10 Thai Meat Recipes for Any Occasion

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Looking for quick and easy dinner options? This list of 10 Thai meat recipes for any occasion includes favorites like ground beef stir fry and tender steak salad, perfect for when you’re short on time!

Collage of Thai meat recipes including Thai beef jerky, larb beef, Thai chicken satay, and nam tok moo.

Thai meat dishes

Thai food is beloved for its unique flavors, and these authentic recipes are no exception. Whether you love spicy dishes or prefer something milder, there’s a meat dish here for everyone.

You can make these recipes any night of the week, and each dish is packed with fresh ingredients and bold spices!

They’re not only super delicious, but also simple to prepare, even on your busiest days.

1. Beef pad Thai

My recipe for beef pad Thai is perfect for meat lovers. These Thai noodles are easy to make at home in one pan with homemade pad thai sauce and tender slices of beef.

Authentic beef pad Thai on a bamboo dish with lime, garlic chives, chili flakes, and crushed peanuts.

Tip: This recipe is so easy to customize with your favorite protein, making it a perfect addition to your busy weeknight meals.

2. Authentic Thai basil beef

Thai basil beef stir fry with fragrant holy basil and plenty of chilies – who doesn’t love this street food classic? This dish is perfect for those who enjoy bold, spicy flavors.

Serve it over steamed jasmine rice with a Thai fried egg for a complete meal.

Authentic Thai basil beef with jasmine rice and crispy fried egg.

3. Moo ping

Moo ping, the tastiest skewers in the world, are a street food staple that’s surprisingly easy to make at home. The marinated pork is grilled to perfection over charcoal and best served with Thai sticky rice.

This dish is perfect for your summer backyard barbecue!

Moo ping with a basket of Thai sticky rice and Thai papaya salad.

4. Grilled chicken wings

I grew up with grilled chicken, so I can assure you these Thai chicken wings are simply perfect. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, perfect for snacking.

They’re ideal for parties or as an appetizer before the main course. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce to elevate the flavors even more!

Top-view of Thai chicken wings on a banana leaf, with sticky rice in a traditional basket.

5. Ground beef larb

Ground beef larb is a true staple in Isan, the northeast of Thailand. It’s a spicy, tangy salad that’s perfect for a quick lunch or light dinner.

My recipe is packed with fresh herbs and spices, making it a great choice for a healthy meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor. You can serve it with lettuce wraps or rice for a complete meal.

Close-up of Thai beef larb highlighting the tender ground beef mixed with sliced shallots, fresh herbs, and a hint of chili.

6. Nam tok moo

Nam tok moo is one of my favorite Thai recipe with meat, and it’s my go-to meal when I have guests over. It’s quick and easy to prepare, with meat as the key ingredient!

Spicy nam tok pork salad garnished with fresh mint leaves and a dusting of toasted rice powder, presented in a blue and white bowl.

7. Kai tod

Kai tod, or Thai fried chicken, is crispy, juicy, and absolutely irresistible. The flavorful marinade and crunchy coating make it a hit with everyone.

You can use the marinade with chicken wings, breasts, thighs, or your favorite cut!

Kai tod, Thai fried chicken.

8. Thai beef panang curry

Thai beef panang curry is a rich and creamy Thai dish that’s perfect for a hearty meal. This curry is packed with meat and coconut milk, with very few vegetables.

Top-down view of Thai beef panang curry, garnished with red chilies and kaffir lime leaf strips, in a coconut shell. Alongside it are rice vermicelli noodles and a wooden spoon.

9. Thai chicken satay

Thai chicken satay with peanut sauce is a true crowd-pleaser that appeals to both adults and kids, perfect as an appetizer or side dish for any Thai food lover.

Thai chicken satay with peanut sauce accompanied by a fresh cucumber salad.

PS: The peanut sauce is truly the best you’ve ever tasted, promise!

10. Thai beef jerky

Thai beef jerky is perfect as an on-the-go snack. The marinated beef is dried to perfection, creating a chewy treat that’s ideal for meat lovers.

You can also make this recipe in advance and enjoy it a side or as a main with rice during your busy weeknights!

Thai beef jerky with sticky rice and nam jim jaew sauce.

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With these 10 Thai meat recipes for any occasion, you’ll enjoy flavorful, easy-to-make meals that bring the taste of Thailand to your dinner table. Share your favorite meat dish in the comments below, and follow me on social media for more Thai recipe inspirations! FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.

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  1. Thank you for sharing our favorites (actually my husband and children love Thai cuisine as well)! Khop khun maak kha!

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