Shepherd-Style Tacos

Tacos Al Pastor

Preparation info
  • Serve

    8 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food

By Ivy Stark

Published 2013

  • About

Shepherd’s style cooking is said to have originated with Lebanese immigrants to the city of Puebla, many of whom tended flocks. Lamb, a favorite Mediterranean meat, was originally cooked on the spit, but eventually other meat, including pork, was used. Whereas Mexicans traditionally season dishes with chiles, this recipe includes ground black pepper, reflecting another Eastern influence. The recipe makes a generous amount—each person can enjoy two or three tacos—so it’s a great dish for a s