Foods The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked  

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No other food satisfies quite like meat. If you've got a carnivorous appetite, this is the list for you. It's all about the best types of meat, from the lean and health-conscious to the marbled and flavorful. Many popular kinds of meat are available at your local grocery store, though you can hunt some of this game in the wild as well.

What different proteins will you find on this list of the best meat? Chicken is a diner favorite, whether it's grilled, fried, or poached. Beef is another popular and versatile meat to incorporate into a variety of cuisines, from burgers to barbecued ribs. Venison is a favorite protein among hunters and fans of game. Other good meats featured on this list include turkey, lamb, and pork.

Do you have a favorite meat? Give the best proteins a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and share some of your favorite recipes in the comments section.

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1
122 42
Beef is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

2
110 39
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

3
92 38
Fish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

4
90 42
Pork is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

5
86 41
Lamb and mutton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

6
86 43
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

7
58 37
Duck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

8
44 34
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

9
33 33
Venison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

10
31 31
American Bison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
American Bison

11
33 37
Veal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

12
26 37
Quail is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

13
27 39
Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

14
19 29
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Alligator

15
21 37
Pheasant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

16
17 31
Elk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

17
18 33
Wild boar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Wild boar

18
17 34
Goat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

19
19 39
Mutton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Mutton

20
11 34
Crocodile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Crocodile

21
10 35
Kangaroo meat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Kangaroo

22
10 37
Goose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

23
6 35
Partridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Partridge

24
7 39
Tripe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

25
5 35
Turtle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Turtle

26
5 39
Pigeon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked