Leftover Turkey Recipes: Turkey Barbacoa

Leftover Turkey Recipes: Turkey Barbacoa

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This festive season, Martyn is here to help you make the most of your leftover Christmas turkey. Turn your turkey leg into a delicious aromatic Barbacoa with this recipe. By dividing your turkey into the crown and legs you can make it go further and therefore reduce any waste. This leftover Turkey Barbacoa is paired perfectly with sweet potato wedges, but using whatever ingredients you have left lying around is the first step towards a zero waste lifestyle. About Martyn Odell: Martyn Odell is the founder of Lagom Chef, a service that provides tailored meal plans and shares practical cooking skills to show you how to use everyday ingredients in creative ways to make zero-waste cooking at home simple. Having always been passionate about cooking and food, Martyn has significant experience in restaurants and catering. After choosing to to make a change and focus on fitness and endurance events, Martyn’s interest in nutrition was spiked. This road eventually led him to travel the world and garner an appreciation for the natural environment, as well as an awareness of the effects of global warming. Realising the impact food waste has on global warming, Martyn chose to do something about this by starting Lagom and make a difference through his passions of food and cooking.

Leftover Turkey Barbacoa


  • 2 x Turkey leg
  • Turkey/veg/beef Stock
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • 2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 3 Cloves
  • 2 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2 Lime
  • 30ml Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Red chilli
  • 30g parmesan cheese
  • 1 Sweet potato
  • Big handful salad leaves

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