By veganmilitarywife


tacos al pastor

Tacos al Pastor (Vegan and Oil Free)

Categories : Main Dish
tacos al pastor
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Tacos al Pastor

Course Main Course
Keyword plant based, recipe, tacos, tacos al pastor, vegan
Servings 4


  • 4 ounces Butler soy curls or 1 pound chopped cauliflower, sliced mushrooms, jackfruit, or other meat alternative
  • 1 can pineapple tidbits drained, reserve 1/3 cup juice
  • 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce or just 1 chile if you want less spice
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 dates
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano or regular oregano


  • Place soy curls (or other meat alternative) and pineapple tidbits in a sealable container. Set aside.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Pour marinade over soy curls and pineapple. Let sit 8-24 hours.
  • Pour into a large saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes. If using cauliflower, simmer just until crisp tender.
  • Remove the soy curls and pineapple from the marinade and air fry or roast in 400 degree F oven until browned, 10-20 minutes.
  • Serve in corn tortillas with remaining marinade, if desired, and your choice of toppings. I recommend pico de gallo or salsa, guacamole, shredded cabbage or lettuce, pickled onions, and/or cilantro.
  • Enjoy!