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  • Prep
    15 min
  • Total
    2h 30 min
  • Serving
    4 - 6

Tacos al pastor and Spicy Tex Mex Shredded Cheese

What would you say to a taco night with friends? Let us know what you think of this recipe for tacos al pastor. What makes it so unique? Pork marinated in pineapple, lime juice, chipotle sauce, and smoked paprika (yum!)… not to mention the absolute must: Shredded Spicy Tex Mex Cheese. Serve with cubed pineapple, cilantro, and chipotle salsa to create a fiesta-ready feast!


For the marinade

  • 230 mL (1 cup) chipotle salsa, store bought
  • 115 mL (½ cup) pineapple juice
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) honey
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) lime juice 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) smoked paprika
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) dried oregano
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) cumin
  • 2.5 mL (½ tsp) salt


To serve

  • 600 g (20 oz) pork loin, thinly sliced
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 4 slices fresh pineapple, cubed
  • Chipotle salsa, store bought
  • Onion, diced
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 12 soft corn tortillas
  • 200 g (2 cups) Armstrong Spicy Tex Mex Shredded Cheese


  1. In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the marinade, add the pork, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain the pork and discard the rest of the marinade.
  3. In a non-stick frying pan, heat the olive oil over high heat and grill the slices of pork 5 minutes per side, until they are browned and caramelized. Cut the pork into strips and set aside.
  4. Pan fry the pineapple cubes until they are caramelized.
  5. Fill the tortillas with pork, pineapple, chipotle sauce, onion, cilantro, and Armstrong Spicy Tex Mex Shredded Cheese.

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