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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.

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

If you love bubble up casseroles but don’t love canned biscuits, you’ve got to try this from-scratch Enchilada Bubble Up Casserole. BudgetBytes.com

Enchilada Bubble Up Casserole

Use your leftover party dips to make a delicious lunch the next day, like these super creamy Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas. BudgetBytes.com

Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas

Sweet, salty, rich, and crunchy, these Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles hit all the bases. It’s fast, easy comfort food for busy nights! BudgetBytes.com

Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles

Make an entire dinner for two at one time with this fast and easy Sheet Pan BBQ Meatloaf Dinner. Perfect for meal prep! BudgetBytes.com

Sheet Pan BBQ Meatloaf Dinner

Prep the ingredients for these Greek Chicken Wraps to keep on hand to build fresh wraps or salads all week. BudgetBytes.com

Greek Chicken Wraps

Roasted Eggplant with Meat Sauce is an elegant low carb main dish that will leave you satisfied. Pair with a simple green salad for a complete meal. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Eggplant with Meat Sauce

This Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta Meal Prep includes Garlic Marinated Chicken and brightly flavored blistered tomatoes for a well rounded and delicious meal! BudgetBytes.com

Garlic Parmesan Kale Pasta Meal Prep

A little bit of Spanish chorizo is all it takes to turn a simple pot of pinto beans into a rich and flavorful meal! BudgetBytes.com

Instant Pot Pinto Beans With Chorizo

These Ham and Cheese Biscuits are a super indulgent, yet super easy treat for your weekend breakfast or to serve guests. BudgetBytes.com

Ham and Cheese Biscuits

You don't need a grill to make these sweet and tangy Roasted Bratwurst with Peppers and Onions because the oven does all the work. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Bratwurst with Peppers and Onions

This light but filling vegetable packed Sausage and Tortelloni soup is the perfect lunch for fall. Pair with crusty bread for dipping! BudgetBytes.com

Sausage and Tortelloni Soup

A quick pan sauce drenches tender chicken thighs and thick pineapple slices in this easy Skillet Pineapple BBQ Chicken. BudgetBytes.com

Skillet Pineapple BBQ Chicken

If you need a fast and easy weeknight dinner that is filling, flavorful, and low carb, this Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet has you covered. BudgetBytes.com

Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet

It doesn't get easier than this high protein, high fiber, high FLAVOR Italian Sausage and White Bean Skillet! BudgetBytes.com

Italian Sausage and White Bean Skillet

This tender, rich, and flavorful Slow Cooker Sesame Beef is extremely versatile and only requires a few ingredients that can be found at most grocery stores. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Sesame Beef

This rich and tangy Chicken Piccata is a fast, easy, and elegant answer to dinner. With just a few ingredients and a lot of flavor! BudgetBytes.com

Chicken Piccata

Skillet Meatballs and Marinara Meal Prep

Sunday Meal Prep: Skillet Meatballs and Marinara

Everything cooks together in one pot for this fast and easy Greek Turkey and Rice Skillet, creating big flavor without a lot of fuss. BudgetBytes.com

Greek Turkey and Rice Skillet

These smoky Roasted Corn Quesadillas are a fast and filling lunch that can be kept in the freezer for fast meals. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Corn Quesadillas

Drizzle Animal Sauce Over Cheeseburger Salad

Cheeseburger Salad with Animal Sauce Dressing

This Chimichurri Chicken and Rice is a bright and vibrant summer meal that cooks in just one pot to make dinner fast and easy. BudgetBytes.com

Chimichurri Chicken and Rice

Smoky and spicy shrimp, sweet and tangy slaw, and a zesty garlic lime sauce make these Blackened Shrimp Tacos seriously delicious! BudgetBytes.com

Blackened Shrimp Tacos

This meal-worthy Chicken and Mandarin Salad boasts sweet mandarin oranges, creamy avocado, crunchy almonds, and homemade sesame dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Chicken and Mandarin Salad with Simple Sesame Dressing

This One Pot Bacon Broccoli Mac and Cheese is fast, easy, and absolutely fool proof. This sauce stays smooth and creamy! BudgetBytes.com

One Pot Bacon Broccoli Mac and Cheese

These light and fresh Baked Chimichurri Fish Bowls are simple to prepare and make great cold lunches for the rest of the week. BudgetBytes.com

Baked Chimichurri Fish Bowls

Pressure Cooker Red Beans are a fast, inexpensive, filling, and flavorful staple meal. It's a Louisiana tradition, but FASTER! BudgetBytes.com

Pressure Cooker Red Beans

These Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas are packed with colorful ingredients and deliciously tangy BBQ sauce! #ad BudgetBytes.com

Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

This simple but tasty Chorizo Breakfast Hash is a breakfast classic. Perfect for your lazy weekend brunch, or even "breakfast for dinner". BudgetBytes.com

Chorizo Breakfast Hash

These award winning Chorizo and Sweet Potato enchiladas have a perfectly balanced sweet and spicy flavor that will leave you wanting more. BudgetBytes.com

Chorizo and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Drizzle Mustard Vinaigrette

One Pan Roasted Kielbasa and Cabbage Dinner

This One Pot Sausage and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta cooks quickly and in one skillet so that no flavor is lost! Make dinner fast, easy, and delicious. BudgetBytes.com

One Pot Sausage and Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

The plus in Sloppy Joes Plus is lentils! Tender lentils make the perfect addition to ground beef and increase the texture, flavor, and nutrients! BudgetBytes.com

Sloppy Joes Plus

This low and slow cooking method makes this Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken incredibly tender, juicy, and flavorful! BudgetBytes.com

Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken

Warm spices, fresh orange essence, and a low slow cook time makes this Slow Cooker Carnitas tender, juicy, and full of flavor. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Carnitas

This Easy Orange Chicken cooks quickly in a skillet (no deep frying!) and uses only real, fresh ingredients. It's the perfect take-out fake-out. BudgetBytes.com

Easy Orange Chicken

This Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a fast, easy, and flavorful way to make sure dinner is filled with plenty of vegetables. BudgetBytes.com

Southwest Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

This Cheesy Chicken Vegetable and Rice Casserole is everything your comfort food dreams are made of. BudgetBytes.com

Cheesy Chicken Vegetable and Rice Casserole

This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is full of chunky vegetables and all that “from scratch” flavor, just like Grandma used to make. Budgetbytes.com

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup