Grilled Pork-and-Pineapple Tacos

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins

Our at-home version of the Mexican classic tacos al pastor pairs spicy pork tenderloin with sweet pineapple on the grill.


  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, patted dry

  • Safflower oil, for brushing

  • ½ pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into ½-inch rings

  • 1 white onion, cut into ½-inch rounds

  • 12 corn tortillas

  • Chipotle salsa, shredded cabbage, and cilantro, for serving


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Stir together chili powder, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; sprinkle evenly over pork. Let stand 10 minutes.

  2. Brush grill grates with oil. Grill pork, turning a few times, until charred in places and a thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 140 degrees, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. Grill pineapple and onion, flipping once, until charred in places and crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to board with pork. Grill tortillas, flipping once, until hot and blistered in places, 30 to 45 seconds each, placing them inside a folded kitchen towel as you go. Let steam a few minutes to soften.

  3. Thinly slice pork and cut pineapple into 1/2-inch-thick pieces; slice onion. Fill warm tortillas with pork, pineapple, onion, salsa, cabbage, and cilantro; serve.

    grilled pork and pineapple tacos
    Sidney Bensimon
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