Al pastor sauce

Use this versatile sauce to marinate pork, chicken, fish and/or shrimps. You will get the best tacos at home!


  • 4 seedless guajillo peppers
  • 2 seedless chile ancho peppers
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo (optional)
  • 1/2 onion coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup of pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons achiote paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cut the dried peppers in half and remove the seeds. In a saucepan add the peppers, onion and garlic cloves plus 1 litre of water. Bring water to boil and turn the heat off when the peppers are tender. Blend with the rest of the ingredients until you get a smooth puree. Put back in the sauce pan and cook for 10 to 15 minutes at low temperature.

Author: Aída Guerra

Foodie, Mexican-Canadian with a passion to share my favourite recipies.