Recipe Box, TrompoKing Tacos Al Pastor

When I came home from the beach on Sunday,

HHjr said, “I’ve got dinner covered,

I’m making Tacos Al Pastor”

“Yum sounds great” I said,

but imagine my surprise when I saw this!

“Holy Guacamole what is that???”

“It’s called a TrompoKing” he said

It’s a vertical way to cook food

“I sliced pork shoulder and pineapple and put it on the center skewer

and the juices on the pan are from the meat marinade”

“That is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen!!!”

“It also has 4 other arms you can add

for multiple food stacks or kebabs

I figured we could have a lot of fun with this,” he said

On to the grill it went {Big Green Egg} to cook low and slow all afternoon

When he brought it back into the kitchen he covered it with foil

to let the meat rest and to keep it warm until serving

The bottom of the pan was covered with the burnt juices

from the sugary pineapple and orange juice used in the marinade

Believe it or not, after soaking the pan overnight it looked brand new!

After the meat rested, he proceeded to slice it off the tower

He set out a serving buffet with more pineapple pieces,

coleslaw, a special tomatillo sauce,

lime wedges, onions and soft corn tortillas

Time to eat!

This recipe is adapted from My Latina Table

Cooking time will vary depending on grill and if the meat is cooked on a TrompoKing, or on skewers, on a rotisserie or directly on the grill. It will also depend on the thickness and cut of meat used. Use a meat thermometer to test for doneness

TrompoKing Tacos Al Pastor

Pork and pineapple tacos with a spicy salsa and cooling coleslaw
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


Al Pastor Marinade

  • 2-3 pound Pork Shoulder cut into thick slices
  • 1 chipolte chili in adobo sauce
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 3/4 cup of pineapple juice {fresh if possible}
  • 1 Tablespoon of Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon of Thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon of Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cumin
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Paprika
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Salt

Tomatillo Salsa

  • 3 Tomatillos
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 2 small cloves of garlic
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons of Pineapple juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • soft corn tortillas
  • chopped onions
  • lime wedges
  • salt
  • pineapple pieces
  • cooked pork
  • prepared coleslaw


Al Pastor Marinade

  • Put all of the ingredients together in a bowl until completely combined.
  • Blend in a blender or use an immersion blender to a smooth marinade.
  • Add one layer of meat in a large bowl or baking dish and cover with the marinade, and then repeat in layers until all of the meat and marinade have been used.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight is best)

Tomatillo Salsa

  • Roast the tomatillo, onion, and garlic in the oven on baking sheet at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes, remove from oven.
  • Blend with the rest of the ingredients except the salt and pepper until well combined.
  • Put in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Remove pork from the marinade and grill it until cooked through. Cooking time will depend on cooking method and grill type, and the way the meat is cut. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness,
  • Heat the tortillas with a little bit of oil. Wrap in foil to keep warm.
  • Remove from grill and cut into smaller pieces
  • Top with pork, pineapple, salsa, the lime juice, coleslaw and onions


Add more chipotles, or other peppers for more heat if desired
Garnish with cilantro if desired
Keyword al pastor tacos, pork and pineapple tacos, pork marinade, tacos, tomatillo salsa

Read more about the TrompoKing here

You can purchase one on Amazon here

This is not a sponsored post,

just sharing information about I product I am impressed with

Pork & Pineapple is a great combo,

you can see another way to cook a large skewer

of pork and pineapple slices on a rotisserie spit here

And here’s another great pork taco recipe,

BBQ Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salad


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36 Responses to “Recipe Box, TrompoKing Tacos Al Pastor”
  1. Mary says:

    What a fun addition to your grilling arsenal Jenna! I see lots of easy and tasty meals in your future this summer and fall. Aren’t you glad HHjr loves to cook? 🙂

  2. Jenna, it must be wonderful to have your own personal chef. I have never heard of a TrompoKing, but the tacos look amazing! Kudos to HHjr!

  3. Julie says:

    That is so awesome that you have your son making these unique meals. I bet it tasted delicious. I hope you are enjoying the start to summer. Have a nice weekend Jenna.

  4. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, the tacos look delicious! I agree pork and pineapple go wonderfully together! Happy Thursday!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    HEAVEN ALMIGHTY, That’s the most delicious looking
    piece of meat I’ve ever seen! I’m not a meat eater much! but I definitely want to try
    this ! Thanks so much for the instructions.

  6. Oh my! What a fun process!

  7. Good grief! When you cook at your place you do it with panache! That’s very impressive and it sounds delicious. It’s also a reminder I need to get some pineapple for grilling! Terrific, Jenna!

  8. wow what a fun and delicious dish! It is new to me but kinds reminds me of Greek gyros. Also a kind of vertical cooking…this is really cool!

  9. Rita C. says:

    I love how you guys experiment! I have never heard of a TrompoKing either, but it looks like HHJr has it mastered already!

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    Wow Jenna, HHjr really knows how to give you fabulous surprises! I have to say my mouth started to water just thinking about this delicious meal. Thanks for the instructions, I’ll be sharing this with Jim and hinting he try this on the egg……..

  11. Martha says:

    How awesome! I’ve seen the big ones in Mexican and Mediterranean restaurants but never knew they made small ones to use at home. Tell him to make some Chicken Shawarma like that next and plan to invite me over too. 😉

  12. Cyndi Raines says:

    What a chef! What a feast! YUM, Lucky you! 😁

  13. The gadget is very impressive as is HHjr’s cooking skills.

  14. Kitty says:

    I’m telling you what’s, your son is the best, Jenna! Please tell him that he’s so thoughtful! I have never heard of that contraption, but it looks awesome, but the best is that your son takes care of dinner!

  15. mhhwarmcozy says:

    This looks AMAZING! And how sweet that you have someone willing to help with dinner. Happy taco night to you.
    Thanks for sharing it at the FWF party.

  16. Looks fancy, for a good meat-eaters’ feast! Bet it is tasty, too.

  17. Jenna, this is a wow. How interesting. You are so fortunate you son can cook. I bet they were so tasty. beautiful presentation. I am happy to feature this wonderful post at Love Your Creativity.

  18. lghiggins says:

    I’ve never heard of a TrompoKing, but those tacos al pastor look delicious and authentic. Yum!

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