Michael Symon's Meatiest Recipes

Michael is the king of all things meat, and these dishes prove it.

New Jack City Burgers

"All you have to do is make it into patties and sprinkle with some salt," Michael says of the chorizo for his fuss-free burgers. These things are packed with flavor.

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Leg of Lamb Souvlaki

This version of souvlaki, a Greek fast food consisting of meat on a skewer, features grilled lamb finished with fragrant oregano and cool Greek yogurt.

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Pork Sausage

If you’ve never made sausage at home before, Michael’s easy recipe is an ideal place to start.

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Thanks to a garlicky herb filling, this top-rated porchetta turns out full of flavor every time.

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Turkey and Sage Sausage

This just in: Turkey is great all year, not just on Thanksgiving! Here Michael combines ground turkey thighs with tons of herbs to infuse the meat with flavor, then he turns it into sausage. If you don’t have a grill, Michael says, "You can also pan-fry or broil the sausages."

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde and Fresh Chickpea Salad

Michael dresses up the classic skirt steak with an Italian-inspired salsa verde topping and a spicy chickpea salad that brings together the whole dish.

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Grilled Rack of Pork With Cabbage

It’s a good idea to serve pork with something bright and tangy like pickled veggies so there’s a balance to the richness of the meat.

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Lamb Chops with Eggplant Caponata

When cooking lamb chops, it’s important to put them in the pan and then don’t touch them for a few minutes — even though it’s tempting to flip them! Leave them be so they develop a golden, crispy crust on the outside.

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Spicy Lamb and Mint Sausage

The flavors of Michael’s Greek heritage are shining bright in these party-ready sandwiches.

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Grilled Rib-Eyes with Peperonata

Simple is the name of the game here. These hearty steaks are rubbed with salt, pepper and herbs, then quickly grilled for juicy results.

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Chipotle Porky Joe Sliders

Michael gives traditional beef sloppy joes the pork treatment by combining ground pork butt and bacon.

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