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30 Meat Recipes To Satisfy the Carnivore in You

If you’re a dedicated carnivore who can’t go a day without your meat fix, these meat recipes are destined to give you the right ammunition to beef up (no pun intended) your cookbook! With a wide variety of succulent and flavorsome dishes ranging from beef stroganoff and Chinese BBQ pork to garlic-rosemary roast beef and Swedish meatballs, you’ll find yourself spoiled for choice.

Whether you’re looking for a quick, light dinner or a hearty family meal, you’ll find your favorites in this list of toothsome dishes.

#1. Beef Brisket with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

In this recipe, beef brisket is braised, nestled, and simmered in Italian seasonings, salt, pepper, onions, and beer until tender. You then add a delicious horseradish sauce to create a meal few will forget. Enjoy the scrumptious beef brisket as-is or layer it in sandwiches to enjoy a juicy, filling meal.

#2. Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce

Embedded in complex, subtle flavors, this quintessential recipe uses the “flatiron” cut to keep the beef tender and moist. Cooked with a strong dose of spices and tender and nicely browned veggies, this meal takes your taste buds on a ride. To serve, scatter some veggies and lardons into the stew and top with chopped parsley.

#3. Beef Stroganoff

This beef stroganoff recipe takes buttery noodles to the next level by combining a luscious, creamy, mushroom-filled sauce with pan-seared steak. And it gets ready in well under an hour — an easy yet flavorsome recipe that’s going to make dinner on the extra busy weeknights a real delight.

#4. California Grilled Chicken

You can’t go wrong with this healthy, deliciously fresh recipe. Marinated chicken breasts are grilled to perfection and topped off with avocado, basil, fresh mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes. This delicious California grilled chicken is then drizzled with balsamic vinegar for a dinner that few will forget.

#5. Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

A Philly favorite, this appetizing recipe uses a delightful cheesesteak mixture to fill in colorful bell peppers (halved). Paired with provolone cheese on top, this cheesy, creamy meal will make even the pickiest eaters excited for dinner. It’s a delicious low-carb, high-protein meal that is also incredibly easy to make!

#6. Chinese BBQ Pork

If you like your food sweet, sticky, and ultra-flavorful, you’re going to love this pork recipe. Made with boneless pork and a heady dose of spices and sauces, this authentic Chinese BBQ pork is caramelized with just the right crisp on the outside to leave you craving for more.

#7. Cilantro Lime Chicken

Sporting classic flavors, this recipe beautifully balances out all the ingredients by using lime juice to bring out the freshness of cilantro. Just bake or grill the marinated chicken until it’s fully cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees and garnish it with cilantro leaves and lime wedges to enjoy.

#8. Drumsticks with Potatoes and Green Beans

Season some chicken drumsticks with salt, pepper, olive oil, cinnamon, and oregano, and cook them on a stove until golden brown. This savory, crispy dish is best served with some potatoes and green beans. Enjoy as-is or serve with your favorite veggie side dish.

#9. Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Seared steak bites made with garlic butter seasoning — the MVP of the seasoning world — are garnished with parsley to serve. This is an easy 15-minute dish that packs an insane flavor, destined to be a complete hit with your family. The best part? It’s a one-skillet recipe, keeping the post-meal cleanup to the minimum!

#10. Garlic-Rosemary Roast Beef

A healthy version of the timeless dish, this roast beef recipe is made with rump roast, garlic, olive oil, and chopped fresh rosemary to create an aromatic meal that will become a mainstay at your dinner table. Pro tip: Place a rimmed baking sheet on the lower rack to collect the juices falling from the meat and turn it into gravy!

#11. Grilled Goat Skewers with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Marinated in yogurt sauce and Middle-Eastern spices, these goat skewers offer an uncanny resemblance to lamb skewers in terms of flavor and texture. Skewer the cubed marinated goat meat and grill until you achieve the desired “doneness.” Serve with a side of creamy coconut yogurt sauce and fresh pita bread to enjoy.

#12. Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef

Made with juicy beef featuring robust flavors, this instant pot barbacoa beef recipe is made with tender meat cooked in beer, beef broth, adobo sauce, and various spices. Serve with tacos, burritos, or salads to enjoy. You can also refrigerate it in a sealed container for up to 3 days for a quick meal on busy weeknights.

#13. Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Tender chicken accompanied by a delicious Asian orange sauce that contains orange juice and the zest of a whole orange — this instant pot recipe has all the makings of a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. Serve this sweet, tangy, and hearty dish with some rice and sprinkle it with sesame seeds, orange zest, and chopped green onion to enjoy.

#14. Lamb Shanks

This recipe offers layers of flavor with a generous dose of spices, herbs, and aromatics by braising the lamb shanks in luxurious red wine gravy. Garnish with parsley and serve with rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes to make the meal more filling.

