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Turkey Barbacoa: Zesty in This, Tasty in That


Barbacoa is the type of ingredient that surprises as much as it satisfies. The traditionally slow-cooked meat lets you add rich, Mexican flavor into classics like grilled cheese, pasta and more.

No Fuss, All Flavor

It’s not just tasty—JENNIE-O® Turkey Barbacoa is wildly easy too. The Mexican-style meat is pre-seasoned with approachable amounts of guajillo chili pepper, paprika, garlic, and onion, then marinated and fully cooked. Just heat and serve!

96 percent

In a recent vendor fair survey, 96% of K12 students who tried JENNIE-O® Turkey Barbacoa gave it a thumbs up!1

Go Beyond the Burrito

Barbacoa can bring Mexican flavor into so much more than burritos, tacos and nachos. Try these:

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Barbacoa Grilled Panini

An easy favorite with an on-trend twist.

JENNIE-O® Turkey Barbacoa, tomato and melted American cheese between slices of sourdough bread, served with chips.

Huevos Rancheros with Barbacoa

Say good morning to good eating!

A toasted tortilla topped with JENNIE-O® Turkey Barbacoa, black beans, Mexican-style cheese, jalapeños, pico de gallo and scrambled eggs.

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barbacoa bolognese

Barbacoa Bolognese

Smoky Mexican flair by the bowl-full.

JENNIE-O® Turkey Barbacoa mixed with egg noodles, shredded mozzarella and tomato sauce, served with a salad.

Barbacoa Flatbread

It might lay flat, but the flavor jumps right off the tray.

Toasted flatbread topped with JENNIE-O® Turkey Barbacoa, cotija cheese, pickled red onion, and roasted corn.

barbacoa flatbread
barbacoa taco cups

Barbacoa Wonton Cups

Wonton know why it’s so tasty? Hint: it rhymes with schmarbacoa.

Mini tortilla cups filled with JENNIE-O® Turkey Barbacoa, tomato, Mexican-style cheese, black olives, and scallions.

did you know

Turkey barbacoa is a nutritionally good alternative to beef or pork barbacoa.2

Bring barbacoa into your cafeteria with these USDA recipes:

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Barbacoa Grilled Cheese


Barbacoa Flautas


Barbacoa Manapua

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Thinking about menuing more global flavors? Try these three ideas and reach out to your rep for more!

1 2022 Vendor Fair Survey 

2 Turkey Barbacoa has 110 calories vs 120 calories in Pork Barbacoa and 130 calories in Beef Barbacoa; 4.5g fat vs 6g in Pork Barbacoa and 7g in Beef Barbacoa per 3 oz serving

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