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Quesatacos Cheesy Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

Sweet and smoky al pastor tacos smothered in Jarlsberg cheese because cheesy al pastor tacos are life!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 213kcal


Al Pastor

  • 1 lb pork butt
  • 3.5 oz achiote paste 1 small package
  • 7.5 oz chipotle chiles en adobo 1 small can
  • 1/4 cup oil

Tacos (as needed)

  • oil
  • 1-2 cups shredded Jarlsberg cheese
  • tortilla shells warmed
  • onion diced
  • cilantro chopped
  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • lime wedges
  • hot sauce


  • In a blender, combine the achiote paste, chilies with the all of the sauce in the can, oil and 3/4 cups water. Blend until smooth. Slice the pork at 1/4 inch intervals, but not all the way through, like you are making a hasselback potato, but with pork. Place the pork in a snug, oven proof dish and add a generous amount of the al pastor marinade all over the pork, being sure to get into all the cuts. Marinate for at least an hour.
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  • Heat the oven to 250°F. Place the pork, uncovered, in the oven and slow roast for 2 hours. Remove, slice thinly and chop into bite size pieces.
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  • Heat up a skillet over medium high heat and add enough oil to coat. When hot, add the cut al pastor meat in an even layer to char up the bottom bits. Let cook, until crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Layer on the shredded cheese and cover with a lid, letting the cheese melt, about 1 minute. Remove the lid and enjoy cheesy al pastor in warmed tortilla shells with onion, cilantro, pineapples, limes and hot sauce. Enjoy!
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This will make more sauce than you need. It freezes wonderfully.
Nutrition facts are estimated per taco if you use two street sized tortillas per taco.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.2g | Protein: 11.3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g