Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to heat Payton’s products?

While you can heat any of our products in the microwave, over the stove, in the oven, or in a crockpot, we advise using a microwave or stove. For best results, thaw the meat before heating.

All Payton’s products are sold in microwave-safe containers. If you opt to use the microwave, open the container and either lay the container’s lid or a napkin over the container. For a one-pound container, microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, check and stir the meat. Add time as needed as the time needed will vary depending on the strength of your microwave. Allow the container to cool or use an oven mitt to remove the container from the microwave.

If you opt to use the stove, you will need a medium-sized pot or sauce pan. Place the thawed meat in the pot or sauce pan and set your burner on medium-low to medium. Stir occasionally until warm. While a one-pound container can easily be microwaved, we advise using the stove-top approach if you need to heat more than one pound of meat.


How many servings are in a container?

A single serving of our products is 3 ounces. As a result:

  • A 1-pound container includes 5 servings.  
  • A 4-pound container includes 21 servings.
  • An 8-pound container includes 42 servings.     

Are Payton’s products gluten free?

Yes, all of our products are gluten free.


Are Payton’s products soy free?

Payton’s Taco Meat is soy free; however, Payton’s Barbecue Pulled Pork is not. We hope to change this in the near future.


Are Payton’s products dairy free?

Yes, all of our products are dairy free.


What do you mean by “no preservatives added”?

We do not add preservatives to any of our products, which is why they must stay frozen until you’re ready to prepare a meal. Payton’s Taco Meat is 100% preservative free; however, Payton’s Barbecue Pulled Pork is not. We do not add additional preservatives to our barbecue, but some of the ingredients required for our sauce do contain natural preservatives.

Where can I purchase Payton’s products?

Our products are available at most Indiana Sam’s Club, Kroger, and GFS locations in 1- and 4-pound increments. You can find a store near you here. 8-pound containers are available for purchase directly from Payton’s. Please contact us for more information.