5 Weeknight Dinners for Meat Lovers

Craving something hearty? These chicken, steak, veal, and chorizo recipes are sure to satisfy all week long.
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Monday: Chrissy Teigen's Jerk Lamb Chops with Sweet & Salty Banana Rice

jerk lamb chops with sweet and salty banana rice

Chrissy Teigen's go-to recipe perfectly combines smoky, savory flavors with a tropically-sweet bite. Trust us – nothing hits the spot quite like this!

Recipe: Try Chrissy's Jerk Lamb Chops with Sweet & Salty Banana Rice

Tuesday: Rachael Ray's Gnocchi with Velvety Veal Ragu

Gnocchi with Velvety Veal Ragu

Turn your ragu game up a notch with tender, buttery veal sauce. With ingredients like white wine, fresh sage, and Gorgonzola dolce, you know this dish is a winner!

Recipe: Try Rach's Gnocchi with Velvety Veal Ragu

Wednesday: Coq au Vin

coq au vin served on a white plate

It's not often you get the chance to cook with brandy – which is all the more reason to whip this up for dinner. Plus, there's bacon involved. It's a true meat lover's dream!

Recipe: Try our Coq au Vin

Thursday: Steak & Potatoes with Black Pepper Sauce

steak and potatoes with black pepper sauce served on blue and white plate

You can't go wrong with steak and potatoes. Give this classic meal a kick with hasselback potatoes and a hearty, slightly-spicy sauce. Yum!

Recipe: Try our Steak & Potatoes with Black Pepper Sauce

Friday: Chicken & Chorizo Paella

chicken chorizo paella

Double down on meat with this flavor-packed recipe! Parsley, onions, and bell peppers add a hint of freshness to the savory dish.

Recipe: Try our Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Shopping List

For Chrissy's jerk lamb chops with sweet & salty banana rice:

  • 2 tbsp. jerk seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. Pickapeppa sauce or Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 lb. baby lamb chops
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 small bananas
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • Kosher salt
  • A few pinches of chopped fresh thyme
  • Lime wedges

For Rach's gnocchi with velvety veal ragu:

  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • 12 to 16 leaves (a handful) fresh sage
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small stalk celery with leafy top
  • 1 lb. ground veal
  • Salt and finely ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 4 oz. Gorgonzola dolce (soft mild blue cheese)
  • 1 package (about 17 oz.) fresh potato gnocchi
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 
  • About 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

For the coq au vin:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 4 whole chicken legs (drumsticks and thighs)
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 8 carrots
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • About 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup white mushrooms
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

For the steak & potatoes with black pepper sauce:

  • 4 russet potatoes (about 8 oz. each)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 3 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sherry vinegar
  • 1 1/2 lb. skirt steak
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped scallions

For the chicken & chorizo paella:

  • 3 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken
  • 8 ounces cured chorizo
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 11 1/2 oz) short-grain rice, such as arborio, Bomba or Valencia
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Chopped flat-leaf parsley