Affordable Meat Recipes
Hanger Steak with Warm Bulgur Salad
Boost juicy hanger steak's flavor with a marinade of garlic, cumin and olive oil.
Peruvian Steak and Potato StirFry
Steak and french fries are a classic combination. For their traditional dish lomo saltado, Peruvians toss the two together.
Yucatán Pork Stew with Ancho Chiles and Lime Juice
Tia Harrison finds making stew a versatile way to use cuts like pork shoulder. While large cuts like shoulder may be pricey, they're nevertheless economical since they can stretch for several meals.
Slow Cooker Spicy Brisket with Texas Caviar
Stewed black-eyed peas—a.k.a. Texas caviar—accompany spiced, juicy top brisket.
Lamb Stew with Root Vegetables
Winemaker Jim Clendenen's version of this classic French stew, called navarin d'agneau, was inspired by vegetables from an extraordinary organic produce purveyor, the Chef's Garden, in his native Ohio.
Greek Baked Pasta
The hearty Greek casserole pastitsio traditionally combines béchamel sauce, pasta, ground lamb, tomato sauce and cheese. Instead of béchamel, Grace Parisi stirs a ricotta mixture into the pasta before baking it.
Spicy Pork Po'Boys
In Louisiana, a po’boy is a soft baguette filled with either fried seafood or meat. Melissa Rubel makes her po'boys with juicy grilled pork patties, topped with lettuce, tomato and a crunchy-creamy pickle-and-shallot mayonnaise.
Iraqi Lamb and Eggplant Stew with Pitas
This sweet and tangy Middle Eastern stew of tender lamb is one of wordsmith and perfect host Jesse Sheidlower's favorites. He found it in Nawal Nasrallah's Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine.
Braised Pork Shoulder with Chimichurri
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Los Angeles restaurant Animal follow this cooking guideline: use a big cut of meat, preferably pork, and serve it with a killer sauce.
Supersize Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
This updated version of classic spaghetti and meatballs features just one oversized meatball on each plate—a fun, whimsical touch.
Garlicky Herb-Rubbed Hanger Steaks
Chef Shea Gallante based this recipe on a classic Florentine dish called bistecca alla fiorentina—a thick T-bone grilled rare over hot coals. Here, Gallante substitutes cheaper but equally flavorful hanger steak and rubs the meat with dried herbs, garlic and paprika before cooking it.
Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder with Cherry Tomatoes
A garnish of gremolata (chopped lemon zest, parsley and garlic) adds fresh flavor to slow-cooked pork shoulder.