Food 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
152 53
Beef is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

2
138 48
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

3
114 47
Lamb and mutton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

4
111 49
Fish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

5
110 54
Pork is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

6
102 52
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

7
73 48
Duck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

8
59 39
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

9
51 35
Venison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

10
40 38
American Bison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
American Bison

11
43 44
Veal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

12
36 42
Quail is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

13
34 48
Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

14
27 40
Goat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

15
23 37
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Alligator

16
26 44
Mutton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Mutton

17
26 44
Pheasant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

18
21 39
Wild boar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Wild boar

19
19 36
Elk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

20
18 40
Goose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

21
12 41
Crocodile is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Crocodile

22
10 41
Turtle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Turtle

23
11 44
Kangaroo meat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Kangaroo

24
9 44
Tripe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

25
8 45
Pigeon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked