The Taco el Pastor Trompo Meat Stack!

Tuesday, April 15 2008 @ 01:02 PM EDT

Contributed by: Billy

Meat stacked on meat, stacked on more meat, with meat shavings below! Mmmm.... meat...(and a bit of pineapple too)


The taco el pastor trompo in its natural habitat. Tacos al pastor, essentially crispy chile pork, are one of the most popular tacos in Mexico City. The funny thing is, they’re Lebanese. Turns out a sizeable contingent of Lebanese immigrants arrived in Mexico City in the 19th Century. They couldn’t source the spices for their beloved shawarma, and turned to layers of pork, chiles, annatto and pineapple. As the stack of meat turns before the heat, the edges caramelize and turn crusty. That’s the part that’s shaved off into tacos.


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