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Old 05-20-2019, 10:17 AM   #1
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Arrow • Weber Kettle Rotisserie Al Pastor + Homemade Tortillas = Tasty Tacos

We decided to take a stab at Al Pastor using our Weber Kettle and Rotisserie, as in the past, we've always griddled homemade Al Pastor. Let's watch it unfold:


Picked out a nice pork shoulder:





Unwrapped:





Meat separated from bones:





The bones were put into a pot and simmered down for many hours as a broth for the Ranch beans which were later served with the tacos.



Meat all sliced up:





Al Pastor marinade all ready(Made with all fresh ingredients, including dried Ancho and Guajillo chiles):





Poured onto meat:










At this point the meat was refrigerated for an all day marination.


About seven hours later, we threaded the rotisserie, using 1/2 an orange on each side to help keep everything nice and tight:





Onto the kettle, with coals indirect and a drop pan underneath:





About two hours later, everything still holding together:





Another 30 minutes later we pulled the meat from the kettle:








Sliced off the crispy bits first:




Then the rest:






Then The Missus started on the homemade tortillas using the Blackstone:





After the first flip:





After the tortillas were done, we griddled up all the sliced up Al Pastor meat:





And finally, tacos served, with homemade ranch beans made with broth and meat from the pork bone, plus salsa roja and homemade pico de gallo:





Let's get a closer look at that first taco:





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Old 05-20-2019, 10:20 AM   #2
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WOW!!! Looks FANTASTIC!
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:22 AM   #3
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3 for me please, Awesome Moose!
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:46 AM   #4
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Oh man does that look amazing!!! Nice job
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That looks outstanding! Great job on the cook
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That looks epic. I gotta get myself some of those 4 pronged rotisserie things. Mine only has 2 prongs.

Can you share the marinade recipe?
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Great looking plate Moose.

Al Pastor huh? I guess great minds think alike.
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Fark yes Moose. I'm in for a few tacos tacos and some of them beans!

I see you went with the orange instead of the traditional pineapple? How was that?
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Excellent!
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That looks and sounds amazing Any leftovers
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Outstanding!
I need to be out standing in your yard as you cook this again!
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That’s as good as it gets!

If you don’t like that, you don’t like tacos!!!
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All these great taco threads- yours does NOT disappoint!!!
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Al Pastor and homemade tortillas, OH Yeah!

I've been contemplating a rotisserie for the kettle, and this post is probably going to push me over the edge.
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You nailed this one Moose.
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