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The Meat-and-Potato Lover’s 30-Day Meal Plan

Do you love the classic combination of meat and potatoes? Then this 30-day meal plan is perfect for you.

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Day 1: Asian Slaw with Steak

Main-dish salads are so perfect for summer, especially this one with its Asian-inspired dressing—my favorite’s favorite flavor. The colorful slaw and juicy steak combo is super quick and wonderful for breezy weeknight dinners. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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On the Side: Skillet Potatoes with Red Pepper and Whole Garlic Cloves

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Day 2: Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet-Pan SupperTaste of Home

Day 2: Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet-Pan Supper

Most nights, I need something that I can get on the table with minimal effort and delicious results. This sheet-pan supper has become an all-time favorite, not only because of its bright flavors, but its speedy cleanup time, too! —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Day 3: Sunday Dinner BrisketTaste of Home

Day 3: Sunday Dinner Brisket

We loved how tender this brisket came out of the slow cooker. The sauce has a robust, beefy flavor with a slight tang from the balsamic vinegar, and the rich caramelized onions complete the dish.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

On the Side: Loaded Smashed Taters

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Day 4: Herbed Lemon Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 4: Herbed Lemon Pork Chops

Expect to get plenty of compliments on these fast, flavor-packed chops. They're tender and juicy. —Billi Jo Sylvester, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

On the Side: Apple Mashed Potatoes

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Day 5: Grilled Tender Flank SteakTaste of Home

Day 5: Grilled Tender Flank Steak

This marinated steak is so moist that it will become one of your favorite ways to serve beef. You can even prepare it on the grill. It can be easily cut into thin slices. —Heather Ahrens, Columbus, Ohio

On the Side: Sweet Potato Wedges with Chili Mayo

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Day 6: Pork Chops with Nectarine SauceTaste of Home

Day 6: Pork Chops with Nectarine Sauce

As a dietitian, I’m always looking for ways to make meals healthy and delicious. These juicy chops are fast, too. —Suellen Pineda, Victor, New York

On the Side: Simple Au Gratin Potatoes

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Day 7: Steak with Chipotle-Lime ChimichurriTaste of Home

Day 7: Steak with Chipotle-Lime Chimichurri

Steak gets a flavor kick from chimichurri. This piquant, all-purpose herb sauce is so versatile, it complements most any grilled meat, poultry or fish. —Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California

On the Side: Red Potato Skewers

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Day 8: Meat Loaf & Red Mashed PotatoesTaste of Home

Day 8: Meat Loaf & Red Mashed Potatoes

Satisfy the meat-and-potatoes eaters in your house with this satisfying dish that all cooks up in one pot! Talk about classic comfort food. —Faith Cromwell, San Francisco, California

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Day 9: Garlic Grilled SteaksTaste of Home

Day 9: Garlic Grilled Steaks

Take steak to new flavor heights by basting your choice of cuts with an amazing garlicky blend that requires only a few minutes to fix. It will be a mouthwatering change of taste at your next outdoor gathering. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

On the Side: Parmesan Potato Wedges

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Day 10: Mexicali Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 10: Mexicali Pork Chops

Grab just a couple pantry staples—taco seasoning and your favorite salsa—to cook up a super-quick dinner of tender pork chops smothered in fun flavors. —Laura Cohen, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

On the Side: Confetti Mashed Potatoes

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Day 11: Grilled Marinated RibeyesTaste of Home

Day 11: Grilled Marinated Ribeyes

These juicy steaks are a favorite meal of ours when we go camping. Let them sit in tangy, barbecue-inspired marinade overnight and you've got a rich and hearty dinner ready to grill up the next day. —Louise Graybiel, Toronto, Ontario

On the Side: Sour Cream Potatoes

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Day 12: Company Pot RoastTaste of Home

Day 12: Company Pot Roast

The aroma of this roast slowly cooking in the oven is absolutely mouthwatering. It gives the home such a cozy feeling, even on the chilliest winter days. —Anita Osborne, Thomasburg, Ontario

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Day 13: Cider-Glazed Pork TenderloinTaste of Home

Day 13: Cider-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

This is a super-easy recipe full of sweet fall flavor. The maple flavor really shines through. —Susan Stetzel, Gainesville, New York

On the Side: Traditional Mashed Potatoes

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Day 14: Sweet Barbecued Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 14: Sweet Barbecued Pork Chops

I often prepare a double recipe of these tangy bbq pork chops, then freeze half to keep on hand. They're so easy and taste so fresh, family and friends never guess this quick entree was frozen! —Susan Holderman, Fostoria, Ohio

On the Side: Mama’s Potato Salad

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Day 15: Steak and New Potato TossTaste of Home

Day 15: Steak and New Potato Toss

I usually use leftover barbecued steak to make this fabulous main dish salad. It's pretty, too, with the red pepper, green broccoli and white potatoes. —Deyanne Davies, Rossland, British Columbia

