Yucatecan Barbecue Pork Tacos

bbq pork tacos
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This mouth-watering rendition of a shredded pork taco is full of flavor. The tender pork provides a base for some spicy toppings.


32 oz. pinto beans, drained
1 large onion, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1⁄4 cup lime juice
1⁄8 cup cilantro, chopped

For cascabel drizzle:
8 chiles cascabel
4 garlic cloves
1 onion

For marinade:
1⁄4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp. achiote
1⁄4 cup orange juice, sour
1⁄4 cup lime juice
1⁄4 cup sherry vinegar
3 tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced

2-lb. pork shoulder
Banana leaves, as needed
2 tbsp. olive oil
12 6-in. corn tortillas
Pickled red onions, as needed
Cilantro, for garnish


1. In a bowl, combine beans, onion, tomatoes, lime juice and cilantro. Season to taste; reserve.

2. To prepare cascabel drizzle, lightly toast chiles. Place in dish with enough water to soften. Puree with garlic, onion and salt.

3. To prepare marinade, whisk together oil, achiote, citrus juice, vinegar, garlic and spices. Marinate pork for at least 1 hr. Remove meat and pat dry. Wrap pork in banana leaves and roast until tender. Shred meat; reserve.

4. Warm corn tortillas until pliable. Stuff tortillas with pork and top with rings of pickled red onions, cascabel drizzle and cilantro. Serve with reserved pinto bean pico de gallo.

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