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Mexican-Style TACOS from Scratch – Tacos Al Pastor | Guga Foods

For today's cook I'm gonna show you howeasy it is to make an amazing taco al pastor at home.

This is guaranteed tohave everyone in your family asking you for more.

To make it even better I'mgonna show you two amazing sauces to go along with it.

And let's not forget homemade tortilla.

So let's do it! We started off with a pork shoulder butt.

It's thirteen and a half pounds, it is an affordable piece of meat and it worksgreat for this dish.

The first thing I like to do is to remove the bone.

Use thebone as a guide and work nice and slow.

The only goal you have is to keep asmuch meat as possible, so be sure to stay as close as possible to the bone.

As youcan see it easily comes out.

Since we're making taco al pastor the next thing todo is to slice them thin.

When I say thin I mean half an inch thick you don't want paper-thin.

And it's all to make sure our marinade willpenetrate deeply into that meat.

They don't need to be perfect slices, theyjust need to be thin.

Your end goal is to end up with nice large pieces.

The nextthing to do is our marinade and it is delicious.

And here's how to make it.

this is guajillo chili it is not spicy but it has a wonderful flavor, and as youcan see it comes completely dehydrated.

Remember exact amount and ingredientsalways in the description down below for you.

Since it's completely dry the firstthing I like to do is to put it in some boiling water; that brings the chili backto life.

You don't want to cook them for too long, anywhere between 30 seconds toa minutes does the job.

Once the time is up just remove them and let them cooldown.

These are sour oranges, unlike regular oranges they're not sweet justlike their name they're kind of sour and eating them by themselves it's not good, however they are perfect for a marinade.

If you can't find sour oranges you willalso be able to substitute with something else.

Remember it's always inthe description down below for you.

To make this marinade all we have to do isthrow everything into the food processor.

We first started with the sour oranges, white vinegar, pineapple juice went in followed by the guajillo Chili's, garlic, white onions, cinnamon powder, white pepper, freshly ground black pepper, dryoregano, cumin and to finish it off a good amount of achiote powder.

Now allthere's left to do is mix it well in your food processor until all theingredients have combined together and your marinade is done.

It smells so goodthat you're gonna want to eat it just like this, but don't.

Now all there's left todo is put it in the meat and mix it well.

It's important to make sure every singlepiece is heavily coated.

Now the only thing left to do is to cover it up andlet it marinate in your refrigerator for 24 hours.

As the meat is marinating I'mgonna show you an easy and simple but refreshing and tasty avocado sauce, here's how to do it.

Using a hand processor throw in some avocado, lime juice, cilantro, freshly ground black pepper a good amount of mayonnaise and mexican queso crema.

Now all there's left to do is mix it well and your avocadosauce is done.

I'm telling you right now this sauce goes well with any taco orany sandwich.

Since that was a refreshing sauce, I'm also gonna make a spicysauce, come on this is Mexican food.

And here's how to make it.

I first started byrehydrating my chilis, we don't want to cook them we just want to rehydrate them.

If you like it really spicy you can leave the seeds in but if you know me Idon't like it too spicy.

Then I took some tomatillos to the fire.

I just want toput a nice char on them to give a nice flavor.

Into the hand processor they wenttogether with my chiles, mayo, freshly ground black pepper and finish it offwith salt.

Now all there's left to do is to blend it well and your hot chili sauce isdone.

Here's a quick tip if you want to save sauces just vacuum pack them theywill last five times longer than if you leave it in jars.

Now let's talk about tortilla.

There's a lot of options out there.

We got flour tortilla, obviously corn tortilla, tacos made out of whitecorn, street tacos made out of flour, the possibilities with tortillas are endlesswhenever you buying them pre-made.

But I will tell you one thing there's nothinglike making them at home.

the fact that you control every aspect of the flavoris the perfect way to go.

Homemade is always better.

And today I'm going toshow you how easy it is to make my version.

And here's how to do it.

A lot ofpeople like to use lard, this is basically pork fat and it tastes goodhowever I found out that butter tastes way better and ever since they tastedwith butter I changed.

And I know it's not traditional but just give it a try.

I'm pretty sure you change as well.

And this is masa de maizit's the perfect flour to make tacos.

I started off with my corn flour, threw inmy melted butter and finished it off with water.

