Vegan Pecan Al Pastor Tacos

By: American Pecan Promotion Board

Serving Size: 4-6

Cook Time: 35 Minutes Prep 10 Minutes Cook


2 lb. chopped pecans

8 dried guajillo peppers

8 cloves garlic minced

7 oz. chipotle peppers in adobo (1 can)

1 tbsp. sugar

salt and pepper to taste

Toppings and Garnishes:





Served on 6″ flour or corn tortillas


  • Soak pecans in a bowl, covered with boiling water for at least 30 minutes (or overnight for softer texture)
  • Drain pecans and put them into a food processor and pulse until you have meat like crumbles. (Be careful not to over process or you will end up with pecan butter)
  • Chop onions, garlic, and guajillo peppers very fine
  • Add oil to a skillet and sauté your onions until transparent (about 2-3 minutes)
  • Add in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine
  • Add in chipotle peppers in adobe and cook for 1 more minute
  • Add in the crumbled pecans and stir very well to combine
  • Remove from heat and serve on top of tortilla
  • Top with cilantro, onion, lime and pineapple