Jeff Blows Our Minds with Backyard Tacos al Pastor

GZ says it’s the best thing he’s ever made on the show.

Jeff Mauro makes Charred Tacos al Pastor, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

If you’re a fan of Mexican food you’ve had Tacos al Pastor. To make this classic dish, marinated pork is piled high on a vertical rotisserie, like a Middle Eastern shawarma, slow roasted and shaved off the stack in thin ribbons. The juicy meat is then heaped on warm tortillas and topped with the classic taco toppings. You would probably never think of tackling this gravity-defying dish in your backyard but Jeff's easy method for Charred Tacos al Pastor makes this showstopper a reality.

Jeff takes marinated thinly sliced pork and stacks it into a plastic takeout container with pineapple slices on each end. Once the meat sets in the refrigerator, he pulls it out and skewers it to keep the pieces together. He then grills the stack. The result is a mini tower of meat that is easily sliced off onto waiting charred tortillas. GZ is floored saying, “You just put on a show with the food. This is magnificent. This is probably the best thing you’ve ever made on the show.” Just look at that!

Jeff Mauro makes Charred Tacos al Pastor, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

Make Jeff's Charred Tacos al Pastor and watch The Kitchen every Saturday at 11a|10c for more summer entertaining hacks and easy, delicious recipes.

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