Easy Ground Pork Tacos al Pastor

Set aside that chicken or ground beef, because you've got a new option for taco night. Have classic tacos al pastor for dinner any time with this shortcut method that uses ground pork. Our Easy Ground Pork Tacos Al Pastor recipe is simple, affordable and big on flavor. Get ready to dig in!
Prep 25 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 can (8 oz) pineapple tidbits in juice, undrained
  • 1 packet (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Al Pastor Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 box (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count), heated as directed on package
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/3 cup sour cream, if desired
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; do not drain.
  2. Stir in pineapple and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  3. Divide pork among heated taco shells; top with cheese, cabbage, sour cream, onion and cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Save even more time by opting for pre-shredded red cabbage when picking up ingredients for this al pastor tacos recipe.
  • Want even more toppings? Try sliced radishes or sliced jalapeños, or drizzle your ground pork tacos with your favorite hot sauce.


  • 1 Taco Calories 230 (Calories from Fat 120);  Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 6g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 40mg;  Sodium 280mg;  Potassium 170mg;  Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 5g);  Protein 12g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%;  Vitamin C 6%;  Calcium 10%;  Iron 4%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1 1/2 Very Lean Meat;  2 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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