8 Meaty Monday Recipes

Instead of Meatless Monday, we’ve decided to embrace the trend of Meaty Monday. So we’re celebrating all our favorite mouthwatering meats to include in your weeknight dinner. From savory sausages and juicy racks of ribs to slow-cooked oxtail and tender flank steak, we just can’t get enough. Treat yourself and your family to a meal below that’s protein-rich to embrace the Meaty Monday spirit and ditch the Meatless Monday mindset. 

Oh and while we have you here, April Fools! We’d never ditch Meatless Monday for more than just a jokester holiday. 

Spicy Sausage and Greens Soup

Two bowls filled with a dark reddish brown broth with spicy sausage and greens as butter sits to the left and two spoons sit in the top right.

A hearty soup filled with Spicy Sausage and Greens is the perfect way to start your week. Pick out your favorite hot sausage and add it to a slow-cooked broth of tomato sauce, mushroom stock, greens and potatoes. Make it for a weeknight dinner then save the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Babyback Ribs

A rack of Babyback Ribs spread out on a wooden board.

In the words of the restaurant Chili’s, we want our baby-back-baby-back-baby-back ribs. But there’s no need to leave the house the next time you’re craving these savory handhelds. Learn how to make tender, succulent ribs with a finger-licking delicious glaze. Get ready to impress at the summer barbecues!

Simple Pork Chops and Peaches

Pork chops and peaches sit in a sheet pan with plates and glasses nearby.

You can’t go wrong with a sheet pan dinner. They’re easy to assemble and even easier to cook as long as you have an oven. Start to embrace those spring and summer flavors with Pork Chops and Peaches alongside a balsamic and orange juice dressing. It’s as simple as prepping, roasting, and then serving.

Korean Lamb Burger

a thick double burger made of lamb with a fancy herb garnish on top on a black plate with a brown background

Most think of ground beef when it comes to making a burger, but ground lamb actually tends to have a juicer outcome. This Korean Lamb Burger includes ingredients such as an Asian pear, Korean fermented soybean paste and Korean soy sauce. When topped with a seasoned mayonnaise it brings each element together into a balanced bite. 

Grilled Flank Steak Tacos with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Flank steak tacos in a tortilla topped in a roasted pepper salsa beside slices of lime.

Tasty flank steak is one of those proteins that can be eaten straight off the grill. But, the flavors and juices only get more tantalizing when made into a taco. Our Grilled Flank Steak Tacos are simple but include a Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde that brings a fresh bite to this tasty dinner recipe. 

Jambo Slow Cooked Oxtail

Slow-Cooked Oxtail Dish with Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, Rosemary, Thyme, and Cinnamon

Oxtail is one of the more complex flavored meats that you can cook with. It’s usually slow cooked and bathed in a homemade beef broth. For this Jambo Slow Cooked Oxtail recipe, we recommend you pair it with collard greens and mofongo, a dish of mashed green plantains to enhance each individual flavor.

Balkan Burger with Roasted Pepper Relish

An aerial shot of Three Balkan Burgers sitting on a green plate. Off to the right side are bowls of toppings.

Our Balkan Burger originates from the Balkan region of Europe, full of spices and toppings. We stuff our burgers with a layer of feta cheese to add a gooey, salty touch. You can make these with either ground beef or lamb. Top them with a special homemade Roasted Pepper Relish if you prefer a little extra spice. 

Simple Sausage and Peppers

An aerial view of a sheet pan filled with Sausage and red, orange, and yellow peppers.

If you’re looking for another simple sheet pan recipe, our Sausage and Peppers are just as delicious as the pork chops. In just 20 minutes you can have a bowl of Italian sausage mixed with roasted bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, baby red potatoes, yellow onion, and shallots. Just toss in the oven and your wellness weeknight meal is ready to go.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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