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Chef’s Secrets: The 15 Most Flavorful Dishes On the Planet

Tired of ho-hum boring food? These dishes are packed with flavor and are brimming with big, bold spices! There’s nothing boring about these picks – the only question is, which will you try first?

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs on a platter.
Oven Baked Chicken Thighs. Photo Credit: Cook What You Love.

Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo

Grilled Steak skewers on a white plate with chilis nearby.
Grilled Steak with Mojo Rojo. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

Tender steak is first marinated in a bold mojo rojo sauce that’s made with bell peppers, plenty of garlic, and chilis. Thread the steak onto skewers, and they’re ready in no time!
Get the recipe: Grilled Steak Skewers with Mojo Rojo

Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Whole Pork Tenderloin

You seriously can’t get much more porky flavor than pork on pork! This spice-rubbed pork tenderloin is wrapped in bacon and then slow-smoked until tender and delish. So easy and so good, this meaty meal also doesn’t take all day to cook!
Get the recipe: Smoked Bacon Wrapped Whole Pork Tenderloin

Garlic Braised Beef Short Ribs

Love garlic? These slow-cooked fall-apart-tender beef short ribs are braised in red wine and garlic and the flavors are simply unbelievable! Ladle that rich and thick gravy over mashed taters and dig into flavor tonight!
Get the recipe: Garlic Braised Beef Short Ribs

Bacon-Wrapped Pork-Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Smoked jalapeno poppers on a platter.
Smoked Pork Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers. Photo Credit: Cook What You Love

Cook these beauties on the smoker or grill and jazz up your popper game! These tasty treats are so meaty and so delish; they’re practically their own meal!
Get the recipe: Pork Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Beef Barbacoa

Slow simmered to infuse all the big, bold Southwestern flavors into every bite, this dish starts with an inexpensive cut of meat, and before you know it, you’ve arrived in flavor town.
Get the recipe: Beef Barbacoa

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Mexican Street Corn Salad in a bowl.
Mexican Street Corn Salad. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Prepare to be blown away by the explosion of flavor in this simple yet delicious Mexican Street Corn Salad that can be made with either fresh or frozen corn. With its combination of cotija cheese, peppers, jalapeno, and more, every bite is bursting with flavor! This amazing salad goes with anything grilled or smoked!
Get the recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad

Vegetarian Birria Tacos

Who can resist these vegan Birria Tacos? Packed with flavor every bite is delicious, and these totally plant-based tacos are easier to make than you might think!
Get the recipe: Vegan Birria Tacos

Baked Chicken with Onion Gravy (featured image)

Not only is this an easy dish to master, but the thick, creamy onion gravy is loaded with garlic! With flavor in every bite, this is one must-try chicken dish that everyone will want you to make again and again!
Get the recipe: Baked Chicken with Onion Gravy

Authentic Hungarian Goulash

authentic hungarian goulash in white serving bowls with spaetzel in the background
Hungarian Goulash. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

Hungarian goulash is a hearty and flavorful stew that’s perfect for chilly evenings! Made with tender beef, onions, paprika, and other spices, this dish is a classic of Hungarian cuisine. Served with crusty bread or over a bed of buttery egg noodles, Hungarian goulash is a satisfying and comforting meal that will transport you to the streets of Budapest.
Get the recipe: Hungarian Goulash

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

This is such an easy recipe! These meaty thighs are sweet, garlicky, and ready in a jiffy when you cook them in your air fryer! You simply can’t pack more flavor into chicken!
Get the recipe: Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Tortellini Soup with Tomatoes & Sausage

This fully-loaded soup just can’t get much more flavorful! It’s got a rich, creamy and thick base that’s loaded with tender tortellini and plenty of sausage. Grab a spoon and dig in!
Get the recipe: Tortellini Soup with Tomatoes & Sausage

Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash on a platter.
Chicken Paprikash. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

With its signature smoky, thick, and creamy sauce, Chicken Paprikash doesn’t have to take all day to cook! Grab your Instant Pot, and this meaty marvel will be ready in no time! Serve your paprikash with authentic Spaetzle!
Get the recipe: Chicken Paprikash

Garlic Steak & Mushrooms

Super easy, quick, and tasty, this meaty meal features tender chunks of steak seared with lots of garlic. The mushrooms add even more flavor, and the whole dish is ready in a jiffy.
Get the recipe: Garlic Steak & Mushrooms

Cream of Jalapeno Soup

Cream of Jalapeno Soup in two bowls.
Cream of Jalapeno Soup. Photo Credit: Cook What You Love.

The fiery heat of jalapenos is tempered by the cream in this thick, velvety, and delicious soup. With a lovely green color and unmistakable flavor, it’s a Southwestern favorite that’s great for lunch or dinner.
Grab the recipe: Cream of Jalapeno Soup

Peach Zucchini Bread

If you love zucchini bread, wait until you get a taste of this one! Loaded with big peachy flavor, this super moist and flavorful zucchihi bread is also so pretty to look at!
Get the recipe: Peach Zucchini Bread


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