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Meat Recipes

Beef Kofta Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables are the perfect well-rounded easy dinner or meal prep to keep you fed and happy throughout the week. BudgetBytes.com

Learn to use meat wisely in your weekly menu without breaking your budget. These meat recipes combine beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and more with less expensive ingredients to stretch your budget without breaking the bank. Brows the meat recipes below to find your favorites! Pictured: Beef Kofta Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables.

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Overhead view of a wooden spoon scooping out a portion of Cheesy Cottage Pie from the casserole dish

Cheesy Cottage Pie

A piece of Easy Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes on a plate with baguette slices, a green salad, and black fork

Easy Oven Baked Fish with Tomatoes

Three Salsa Chicken Meal Prep Containers in a row

Salsa Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas on a plate with two types of salsa

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas

Cajun Salmon Burgers topped with guacamole and the top half of a bun

Cajun Salmon Burgers

Coconut Turmeric Chicken Soup being eaten with rice and cilantro

Coconut Turmeric Chicken Soup

A forkful of BBQ Beef and Cabbage about to be eaten.

BBQ Beef and Cabbage

Mediterranean Hummus Bowl being eaten

Mediterranean Hummus Bowls

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Vegetables being scooped off the sheet pan with a spatula.

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Vegetables

A plate with spaghetti, marinara, and a giant slow cooker meatball.

Giant Slow Cooker Meatballs

Basing Cider Roasted Turkey Breast with Apples and Onions

Cider Roasted Turkey Breast

This easy one pot version of American Goulash cooks the pasta and beef in the same pot with a homemade red wine tomato sauce for extra flavor. Budgetbytes.com

One Pot American Goulash

Turkey and Stuffing Meatballs dipped in cranberry sauce and gravy.

Turkey and Stuffing Meatballs

Bowl of super easy small-batch Rice Cooker Chili

Rice Cooker Chili

A chip being dipped into a skillet full of Spicy Chorizo Cheese Dip

Spicy Chorizo Cheese Dip

One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta in the pan.

One Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Two slices of Cheddar Cheeseburger Meatloaf on a dinner plate with mashed potatoes and green beans

Cheddar Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Garlic Herb Baked Chicken Breast sliced and ready to serve

Garlic Herb Baked Chicken Breast

Three bowls of Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry

Sweet Chili Chicken Stir Fry Bowls

A spoonful of homemade Zuppa Toscana ready to be eaten.

Zuppa Toscana

Basic Chili in a bowl being eaten

Chili Basics – How to Make and Customize Basic Chili

Close up of roasted tomatoes on top of Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken DInner

Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken Dinner

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala boasts a rich and aromatic sauce, and tender juicy chicken. Make four servings for the price of one take out! Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

These Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs are moist, tender, and have huge flavor with very little effort. Perfect for fast weeknight dinners! Budgetbytes.com

Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs

By adding a few extra ingredients to your rice cooker, you can cook an entire meal at once. This Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice is an easy and healthy alternative to take out. Budgetbytes.com

Rice Cooker Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice

Spinach and Feta Turkey Meatballs are an easy way to add flavor and protein to your meal using inexpensive ground turkey. Perfect for meal prep! Budgetbytes.com

Spinach and Feta Turkey Meatballs

This sweet and tangy 20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken will be your new family favorite weeknight dinner. Only a few pantry staples needed! Budgetbytes.com

20 Minute Honey Mustard Chicken

A simple jar of salsa is the key to making dinner fast and easy. Just try this Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet and see for yourself. Budgetbytes.com

Creamy Salsa Chicken Skillet

These rich and juicy Hawaiian Burgers are flavored with sweet pineapple, tangy teriyaki sauce, savory green onions, and creamy Monterey jack cheese. Budgetbytes.com

Pineapple Pork Hawaiian Burgers

This incredibly Easy Sesame Chicken is faster and tastier than take out. You control the ingredients, you control the flavor. Budgetbytes.com

Easy Sesame Chicken

Simple, delicious, and totally comforting, this White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is the perfect quick fix for weeknight dinners. Budgetbytes.com

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Layer lettuce on top of Cobb Salad Meal Prep

Cobb Salad Meal Prep

With just a few ingredients, dinner doesn’t get easier (or tastier) than this Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken. Skip the take out tonight! Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken

Full of fresh summery flavor, without needing a lot of ingredients, this Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa will become your new go-to easy summer meal!

Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Black Bean Salsa

This quick and comforting Creamy Tuna Pasta with Peas and Parmesan is a fast and easy weeknight dinner that only requires a few simple ingredients. Budgetbytes.com

Creamy Tuna Pasta with Peas and Parmesan

This Make Ahead Kale White Bean and Pesto Salad keeps your fridge stocked with good for you food that you can customize each day for a new meal. Budgetbytes.com

Make Ahead Kale White Bean and Pesto Salad

Smoky BBQ sauce, salty bacon, and creamy Monterey Jack cheese come together in this quick, one-dish Monterey Chicken Skillet.

Monterey Chicken Skillet

Beef Kofta Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables are the perfect well-rounded easy dinner or meal prep to keep you fed and happy throughout the week. BudgetBytes.com

Beef Kofta Meatballs with Roasted Vegetables

Smoky Chicken and Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Meal Prep is an easy, delicious, filling, and healthy daily lunch or dinner. BudgetBytes.com

Smoky Chicken and Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Meal Prep

This Honey Hoisin Garlic Chicken from Jessica Gavin’s new cookbook is salty, sweet, and mouth-wateringly tender. BudgetBytes.com

Jessica Gavin’s Honey Hoisin Garlic Chicken

This Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup offers a deep, comforting, smoky flavor with simple ingredients and minimal effort. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

This rich and subtle pasta sauce is incredibly easy, which has earned it the title of The Best Weeknight Pasta Sauce in my house! BudgetBytes.com

The Best Weeknight Pasta Sauce

Layer ingredients in container for Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles.

Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles

The Easiest Burrito Bowl Meal Prep that you can put together in about 30 minutes with minimal cooking, chopping, and nothing to pack on the side. Lunch can be easy and tasty! BudgetBytes.com

Easiest Burrito Bowl Meal Prep

Light, but filling, this Beef and Cabbage Soup will fill you up without weighing you down, and will keep you warm from the inside out. BudgetBytes.com

Beef and Cabbage Soup

Super flavorful chorizo is the key to keeping these Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers simple and delicious enough for a weeknight dinner. BudgetBytes.com

Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

This pot of Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetables is a classic comfort food packed with enough vegetables to count as a well rounded meal. BudgetBytes.com

Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetables

A quick and buttery herb pan sauce transforms these simple chicken thighs into decadent Herb Butter Chicken Thighs. BudgetBytes.com

Herb Butter Chicken Thighs