Are you sick and tired of making the same old recipes?
It can be easy to fall into the trap of making the same dishes over and over and, let’s face it, sometimes even our favorite dishes can get boring. Don’t worry, we’re here to help!
We’ve compiled a list of some one-of-a-kind recipes for you to try this summer and fall. Some of these recipes can be created in a matter of minutes, making them perfect for quick dinners. Whether your preferred meat of choice is pork, beef, or chicken, there is something here for everyone.
If you’re searching for new recipes, marinade ideas for classics, or want to try some new dishes, this recipe collection has one goal in mind; to help you make a dish you haven’t prepared before. And who knows, maybe some of these recipes will become new staples.
Pork is delicious and simple meat to cook, and most pork recipes don’t have to be overly complicated.
When using pork, keep in mind it's highly recommended to be adequately seasoned. This also means that you don’t have to stick to salt and pepper; you can also use herbs, spices, or brine to impart flavor. That said, this thick, fatty meat, while tasty, can lead to cloying, or becoming sickly sweet if not tempered with sharper tasting ingredients.
To get started with these recipes, you’ll need to choose a quality piece of pork to ensure a delicious meal. Our pork selection at Grand Peaks Prime Meats is not only high-quality, but is also guaranteed to impress.
Now let’s get to it! Here are some of our favorite one-of-a-kind pork recipes you can make at home:
Kung Pao Pork
If you’re familiar with Americanized sweet Kung Pao Chicken, it has a subtle spicy kick. For this recipe though, we're making it with pork instead. This pork dish is not only dairy free, but also has all the flavors and textures you'd expect from a delicious take-out style meal, but with significantly fewer calories. The dish combines baked pork instead of fried pork plus a few creative ingredient substitutions to produce a healthy dish without compromising flavor—you'll never buy it from a takeout again!
For the full recipe, visit https://pinchofnom.com/recipes/kung-po-pork/
Honey Garlic Pork Chops
Looking for something quick? In less than 15 minutes you can have delicious honey garlic pork chops with caramelized edges on your table! The crispy Chinese restaurant-style honey garlic pork chops can be prepared with everyday ingredients you have in your kitchen, and it’s so simple you won't believe it when you see how quickly it all comes together. The pork pieces require no marinating and are an exceptionally fast and delicious way to serve bone-in or boneless pork chops, all browned till golden, then simmered and broiled, or grilled, in the most delectable honey garlic sauce. For this dish, you'll want to use a skillet or oven-proof pan to produce those lovely and crispy edges.
For the full recipe, visit https://cafedelites.com/easy-honey-garlic-pork-chops/
Pork Chow Mein
Pork Chow Mein comes from Hong Kong. This traditional noodle dish consists of pork, crispy egg noodles, and a chow mein sauce. The dish is similar to Chinatown's old-fashioned chow mein noodles, except it’s made with pork tenderloin. It’s a simple but delicious crispy egg noodle meal with a sauce that can quickly be prepared in a wok! Perfect for a quick dinner on those lazy summer and fall evenings.
For the full recipe, visit https://www.hairybikers.com/recipes/view/pork-chow-mein
Easy Pork Stroganoff
This flavorful stroganoff recipe is easy to make and only takes 20 minutes to prepare, making it ideal for a busy weekday. To create bursting flavor, all you need is pork, mushrooms, garlic, smoked paprika, and sour cream. To make it even healthier, we recommend serving it over brown rice and green vegetables for a more nutritional take on this classic.
For the full recipe, visit https://www.easypeasyfoodie.com/easy-pork-stroganoff/
Sticky Chinese Pork Belly
One of our favorite recipes is this Sticky Chinese Pork Belly. Just follow this three-part process for soft melted pork, a crispy exterior, and a flavorful sticky, sweet, and spicy coating using chili glaze. Three delightful layers of flavor in a simple recipe that requires very little effort.
For the full recipe, visit https://www.kitchensanctuary.com/sticky-chinese-pork-belly/
Beef is versatile meat packed with protein, and it’s also an excellent healthy option for entrées during feasts, holidays, and summer entertaining.
Simply choose some quality beef for your next gathering, turn on your stove or grill, and get ready to prepare some succulent meats that the whole family can enjoy.
We've put together some of our best and most unique beef dishes for you to try:
Mongolian beef is a popular stir-fried dish offered in Chinese restaurants first invented in Taiwan in the 1950s when Chinese BBQ rose in popularity. The tenderized pieces of beef cooked in a sweet and flavorful sauce help create an exquisite tasting dish. Serve it with steamed rice and sautéed or steamed vegetables as a lunch or dinner option that everyone will enjoy.
