6 Paleo Meat Recipes

Paleo Meat Recipes

The Paleo Lifestyle is often described as being that meat diet which is quite wrong. While meat and fish protein do form part of the dietary component it is only one element of a balanced eating regime that promotes hearty consumption of fresh fruit and vegetable, preferably organic and where possible more vegetables than fruit.

That said there are some wonderful recipes available for both meat and fish dishes that will make you want to try them whether you are a Paleo lifestyler or not.

In this post I offer 6 Paleo meat recipes from Sarah Fragoso’s Book Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook and I just know that you just going to want to get into the kitchen and start cooking them, enjoy…….

Pork and Apple Sliders

This is a very versatile dish that can be served as a lunch, snack or main meal and you can change out the apple for pear and spice up the burger with a little chili or favourite hot sauce.

Serves 5 – prep 15mins – Cook 20mins

You will need:Pork and Apple

  • 2 pounds minced pork oil chicken
  • 1/2 cup of minced white onion
  • 11/2 cups finely diced apple
  • 11/2 Tbsps Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 11/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black cracked pepper


  1. Mix the meat with the onions diced apple and spices
  2. Make 8-10 patties
  3. Cook on the grill or BBQ for 7-1-0 mins each side
  4. They can be served with mayo or ketchup or for breakfast with fried egg on top
  5. They are delicious!

Chicken Cacciatore

This Cacciatore sauce is homely and warming and very adaptable. It can be used to casserole just about any kind of non gamey meat ingredient but is particularly good with pork or beef meat balls.

Serves 4 – Prep 40mins – Cook 45mins-1 hour

You will need:Chicken Cacciatore

  • 2 tbsps coconut oil
  • 1 yellow diced onion
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups strained tinned tomatoes
  • 1 cup real chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 3 cups sliced white mushrooms
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 4-6 skinless chicken breast fillets


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Heat the oil in a large soup pot
  3. Add the onion, celery and carrots and sauté until the onions start to brown
  4. Add the garlic and sauté until just fragrant
  5. Turn up the heat and pour in the balsamic then immediately turn down to medium-high and reduce the vinegar by half stirring so as not to burn
  6. Add the tomatoes, stock and coconut milk and stir
  7. Turn the heat to low, season with salt and pepper and allow to simmer while prepping the breasts
  8. Place the breasts in a large casserole dish and sprinkle each side with salt and pepper
  9. Pour the sauce from the pot over the chicken cover tightly and bake in the oven for 45 mins to 1 hour until the chicken is tender and cooked.
  10. Serve with roast sweet potato or a little cauliflower and garlic rice.

Chicken Drumsticks Pot Style

A hearty warming winter meal delicious with Paleo bread

Serves 4 – Prep 25mins – Cook 30mins

You will need:Drumsticks

  • 2 Tbsps coconut oil
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1Tbspn chicken seasoning
  • 1 medium yellow or brown onion cube chopped
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 3-5 small courgettes cube cut


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium- high heat
  2. Add the drumsticks after generously seasoning with salt and pepper
  3. Sprinkle the chicken seasoning over the drumsticks
  4. Add the onions tomatoes and garlic
  5. Cover and turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15mins
  6. Add the courgettes and cook for 5mins more or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle
  7. Serve in bowls with Paleo Bread

Tuna Patties

I know they are not meat but they are meaty and quite delicious and a break from meat maybe on a Friday. They are inexpensive but very tasty they taste great with the Paleo Mayo or the Paleo Ketchup

Serves 4 – Prep 20mins – Cook 10mins

You will need:

  • 3 large Cans Tuna in water drainedTuna patties
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsps coconut oil


  1. Mix the Tuna with the eggs dill, salt and pepper
  2. Heat the oil over medium to high high heat
  3. Make 11 to 12 patties from the tuna mix and cook in the oil for 2-3 minutes each side
  4. Brown them so that they hold their  shape and then serve with coleslaw a made with Paleo mayo yum yum…

Sloppy Joes

This dish can be changed up by substituting lettuce for the mushrooms (particularly for kids). It is also great when accompanied with home made coleslaw made with Paleo Mayo.

Serves 4 – Prep 20 mins – Cook 30-40mins

You will need:Paleo meat recipes

  • 2 Tbsps coconut oil
  • 1/2 chopped yellow or brown onion
  • 2 carrots chopped finely
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed and minced
  • 1/1/2 Tbsps chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 11/2 cups BBQ sauce
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Portobello mushrooms or large Romaine lettuce leaves


  1. Heat half of the oil over medium heat and sauté the onions and carrots until the onions start top caramelise
  2. Add the beef and cook until that too starts to brown
  3. Add the garlic and spices and mix well
  4. Add the tomato paste and the BBQ sauce and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Remove the stems from the mushrooms
  6. Heat the others half off the oil in another pan over medium heat and cook the mushrooms on each side for 5-6 mins or until tender
  7. Serve the filling over the lettuce or mushrooms
  8. Prepare to get messy!

Curry Burgers

These burgers can be a base with which to experiment with various flavours by substituting the curry powder with any manner of other things that you may fancy trying. I add crushed nuts and or seeds to my burgers as well as very finely chopped mushrooms which make them even yummier

Serves 5 – Prep 30mins – cook 10-12mins

You will need:Paleo Meat Recipes

  • 2 pound minced grass fed beef
  • 2 Tbsps curry powder
  • 3 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup minced yellow or brown onion
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black cracked pepper
  • 8-10 large romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 small cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 small apple thinly sliced
  • Curry sauce to taste


  1. Mix the beef, curry powder, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  2. Make 10 patties
  3. Grill or pan fry for 5-7 mins each side (medium to well)
  4. Place the patties on a bed of lettuce top with slices of apple and cucumber and drizzle with curry sauce.
  5. Enjoy!

Good Recipes?

If you are anything like me you will be itching to get into the kitchen now and start preparing some of these recipes. I can honestly say that as I have been capturing them in these pages for you I have been experiencing my mouth water just at the anticipation of the flavours and the smells that would come from some wonderful ingredients described here.

If you like these and any of the others on this site attributed to Sarah please consider buying Sarah’s fantastic book which is well-used in my kitchen library, you will not be disappointed I promise you.

What Next?

Are You Reading This Paleo Blog For The First Time?

If this is your first time here, then you may find it helpful to know a bit more about Paleo basics My post on Paleo Food List for Beginners talks about the healthier options, that could take you away from the heavily processed, salt loaded diets, that many suffer today, to something that might make you feel healthier all round

A Good Starting Guide to Have to Hand?

I have also posted a review on the Paleo Beginners Guide, available through Amazon.com. It is a handy reference when starting the paleo journey. If you do decide to click through the link and purchase the book via my review it will cost you no more than if you had gone to Amazon direct. I can highly recommend it to you. My own copy is extremely well thumbed through!

Feedback and Comments

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I hope that you have found this post of some use and that you might try one or more of the recipes or even order a copy of one of the 3 books I feature in this post.

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  1. Hi Hamish,

    Nice article and nice site! I believe in a very similar philosophy and that is finding and following a meal planning lifestyle that is simple and sustainable instead of any fad diets.

    Paleo elements are included in my own meal plans as a result – and now that I know about your site I will be checking back here often!

    Best regards,

    L.D. Sewell

    • Great to hear from you and delighted that it is of some value to you send others and please enjoy the other articles on here

      Thanks for the comment


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