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Honey surprisingly goes very well with meat dishes, including sweet chicken, beef and pork entrees.  The sweetness of the honey balances out the savoury saltiness of the meat, making a dish a party for the palate.


Balsamic Honey and Mustard Pork Chops

pork chop

For foodies who are looking for ways to dress up their regular pork chops, this Balsamic Honey and Mustard Pork Chops recipe from Closet Cooking is a nice recipe to try out. With a medley of honey, blackberry jam, sriracha, mustard and soy sauce, this dish is anything but dull!

pork chop

"Juicy pork chops in a tasty balsamic, honey and mustard sauce with a hint of blackberries that are so quick and easy to make and so tasty that you'll be making them all the time!"

  • 1 pound pork chops
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup blackberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or tamari or omit for gluten-free)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Beef

honey garlic beef

Sweet Peas and Saffron has an awesome recipe called Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Beef. It's basically beef tenderized in a garlic-honey-soy sauce broth. The results are amazing! This tender pulled beef can be for tacos, salads, sandwiches or even as toppings for rice, pasta or any of your favorite grains.

honey garlic beef

"A sweet and savory pulled beef recipe that takes only 10 minutes prep time! This beef is very versatile and can be used on sandwiches, salads, stir fries, or tacos!"

  • 1 kg/2 lbs boneless beef roast
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

honey garlic chicken

Chicken is one of the first things that come to mind when we talk about using honey for an entree dish. This Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken recipe from Dinner Then Dessert is a great one to try if you're looking for a quick and easy dinner. The best part? It only requires five ingredients!

Honey Garlic Chicken

"Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken is the perfect weeknight meal with just five ingredients. Full of flavor and easy to make with pantry ingredients and almost no prep!"

  • 2 tablespoons lite soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 6 chicken thighs , bone in skin on

Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:

To measure honey sans the mess, spray the measuring cups with cooking spray first before pouring in the honey.

Tell us what you think of the curated recipes above. Do you have a better recipe tucked away somewhere? Are you looking for something else?

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Carla Bauto Deña

Carla is a freelance journalist, content writer, and TV producer. When she's not busy writing and covering stories, she likes traveling and discovering different cultures through food.

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