30 Delicious One-Pot Recipes Perfect for Meat Lovers
Cut down on dishes and make cooking a breeze by preparing one of our favorite meaty one-pot meals for dinner; our recipe for Pressure Cooker Pot Roast, pictured here, is the perfect example. But that's not your only option. In fact, we're sharing a number of our favorite recipes that are full of satisfying protein and quick on cleanup in the slide ahead. In some cases, we call for multi-cookers—like the Instant Pot or a pressure cooker—to make these one-pot dishes, but the majority can be made in a basic cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven.
Skip takeout and make one of our irresistible stir-fry recipes. This Easy Moo Shu Pork Stir-Fry starts by combining soy sauce, rice vinegar, and hoisin sauce, then mixing it all together with sautéed sliced pork tenderloin and shiitake mushrooms. The mixture is served in tortillas and topped with coleslaw. Two other delicious one-pan stir-fry recipes are our rich Beef and Broccoli with Black-Bean Garlic Sauce and a sweet and spicy Pork-and-Pineapple Stir-Fry. A crowd favorite and the ultimate one-pot recipe is homemade chili. We have two crowd-pleasing versions: an all beef recipe and a pork recipe. Serve either for dinner on a cold winter night or as a winning game-day meal. We guarantee that everyone will ask for seconds.
We also have a few Italian-American classics in the mix. Chicken Scarpariello is prepared in a large, straight-sided skillet with two kinds of meat—sausage and bone-in chicken thighs—and the meal gets its spicy flavor from hot pickled cherry peppers. You could also try your hand at making our Beef Braciole with Olives and Raisins, which is a labor of love and the perfect dish to prepare for a weekend dinner. From hearty chilis to scrumptious stir-fries, make mealtime easier by cooking these hearty one-pot recipes.
Easy Moo Shu Pork Stir-Fry
While you may be tempted to order takeout on busy weeknights, it's worth carving out a little time to make this 45-minute one-pan pork stir-fry. Sliced pork tenderloin is marinated in soy sauce, then seared in a cast-iron skillet. The meat is piled into flour tortillas along with sautéed garlic, ginger, scallions, and coleslaw.
Vinegared Pork Chop Milanese with Radish Salad
Breaded pork chops are always a delicious dinner option, but we've taken it to the next level by pairing them with a flavorful radish salad made with fresh parsley and dill, sliced shallots, and a simple oil and vinegar dressing. And it's made in one pot for extra ease.
Baked Chicken Legs with Chickpeas, Olives, and Greens
Baked chicken legs—an economical cut of meat—are seasoned with a spice rub made from orange zest with Aleppo pepper, thyme, coriander, and roasted in one baking pan along with chickpeas and mixed olives.
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Make this meaty Irish classic all in an Instant Pot, which speeds up the cooking process so that it comes together in less than two hours (have a few Guinness beers while you wait!).
Over the course of two hours, bacon, leeks, pork spareribs, savoy cabbage, potatoes, and sauerkraut cook together in this meaty one-pot soup recipe. Caraway seeds complement the cabbage, vegetables, and meat.
This spicy Italian-American classic is a weeknight winner because it comes together in exactly one hour and cooks in one oven-proof skillet. Our recipe calls for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and sweet Italian sausage, which are flavorful and forgiving (meaning they won't dry out).
Beef Braciole with Olives and Raisins
Classic Beef Stew
Creamy Mustard Chicken with Couscous
Instant Pot Chicken Curry
Instant Pot Brisket
We've said it before and we'll say it again: There's nothing that the Instant Pot can't do. It makes cooking brisket—an often intimidating and time-consuming process—a breeze. Here, the meat is nestled in one pot with ketchup, vinegar, and brown sugar and cooked on high for an hour and 25 minutes.
Miso-Tomato Braised Short Ribs
One-Pot Turkey Skillet Pie
Your family will come running when they find out that this meaty one-skillet meal is on the menu. Hiding beneath cheesy biscuits is a hearty combination of ground turkey and button mushrooms that get a bit of heat from chili powder.
This Asian-inspired porridge is our take on Indian rice gruel. Our recipe calls for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, ginger, scallions, and shiitake mushrooms, which are served with creamy short-grain rice in this meaty one-pot dish.
Quick Pork Goulash
A Polish specialty, pork goulash usually takes hours to prepare, but we've created a savvy recipe that's flavorful and comes together in just 50 minutes. It gets rich, robust flavor from tomato paste, sweet paprika, and red bell peppers.
Pork-Meatball Skillet Bake
Beef and Broccoli with Black-Bean Garlic Sauce
In the amount of time that it takes to order takeout, you can make an Asian-inspired stir-fry in one pot. Start by sautéing sliced skirt steak, then add broccoli florets and a gingery black-bean garlic sauce. Serve over pre-cooked rice.
Pressure-Cooker Chile Verde
Soon to be everyone's favorite one-pot meal, this simple pork chile recipe is simply delicious. It gets plenty of flavor from diced green chiles and store-bought medium green salsa.
We like to call this one-pot meal everything but the kitchen sink. It features boneless, skinless chicken thighs and Andouille sausage, plus plenty of spices like paprika, cayenne pepper, dried oregano and thyme, and a bay leaf.
Spicy Pork-and-Pineapple Stir-Fry
Take a trip to the tropics with this sweet and spicy pork stir-fry that's made all in one pan. The contrast of juicy pineapple, crisp green beans, and sweet red bell peppers are mixed with Sriracha, which packs in serious heat, is simply delicious.
Roasted Chicken Breasts with Grape Stuffing
Grapes are so much more than just a healthy snack. Here, they add subtle sweetness and juiciness in a rustic homemade stuffing made with torn ciabatta bread, onion, celery, garlic, and fresh parsley, which is served alongside crispy roasted chicken.
Lamb and Bulgur Stew with White Beans
On a chilly winter night, there's nothing that will hit the spot quite like this meaty one-pot dish made with lamb. The meat and bulgur cook together along with paprika, diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, baby spinach, and feta cheese.
Easy Beef Chili
Braised Chicken with Tomatoes and Freekeh
Take out your cast-iron braiser to make this simple, healthy chicken dish. Chicken legs, cracked freekeh, and cherry tomatoes all cook together to create a symphony of flavors.
Beef and Cabbage Tacos
Celebrate Taco Tuesday with this meaty one-pan meal. A mixture of ground beef is tossed with lime juice, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes, then sautéed with shredded red cabbage and packed into flour tortillas.
Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Marbella
Here, we're using the all-encompassing Instant Pot to give a modern twist on the 80s classic: the briny, sweet chicken dish known as Chicken Marbella.
Gingery Pork-and-Broccoli Stir-Fry
Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes
Loaded with greens and creamy as can be, this family-friendly chicken recipe cooks in one-skillet and is ready in just 35 minutes.