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
104 36
Beef is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

2
94 32
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

3
78 34
Fish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

4
75 36
Pork is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

5
74 36
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

6
71 38
Lamb and mutton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

7
44 36
Duck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

8
35 32
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

9
27 32
Veal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

10
25 31
Quail is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

11
23 29
American Bison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
American Bison

12
23 31
Venison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

13
22 34
Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

14
17 32
Pheasant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

15
15 31
Mutton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Mutton

16
12 26
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Alligator

17
13 28
Goat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

18
13 30
Wild boar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Wild boar

19
12 29
Elk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

20
9 29
Crocodile is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Crocodile

21
10 31
Goose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

22
8 31
Kangaroo meat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Kangaroo

23
6 30
Partridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Partridge

24
6 33
Tripe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

25
5 30
Turtle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Turtle

26
4 33
Pigeon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked