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
165 59
Beef is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

2
146 54
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

3
127 52
Lamb and mutton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

4
121 53
Fish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

5
119 58
Pork is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

6
107 57
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

7
82 49
Duck is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

8
61 40
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

9
54 37
Venison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

10
42 39
American Bison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
American Bison

11
46 45
Veal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

12
38 43
Quail is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

13
37 49
Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

14
30 41
Goat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

15
24 38
Alligator is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Alligator

16
28 45
Mutton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Mutton

17
27 45
Pheasant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

18
23 40
Wild boar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Wild boar

19
21 37
Elk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

20
19 41
Goose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

21
13 42
Crocodile is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Crocodile

22
11 42
Turtle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Turtle

23
12 45
Kangaroo meat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked
Kangaroo

24
11 45
Tripe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked

25
10 46
Pigeon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best-Tasting Types of Meat, Ranked