For the full recipe, visit https://www.spoonforkbacon.com/mongolian-beef-over-steamed-rice/
One of France's most renowned home-cooked delicacies is the Pot-au-feu (pot on the fire). Pot-au-feu is traditionally served in two courses, beginning with broth followed by the core ingredients. It's made using a variety of beef pieces and veggies cooked in a fragrant stew until buttery and soft. You'll need a stock pot or Dutch oven to make this one.
For the full recipe, visit https://www.seriouseats.com/classic-pot-au-feu-french-boiled-beef-and-vegetables
Classic French Chateaubriand
Meat tenderloin is one of the most expensive cuts of beef, but for good reason. The cut lives up to its name, producing the most naturally delicate, delicious slice of beef. This chateaubriand dish is a classic take on the restaurant staple. The lusciously soft beef is simply seasoned, cooked to perfection, and cut diagonally. Not only is it sure to impress, but it can be prepared in under an hour.
For the full recipe, visit https://www.thespruceeats.com/chateaubriand-recipe-1375530
Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Craving some tasty steak chunks covered in a zesty garlic butter sauce? You’ll want to try this recipe! It’s a quick 15-minute dish that’s perfect for meat lovers. The steak bites are bursting with flavor and incredibly simple to make. Not only that, but everything is cooked in one skillet, making clean-up fast and easy. If you're hosting a party, try to make bite-size chunks of steak; just pierce them with toothpicks and watch them disappear.
For the full recipe, visit https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/garlic-butter-steak-bites/
Mexican Green Chile Cheeseburger
In under half an hour you can have these chili cheeseburgers on the table. The spicy green chile cheeseburger was inspired by New Mexico's green chile revolution. These burgers can be barbequed, pan-seared, or pan-grilled. The beef is seasoned with a Mexican-inspired combination of aromatic spices such as cumin, smoky paprika, and chili powder before being topped with hot melted pepper jack cheese and juicy tomatoes. Easy and mouth-wateringly delicious!
For the full recipe, visit https://www.thespruceeats.com/new-mexican-green-chile-cheeseburger-4018858
Everyone loves chicken! Not only is it one of the easiest meats to prepare, but it’s also extremely tasty. As long as you choose quality meat, it’s hard to go wrong with this meat.
Chicken is also higher in protein and lower in fat than other animal sources such as beef, and it’s usually more affordable, too. It’s also incredibly simple to prepare and can be grilled, baked, fried, or cooked.
Need some fresh chicken recipes to try this season? Here are some we know you’ll love!
Chicken piccata is a quick midweek meal that's lemony, caper-topped, and perfectly buttery. All you need for this recipe is some chicken breast cutlets coated in flour, browned, and served with butter, lemon juice, capers, and either stock or white wine sauce. Did we mention that this quick chicken piccata meal comes together in just 30 minutes?
For the full recipe, visit https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chicken_piccata/
Chicken Cakes with Avocado Mango Sauce
Chicken and avocado? Yes, please! Here is a new great appetizer for your next get-together or gathering. Simply combine 8 common ingredients and have dinner ready within half an hour. You can serve these chicken cakes with rice and your favorite vegetables for a delightful and healthy dish. How’s that for unique?
For the full recipe, visit https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chicken-cakes-with-avocado-mango-sauce/
Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken
Do you own a slow cooker? If so, you need to try this dish! According to legend, a British sea captain brought this recipe to Georgia in the early 1800s. The dish is easy to prepare, with a beautiful blend of seasonings. Although rice is the traditional accompaniment, it's equally yummy with noodles or mashed potatoes. The perfect recipe to impress your friends and family!
For the full recipe, visit https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/slow-cooker-country-captain-chicken/
Honey Garlic Chicken
Hungry, but want something quick? We got you. This honey garlic chicken dish is perfect for a quick dinner, and you can make it with only 5 ingredients. Did we mention that it only takes 15 minutes to prepare? The chicken is marinated with sticky sweet honey, salty rich soy sauce, a garlic bite, and a hint of heat from red pepper flakes. Simply add some steamed rice and a vegetable to make a complete dinner!
For the full recipe, visit https://www.familyfoodonthetable.com/15-minute-honey-garlic-chicken/
At Grand Peaks Prime Meats, we source our meat from slaughterhouses that raise their own cattle and under the most humane practices. We have provided delicious and nutritious meats to our customers for the past 65 years. Not only do we believe it is the right and ethical way to do business, but it also keeps our meat far better than average. We cater to our clients' different tastes and ensure they enjoy every bite of their meal!
Browse our meats, packages, and offers today to create your next tasty meal!