After attending a Sunday barbecue where the highlight of the menu was slow-cooked ribs doused in homemade barbecue sauce, my friends and I are considering making it a monthly gathering, There's nothing like well-cooked meat — be it rib-eye steak or juicy chicken — to bring a group together for a lavish meal even if it's "just because." To wow the guests at your next gathering or to simply satisfy your meat craving, we recommend serving one of these 12 delicious dishes.
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Bake Juicy Chicken Breast
Dry chicken is a thing of the past with this easy 30-minute recipe for roasted chicken breast. The light Italian seasoning and balsamic vinegar marinade makes this main dish perfect to pair with almost any side.
Cook a Beef Ribeye Roast
This recipe is called "foolproof" for a reason: the prep is simple, the seasoning is minimal, and the marbling in a ribeye cut is nearly guaranteed to have a ton of flavor.
Make Smokey Porter Molasses Chicken Skewers
Chicken is one type of meat that pairs particularly well with sweet marinades. Add in the roasted flavor of a porter ale for a tender, tangy treat.
Mix Up Chorizo, Hatch Chili, and Smoked Porter Chili
Chili is undoubtedly a comfort food, but this recipe that boast chorizo takes the flavor a little outside of the box — and it totally works. Spicy jalapeño and hatch chilis make this dish great for anyone who says, "The spicier, the better!"
Grill Steak & Bacon Shish Kebabs
Thinking of hosting an outdoor gathering this weekend? Steak and bacon shish kebabs are a breeze to prepare and even easier to serve.
Make the Best Corned Beef
There's no need to reserve this corned beef recipe for St. Patrick's Day. Learn how to cure your own brisket and serve it up for weekday sandwiches with grainy mustard and sauerkraut.
Roast a Leg of Lamb
An elegant and mouth-watering entrée, lamb is worth sharing any time of year. You can't go wrong with the garlic and lemon seasoning detailed in this recipe for leg of lamb, which also includes recommended cook times and temperatures.
Serve Up Parmesan Mustard Brown Ale Skillet Chicken
A lean meat like chicken is the perfect palette on which to infuse an abundance of flavor. A simmering sauce of mustard, parmesan cheese, and ale will make this chicken dish a crowd favorite.
Cook a Tasty Pork Tenderloin in the Oven
The novice cook that I am, I have overcooked meat in the oven one too many times. If you're also familiar with overly chewy meat, give this how-to for juicy pork tenderloin a try.
Try Grilled Beer Can Chicken
This traditional method of making a whole chicken takes cooking with beer up a notch — the secret is grilling the bird on the barbecue with the can inside. I'd pull out this unconventional but satisfying recipe for a special dinner with my best friends or family.
Whip Up a Beer & Sausage Bake
Hosting duties may give you little time in the kitchen. So why not prep something ahead of time that will taste wonderful the moment you take it out of the oven? A beer and sausage bake takes about 10 minutes to prep the night or morning before your guests arrive.
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