just for 15 seconds

Add the dissolve annatto using a strainer

Once it starts boiling cook for 5 minutes over medium- low聽 heat to soften the chiles. Remove from stove and let it cool.

Then put it in the blender, add,聽 聽1/2 teaspoon of oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of cumin,聽 1 tablespoon of vinegar, salt, and聽 ground pepper to taste. Blend it.

Add it to the meat, mix it, cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to marinate.

In a hot pan add 3 tablespoons of cooking oil and put the meat in.聽 Crumble the meat with a kitchen spoon.

Once the meat juices evaporates, add a little cooking oil as need and stir fry until golden brown. Ready!

To prepare de salsa verde de “tomatillo”聽 (green tomatoes sauce)

In a pot聽 with some water put 500 g of green tomatoes , with 2 garlic cloves,聽 1/4 of onion and jalape帽os peppers.

Cook them聽 just until tomates change color. Do not cook聽 them after that, the sauce could get bitter.聽 Let them cool and put it in the blender without the water.

Add 1 cup of cilantro leaves and blend.

Put the salsa in a bowl, add salt to taste,聽 1/4 of chopped onion and 1 diced avocado. Sauce’s ready!

Now roast some pineapple in a sauce pan

Enjoy your tacos with hot corn tortillas, the pineapple, salsa verde, limes, chopped onion and cilantro.


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Remove the seeds and stem you can use disponsable gloves