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Day 16: Mama's Roast BeefTaste of Home

Day 16: Mama's Roast Beef

This well-seasoned roast is Mom’s specialty. Everyone loves slices of the fork-tender roast beef and its savory gravy, and people always ask what her secret ingredients are. Now you have the delicious recipe for our favorite dish! —Linda Gaido, New Brighton, Pennsylvania

On the Side: Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

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Day 17: Savory Beer Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 17: Savory Beer Pork Chops

These tender chops cooked in a savory sauce are perfect for a hectic weeknight because they're so easy to prep. Try them with hot buttery noodles. —Jana Christian, Farson, Wyoming

On the Side: Cheesy Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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Day 18: Tenderloin Steak DianaTaste of Home

Day 18: Tenderloin Steak Diana

Sometimes, I add more mushrooms to this recipe when my son's eating dinner—he loves them, and they are just fantastic with the steak. — Carolyn Turner, Reno, Nevada

On the Side: Red Roasted Potatoes

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Day 19: Root Vegetable Pot RoastTaste of Home

Day 19: Root Vegetable Pot Roast

During the hectic holiday season, I make this roast a lot. We've scarfed it down before and after shopping and while wrapping presents. Root vegetables and roast beef make everyone feel cozy and calm. —Pat Dazis, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Day 20: Apple Cider Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 20: Apple Cider Pork Chops

These apple cider pork chops are a must for fall family dinners. I serve them with buttered egg noodles to soak up more of that delicious sauce. The recipe is easy to double when company pops in. —Debiana Casterline, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

On the Side: Parmesan Baked Potatoes

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Day 21: Pork-and-Potato SupperTaste of Home

Day 21: Pork-and-Potato Supper

If you're looking for a down-home one dish dinner that can be easily made on a weeknight, then this recipe is for you. My husband made sure that I added it to the list of Allen family favorites. —Macey Allen, Green Forest, Arkansas

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Day 22: Flank Steak with Cilantro & Blue Cheese ButterTaste of Home

Day 22: Flank Steak with Cilantro & Blue Cheese Butter

I love the combination of the sweet citrus marinade and the strong tang of the blue cheese butter. And my kids just love flank steak. —Gwen Wedel, Augusta, Michigan

On the Side: Twice-Baked Red Potatoes

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Day 23: Beef and Mushrooms with Smashed PotatoesTaste of Home

Day 23: Beef and Mushrooms with Smashed Potatoes

I was inspired to make this recipe after I couldn't stop thinking of a similar dish served in my elementary school cafeteria more than 50 years ago! I like that it's quick to make, and my husband, my grandchildren and everyone else love it. —Ronna Farley, Rockville, Maryland

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Day 24: Pork Medallions in Mustard SauceTaste of Home

Day 24: Pork Medallions in Mustard Sauce

I like pork medallions with apricot preserves and wondered how else I could dress them up. I played around with different flavors until I found this combo. Wows every time. —Tahnia Fox, Trenton, Michigan

On the Side: Potato Pancakes

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Day 25: Round Steak ItalianoTaste of Home

Day 25: Round Steak Italiano

My mom used to make this wonderful dish, and I’ve always enjoyed it. The gravy is especially dense and flavorful.—Deanne Stephens, McMinnville, Oregon

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Day 26: Cinnamon-Apple Pork ChopsTaste of Home

Day 26: Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

When I found these pork chops and apples recipe online years ago, it quickly became a favorite. The ingredients are easy to keep on hand, and the one-pan cleanup is a bonus. —Christina Price, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

On the Side: Super Simple Scalloped Potatoes

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Day 27: Meat-n-Potato KabobsTaste of Home

Day 27: Meat-n-Potato Kabobs

They're summery, but these kabobs really stick to your ribs. A microwave makes quick work of cooking the potatoes, so grilling is done in a flash. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Day 28: Tenderloin with Herb SauceTaste of Home

Day 28: Tenderloin with Herb Sauce

Tender pork is treated to a rich and creamy sauce with a slight kick, thanks to red pepper flakes. This hearty dish is very simple to prepare and always a dinnertime winner. —Monica Shipley, Tulare, California

On the Side: Braised Dill Potatoes

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Day 29: Beef Filets with Portobello SauceTaste of Home

Day 29: Beef Filets with Portobello Sauce

These tasty steaks seem special but they are fast enough for everyday dinners. We enjoy the mushroom-topped filets with crusty French bread, a mixed salad and a light lemon dessert. —Christel Stein, Tampa, Florida

On the Side: Cheese and Herb Potato Fans

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Day 30: Pork and Asparagus Sheet-Pan DinnerTaste of Home

Day 30: Pork and Asparagus Sheet-Pan Dinner

When time is of the essence, it's nice to have a quick and easy meal idea in your back pocket. Not only is it delicious, but you can clean it up in a flash. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

Susan Bronson
Susan Bronson is a writer and editor based in Northern Wisconsin.