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There are numerous reasons to love the month of August. The pools are open, the weather is hot, and despite the fact that the end of summer is fast approaching, there is still time enough to take vacations and host outdoor barbeques with friends. Unbeknownst to many, there is another reason to love August: August is National Meat Month. This is the month when all meat lovers, whether devoted to steak or the many other types of amazing meat can celebrate their carnivorous instincts and make as many meals including meat as possible. With that goal in mind, here is a list of the Top 10 Meat Recipes in honor of National Meat Month. Now, as a meat lover, this list was a challenge, since a Top 10 could be easily filled with good recipes just involving bacon, without considering another meat type. However, using Pinterest pictures and some experience as a guide, this writer has attempted to put together a list that at least hits on the numerous foods that make meat amazing. What is your favorite meat dish? [new page=10. Grilled Chicken with Mom’s Barley Corn Salad from Iowa Girl Eats] 10. Grilled Chicken with Mom’s Barley Corn Salad from Iowa Girl Eats Last but certainly not least on the list, grilling is one of the most common ways to make chicken. By using a grill, the chicken can be quickly made, and the resulting food is incredibly versatile. In the recipe listed here, the dish is combined with a corn salad, perfect for a light summer dinner. However, the meat can also be eaten by itself or with some sort of starch if there is some left over. [new page=9.Venison Chili originally from MyRecipes.com] 9.Venison Chili originally from MyRecipes.com Now Venison Chili might seem like a random addition to the list, but anyone who has tasted it will not question its placement. Working well with the beans and other flavors in chili, venison provides an unexpected gamey taste that makes venison chili stand out from the pack. [new page=8.Herbed Turkey Meatballs from Becky at The Two Bite Club] 8.Herbed Turkey Meatballs from Becky at The Two Bite Club Meatballs are a great idea for a quick snack, because if you make them small enough, they can be eaten in one bite. These meatballs from Becky at The Two Bite Club are made from turkey, which is a healthier substitute for the classic ground beef. They also are made with ricotta cheese and tomato sauce, creating a combination that sounds delicious. [new page=7. Balsamic Glazed Lamb Chops originally from The Kitchen McCabe] 7. Balsamic Glazed Lamb Chops originally from The Kitchen McCabe] Balsamic Glazed Lamb Chops combine two delicious ingredients, Lamb and a Balsamic reduction into a flavorful mix. Lamb, which is known for being succulent if prepared well, combines with the tangy Balsamic perfectly, making a dish great for eating with mashed potatoes or asparagus. [new page=6.Skinny Chicken Fried Rice originally from Skinny Mom] 6.Skinny Chicken Fried Rice originally from Skinny Mom Chicken Fried Rice is a wonderful dish for when you need to make a something to eat quickly. By creating this common take-out order at home, the eater gets a meal is both cheaper and healthier than those served at take-out restaurants. The chicken works with the other elements of the fried rice such as rice, peas, carrots, and onions in order to create a perfect quick dish. [new page= 5. Bacon Wrapped Tator Tot Bombs from Debbie @madeforpinterest.net] 5. Bacon Wrapped Tator Tot Bombs from Debbie @madefrompinterest.net Bacon is one of those amazing foods that can be combined with anything. Bacon covered donuts, bacon covered turkey, all hold their own appeal. Bacon Wrapped Tator Tot Bombs are just another bacon creation, combining tator tots with bacon for the perfect greasy food. [new page=4. All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers originally from Taste of Home] All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers originally from Taste of Home There’s nothing more American that a good hamburger. The great thing about hamburgers is that along with being great plain, there are countless ways to personalize your burger for you, such as adding cheese and bacon, as is the case with this recipe. [new page=3. Oven Fried Chicken {with Creamy Honey Mustard} originally from Yammie’s Nursery}] 3. Oven Fried Chicken {with Creamy Honey Mustard} originally from Yammie’s Nursery}] Yet another classic, oven fried chicken is a delicacy. Known for being from the South, fried chicken is often considered the ultimate comfort food. Crunchy on the outside and yet juicy on the inside, the meat creates the perfect combination of textures. [new page=2. Crock Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from Raining Hot Coupons] 2. Crock Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork from Raining Hot Coupons Pulled pork is a type of meat that takes a good deal of time to prepare. The meat is often cooked for hours in order to cook it through and get the meat to the point where its texture is soft and wet. By cooking in the crock pot, this recipe provides an easy way for the pulled pork to be cooked without creating a mess. [new page=1. Perfect Pan-Seared Steak from Martha-A Family Feast] 1. Perfect Pan-Seared Steak from Martha-A Family Feast While all the earlier meats are amazing, nothing quite beats a good steak. While the experience varies a lot depending on what cut of meat you have to cook, steak can easily be prepared with slight spicing in a skillet on your stove. A nice cut of steak requires very little to be made and enjoyed, except maybe something to go with it.