Al Pastor Game Day Tacos

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Al Pastor Game Day Tacos

 Al Pastor Game Day Tacos because we love tacos. So many ways you can do them and they’re all good. We just got a new Sawtooth wood pellet grill and wanted to do something special, “Al Pastor” is always special. Juan at the El Toro market thin sliced 8 pounds of pork for us, an overnight marinade with a dusting of Briggs True Texas Chili Mix put us in Taco Heaven!

We gave it a “Kiss of Smoke” with Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet “Bourbon “pellet. Awesome!

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Sawtooth Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme.  Wood Pellet Patio Heater, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

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Al Pastor Game Day Tacos
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes and overnight marinade
Cook Time: 2 hours @350 degrees (177c)
Grill: Sawtooth Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet “Bourbon “

Ingredients: Al Pastor Game Day Tacos

  • 8 pounds boneless pork shoulder, sliced very thin
  • 1 24oz. bottle Goya “Mojo Criollo” marinade
  • Briggs True Texas Chili Mix seasoning, to taste
  • Tortillas corn or flour, we like flour
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped finely
  • cilantro, chopped finely
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Mix of Cheeses
  • Salsas of your choice
  • 1 pineapple, skinned and sliced into 1 ½ inch rounds
  • Sliced lime wedges
  • 3 wooden skewers

We set up with a few different cheeses and salsas for serving, something for everyone!

Al Pastor Game Day Tacos
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

Our Ingredients

Cooking Directions: Al Pastor Game Day Tacos

Marinate your pork for at least 2 hours, overnight is even better. Using a slice of the pineapple for your base push 2 of the skewers through the core for your base. Give the pork a nice dusting with the Briggs True then skewer them over the pineapple base topping off with another slice of the pineapple. To keep things easy we did this on a Bull Rack tray with parchment paper over it for easy serving and clean up.

Preheat the grill to 350 degrees (177c) and ad your smoke tube if you want to give it a “Kiss of Smoke”. Place your tray of Al Pastor right onto the grill for 2 hours checking it every 30 minutes or so.

When the meat reaches an internal temperature 140 degrees (60c) pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. U.S.D.A. safe is 145 degrees (62c). Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5 to 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Al Pastor Game Day Tacos
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

Slide the Pork over the Skewers

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

 Ready for the Grill

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

 “Kiss of Smoke

Al Pastor Game Day Tacos
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

An Hour In the Smoke

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

 Time to Bring It In

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

 Slice

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

 Time to Find a Plate!!!

Al Pastor Game Day Tacos
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

 Lookin’ Good

Al Pastor, Game Day Tacos, how to BBQ, ken patti BBQ, wood pellet smoking, grill, BBQ, recipe

 Let’s Eat!!!

Al Pastor Game Day Tacos
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Green Mountain, Sawtooth, Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

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Ken & Patti

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Al Pastor Game Day Tacos
Recipe Type: Tacos
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Chef Ken
Prep time:
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Al Pastor Game Day Tacos because we love tacos. So many ways you can do them and they’re all good. We just got a new Sawtooth wood pellet grill and wanted to do something special, “Al Pastor” is always special.Juan at the El Toro market thin sliced 8 pounds of pork for us, an overnight marinade with a dusting of Briggs True Texas Chili Mix put us in Taco Heaven! We gave it a “Kiss of Smoke” with Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet “Bourbon “pellet. Awesome!
Ingredients
  • 8 pounds boneless pork shoulder, sliced very thin
  • 1 24oz. bottle Goya “Mojo Criollo” marinade
  • Briggs True Texas Chili Mix seasoning, to taste
  • Tortillas corn or flour, we like flour
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped finely
  • cilantro, chopped finely
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Mix of Cheeses
  • Salsas of your choice
  • 1 pineapple, skinned and sliced into 1 ½ inch rounds
  • Sliced lime wedges
  • 3 wooden skewers
  • We set up with a few different cheeses and salsas for serving, something for everyone!
Instructions
  1. Marinate your pork for at least 2 hours, overnight is even better. Using a slice of the pineapple for your base push 2 of the skewers through the core for your base. Give the pork a nice dusting with the Briggs True then skewer them over the pineapple base topping off with another slice of the pineapple. To keep things easy we did this on a Bull Rack tray with parchment paper over it for easy serving and clean up.
  2. Preheat the grill to 350 degrees (177c) and ad your smoke tube if you want to give it a “Kiss of Smoke”. Place your tray of Al Pastor right onto the grill for 2 hours checking it every 30 minutes or so.
  3. When the meat reaches an internal temperature 140 degrees (60c) pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. U.S.D.A. safe is 145 degrees (62c). Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5 to 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

 

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