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How to Cook Carne Al Pastor

Some people may think that carne al pastor is very complicated to make and that it requires a special frying pan to cook it, but it can actually be prepared very easily at home with very few ingredients in a regular frying pan.

5-Minute Crafts is going to show you how to make this mouth-watering dish.

Step 1: the meat

You will need:

  • 2 lb (1 kg) of pork
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Cut the pork into cubes and place them in a bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, and soy sauce.
  • Let it rest for 30 minutes.

Step 2: the marinade

You will need:

  • 3 guajillo peppers
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) of achiote
  • ¼ of a white onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup of vinegar
  • ½ cup of orange juice
  • 1½ tbsp of oregano
  • A splash of vegetable oil


  • Open and clean the guajillo peppers.
  • Add a splash of oil to the skillet and put it over medium heat.
  • Fry the guajillo peppers until they change a bit in color, then add the onion and garlic until golden brown. Remove it from the heat.
  • Pour the sauce into the blender and add the orange juice, achiote, and oregano.

  • Blend until the ingredients are well incorporated.

Step 3: al pastor

You will need:

  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • ½ of a white onion, diced
  • ½ of a pineapple, cut into cubes
  • 1 sprig of coriander, chopped


  • Add the blended mixture to the previously prepared meat.
  • Place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Add the oil to a frying pan and heat over medium heat, then add the onion.
  • Add the meat to the pan and leave it there until everything is cooked through.
  • Remove it from the heat. Serve the meat on corn tortillas and enjoy with cilantro and pineapple.
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