You want to mix it well untileverything is pliable you're looking for a consistency of play-doh if it's toodry you can always add more water.

In the end you're basically looking for a nicepliable dough.

If I pat it down and I press it lightly crumbles in the edgesand this is the consistency you're looking for.

Whenever I'm makingtortillas I never use a measurement I always go by the feel.

Once the mixingis done make sure to let your dough rest for at least 30 minutes.

To make it easyfor you to press your tortillas here's a quick tip using a ziplock bagcut out the sides this will stop the dough from sticking to the press.

To makethe tortilla is pretty simple.

Just make a ball but right in the middle of thepress push it down and that's it.

Now all there's left to do is to cook it up.

Talking about that, you want to use a cast iron this makes the job perfectevery time because he retains the heat and you don't want to overcook yourtortilla.

Just make sure that they're lightly golden brown on the top and yourtortillas are done.

To help them finish cook and keep them moist I definitelyrecommend a tortilla warmer.

If you don't have one you should it makes a world ofa difference.

The very next day my meat was done marinating so I quickly openedit up and give it a nice mix.

I'm gonna be cooking mine on the grill but you cando just as good in the oven if you don't have a grill.

And to make an authentic aspossible I'm gonna use the pineapple trick.

Place the pineapple right in themiddle of a pan and using a chopstick put it right in the middle, this willallow you to stack up the meat just like they do in Mexico.

The only thing to keepin mind is try to keep a round shape throughout the whole process.

If any ofthe pieces are too large just make sure you cut them and put them on top.

Try tokeep them evenly so that your tower will not fall in the end, every small piecethat comes out goes right in the middle.

To finish it off just crown it with apineapple and your taco al pastor tower is ready for the grill.

Talking aboutthat I'm gonna be cooking it in indirect heat at 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

As thejuices starts falling off I'll be collecting that and basting it in itself.

As the edge starts being cooked I'll be shaving it off so we can make someamazing tacos with it.

But now I say it is enough talking and it is time to makesome amazing tacos al pastor so let's do it! We have our beautiful tacos over here.

What do you think Angel? Mine looks appealing yours huh.

Angel wanted to govery very basic with a little bit of cheese no green stuff for you yeah? Nogreen stuff.

There's green right here yes of course.

Okay let's go for it yeah you ready totry it? Wait.

Can I try just the tortilla? Yeah.

Because I saw you over there making it.

You never had homemade tortilla okayyou try to go for it.

I wanna try your tortilla bro.

Tell me.


Isn't it completely different?If you never had a homemade tortilla.

Oh that doesn't compare.

It's definitely like adifferent experience isn't it the one that you buy from the store so dry.

It's like fluffy.

Fluffy moist you know what I mean it's like I like.

I like that one.

That is amazing definitely recommend it.

That makes me wanna eat it more.

All right let's go for it yeah.

I'm not ataco expert but I hope I did it justice all right my Mexican friends takeit easy on me.

Yeah, yeah? You tell them in the comments Guga what are you doing! Cheers everybody.


humm oh That's good! Come on that is amazing.

like asweetness that comes after you after you bite it.

That's the pineapple, such a nice flavor everybody it's difficult to explain thismarinade right? Let's go.

Oh you go for another bite? Let's go.

Let's go.

Iknow you didn't want to try the salsita but you gotta try the salsita.

It's a little bit spicy but you can handle it bro.

Okay here do like this doa spoon.

A full spoon.

Just like that oh there you go my friend a full spoon fullflavor take it like a man.

Go ahead.

I hope I survive tonight.

Tonight? Ha, tomorrow whenyou go to the bathroom that one is gonna come in.

It's spicy but it's not that bad.

Super flavorful.

It's spicy.

Woah I heard you.

It's spicy boy.

Let's put a little bit.

Oh come on Angel.

Cheers everybody.

Salsita! I'm not dying.

You're not dyinghow about the flavor isn't it extremely flavorful.

It does have a lot of flavorsomething in there it's just hot, like it just makes your tongue tingle.

Anywayguys this is my results with my taco.

I hope you guys enjoyed this video.

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Thank you so much for watching and we'll see you guys on the next one.

Take careeverybody.

bye bye.

Wow this is good.

So amazing bro I caneat this every single day.

There's a reason why my Mexican friends are theking of tacos because it is amazing.

See you guys on the next one take care ofeverybody bye bye.


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