#15. Moroccan Lamb Tagine

The aromas of this warm, comforting Moroccan lamb tagine recipe are truly one-of-a-kind. The lamb shanks are baked until fall-apart tender with chicken stock, veggies, and a variety of spices and herbs. This dish is best-served piping hot with perfectly-cooked couscous.

#16. Mum’s Meatloaf

Meatloaf — just the name is enough to get your taste buds tingling. To make this nostalgic and hearty meal, mix meat, breadcrumbs, egg, and seasonings in a bowl, transfer into an ovenproof dish, shape into a loaf, and bake. Baste with the velvety sauce featuring Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, and white vinegar. Serve hot with mashed potatoes!

#17. Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Cheesy, crusty, and beyond delicious, this chicken recipe is a perfect weeknight dinner option. To make this simple yet elegant meal, season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper, coat the chicken in a parmesan-breadcrumb coating, and cook until golden brown. Serve hot with lime wedges or pair with a salad to enjoy.

#18. Skillet Bourbon Steak Recipe

One-pan recipes are ultimate saviors — especially when you can save time yet deliver mouthwatering dishes. This recipe involves pan-seared sirloin steaks with a Dijon mustard rub and cooked with creamy bourbon sauce. To serve, garnish it with dried parsley for a boost of color, texture, and mild flavor.

#19. Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa

Take your Taco Tuesday to the next level with a soft tortilla stuffed with seared flank steak seasoned with kosher salt and pepper and fresh salsa made with avocado, radishes, cilantro, and various herbs and spices. Serve the tacos with a topping of cilantro, cheese, and remaining salsa, and enjoy.

#20. Surf and Turf with Garlic Cream Sauce

Made with thick rib-eye steaks and shelled and deveined prawns, this legendary surf and turf recipe combines unique flavors to create an amazing main course. Serve the steak and prawns on a bed of cauliflower puree and add a delicious garlic cream sauce before serving.

#21. Swedish Meatballs

This finger-lickin’ good meatball recipe is comforting food at its best. Serve the tender and spiced meatballs with a creamy and savory gravy that’s spiced with just a dash of nutmeg to add a complex flavor to the dish. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or tangy cranberry sauce and enjoy!

#22. Veal Scallopini

Delicate in flavor and velvety-textured, the firm and fine-grained veal is coated in a mix of flour, salt, and pepper to add some crispiness to the meat. To serve, spoon cooked mushrooms over the veal and pour chicken broth thickened with butter and parsley over the top to make this delectable entree all the more exciting.

#23. Porchetta Pork Tenderloin

This delightful porchetta delivers bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin cooked with a rub of olive oil, garlic, rosemary, fennel seeds, kosher salt, and red pepper flakes to create a dish everyone will love. What’s more? This recipe skips the traditional labor-intensive process and gets ready in under an hour! Convenience without compromising flavor — we love to see it!

#24. Steak Kebabs with Chimichurri

Made by grilling steak and veggies, the steak kebabs are finished with chimichurri sauce made by combining olive oil, fresh parsley, cilantro, oregano, minced garlic, red wine vinegar, and fresh lemon juice. This zesty, herby steak kebab is versatile so you can add any veggies you like.

#25. Brussels Sprout Beef Stir Fry

Big on flavor and nutrition, this stir-fry recipe features juicy, tender beef and golden-brown stir-fried Brussels sprouts. A thick soy and ginger sauce is then poured over the sprouts and brought to a boil before adding the steak. Once cooked, serve it over rice to enjoy!

#26. Buffalo Chicken Casserole with Cauliflower

This delicious low-carb dish perfectly balances taste and health. Made with shredded chicken, plenty of veggies, sauces, spices, and cauliflower rice, this appetizing meal is then topped with cheddar cheese and baked. Top it off with a drizzle of some ranch dressing before serving.

#27. Thai Crispy Pork Salad

To create this refreshing meal, roast your pork belly to caramelize the fat and make it tender. Then, dress the crunchy apple-cabbage salad in a delicious lime, chili, maple syrup, and fish sauce mix. The melt-in-your-mouth pork chunks combined with the fresh greens and a savory sauce make this a uniquely tasty dish.

#28. Sauteed Pork Cutlets 

Pan-fried pork cutlets are cooked until perfectly golden brown and lightly flavored with lemon juice. To serve, garnish the cutlets with Parmesan curls and flat-leaf parsley and serve alongside lemon wedges and mustard. Simple, ready in just 10 minutes, and wonderfully flavored!

#29. Beef Stir-Fry with Soba Noodles

This versatile beef and soba noodles stir-fry is super easy to make and is great for a meal-prep recipe. All you have to do is add cooked meat and noodles into a skillet with the sauce along with your favorite veggies. Stir well until everything is coated, and once cooked, divide into bowls to enjoy!

#30. Steak Salad with Blue Cheese, Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Kick a simple steak salad up a few notches by adding roasted butternut squash and cranberries to succulent sirloin steak. Paired with blue cheese crumbles and coated in a delicious dressing made with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey, and dijon mustard, this incredible meal offers an otherworldly flavor in every bite.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.