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
140 50
Beef is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

2
127 44
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

3
106 42
Lamb and mutton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

4
102 44
Fish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

5
100 49
Pork is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

6
96 47
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

7
67 43
Duck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

8
52 37
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

9
42 33
Venison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

10
37 34
American Bison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
American Bison

11
39 40
Veal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

12
30 40
Quail is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

13
31 43
Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

14
22 33
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Alligator

15
24 40
Pheasant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

16
20 36
Wild boar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Wild boar

17
21 38
Goat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

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

19
23 43
Mutton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Mutton

20
12 38
Crocodile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Crocodile

21
13 40
Goose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

22
11 41
Kangaroo meat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Kangaroo

23
8 39
Turtle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Turtle

24
8 43
Tripe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

25
8 43
Pigeon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked