WILLMAR, MINN. – Foodservice operators have recipe-ready turkey barbacoa to add to their menus. Jennie-O Turkey Store, subsidiary of Hormel Foods Corp., launched a fully cooked turkey barbacoa seasoned and marinated with paprika, garlic and guajillo chili pepper spices.

The barbacoa can be used in tacos, bowls and burritos, salads and sandwiches. Jennie-O said the product offers foodservice operators a nutritious protein option that makes prep convenient, quick and easy and offers consumers an on-trend protein for Mexican dishes that satisfies demand for flavorful and nutritious menu options.

“Our new turkey barbacoa is an exciting product that foodservice operators can just heat and shred,” said Katie Lynch, associate brand manager for Jennie-O Foodservice. “We were intentional about the use of guajillo chili pepper for seasoning because it’s one of today's hottest flavor trends, and we’re proud to offer a lean protein option with great flavor.”