Meat Dishes For Thanksgiving That Are Guaranteed Crowd-Pleasers

Meat Dishes For Thanksgiving That Are Guaranteed Crowd-Pleasers

If you’re clueless as to what to serve up or contribute to a Thanksgiving feast, then worry not, Meat N’ Bone have you covered. Even if you tend to leave things to the last minute, you can still take advantage of these Thanksgiving meat dishes.

From our experience, as a team of passionate foodies and grilling enthusiasts, whatever you decide to cook, do not skimp on the ingredients. A chef can only be as good as the quality of his or her ingredients.

Here we have some excellent meat dish recommendations for your Thanksgiving extravaganza. For other menu ideas, check out our Friendsgiving meal ideas article.

Turkey: The Thanksgiving Classic

whole turkey roast

Skill required to prepare: Medium

Time to prep/cook: 2-4 hrs

There’s no question about it, the most traditional Thanksgiving dinner is turkey. Heck, a lot of people only eat turkey on Thanksgiving. Turkey is fairly easy to roast. The key is to have high quality turkey. We decided to offer all natural turkeys raised in Amish farms in the US MidWest. Check out our turkey range here.

Never cooked a turkey? Do not be afraid. Just follow this simple recipe from Delish.

Prime Rib: The Dish That Never Disappoints

cuts of beef rib


Skill required to prepare: Medium

Time to prep/cook: 2-4 hrs

Serves: 6-16

Prime Rib is the "premium" thanksgiving dinner and it never disappoints. The Prime Rib primal cut is where we find the most tender, flavorful and desirable steaks in a steer/cow. In layman's words, the Prime Rib is where the flavor is at. The Prime Rib is the undisputed KING of large cuts of beef.

One of the reasons Prime Rib is such a popular holiday dish is that it has generous servings. A five-bone roast will serve 10 people, plan on one rib for every two diners.

Prime Rib does need to be marinated, simply because it’s a very thick cut of beef. After that, whether you prefer to grill it or roast it, it’s up to you. Both will be extremely tasty.

For a Thanksgiving dinner, we recommend this Garlic Prime Rib recipe.

We sell Prime Rib in 2 specs. You can buy a 3-rib roast or a full rack. A 3-bone roast will serve 5-7 people, while a full rack will be enough for 14-18 people.

Suckling Pig: The King Of Flavor

whole roasted suckling pig

Skill required to prepare: Low-Medium

Time to prep/cook: > 4 hrs

Serves: 20

You see that man’s face? That is the face of happiness. There is simply nothing with so much flavor as a Suckling Pig. If you have never cooked a suckling pig, we have made it easy for you with this recipe.

Also known as Cochinillo, Lechon, Spanferkel or Cochon de lait, a suckling pig is a piglet that is fed mostly on its mother's milk and slaughtered between the ages of two and six weeks. Suckling pig meat has less fat than an adult pig (about 40%) and it is said that consuming it does not increase cholesterol levels.

The meat is pink or pale red, and it has a fresh smell; like a young, unweaned animal. Its texture is firm, but not hard.

Suckling Pig is the ULTIMATE thanksgiving dish and we offer the best suckling pigs all around.

Whole Tenderloin In A Blanket Of Bacon

Skill required to prepare: Low

Time to prep/cook: < 1.5 hrs

Serves: 7-11

If you are hosting a smaller group, perhaps 6-10 guests, there is nothing like a whole tenderloin. A proper USDA Prime whole tenderloin will melt in your mouth and if you wrap it in bacon right before oven-roasting it, it will be a party of flavor and the juiciest, tender meat.

Cooking it is fairly simple. First, add salt and perhaps a couple pieces of garlic. Next, wrap with bacon (use wooden sticks to keep the bacon in place). The more greasy the bacon is, the better. Benton's bacon will work perfectly. You want that tenderloin to SOAK all the grease and flavor when you cook it.

As for cooking, oven-bake or grill until ready. We recommend cooking it to medium (Guy Fieri actually has a good recipe for it).

One of the cooler things about this dish is that it takes no more than an hour to prepare and it does not take a lot of skill.

Our Tenderloins are usually 3.5 - 4 lbs and will serve from 7-11 people.

Now, you could always do a good old BBQ for Thanksgiving. It may even be more fun!

If you have any questions, give us a call. Our team members are always willing to help.

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