3 Most Popular And Delicious Spanish Meat Dishes

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Many people think that cooking Spanish meat dishes take lots of time because they’ve been to Spain and had luscious three to five-course meals. The reality is that most Spanish dishes are simple and don’t take long to prepare.

Why wait for more!

Let’s Check Out The Popular Spanish Meat Dishes Below

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Pork Chops A La Madrilene

Prep: 12 mins

Cook: 25 mins

Total: 37 mins

Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 tbsp Spanish sweet paprika
  • 4 springs parsley
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 pork loin chops (5 oz each)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Note- Use either boneless pork loin chops or pork chops sliced about 1/3 – 1/2 inch thick.

1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.

2. Chop the parsley, onion & garlic. Put in a medium-sized bowl and mix all together.

3. Season with salt, pepper, & paprika. Put the 3tbsp of olive oil to moisten the mixture, and it should be a fairly thick consistency.

4. Take oil and grease pan or line it with aluminum foil. Season the chops, wrapping them with the mixture, and put them in a roasting pan.

5. Roast in a hot oven for around 12 mins. Turn chops over, spoon the onion mixture over the chops, and roast again for 12 mins. If pork is cooked, but the onion mixture is not cooked, sauté it in a frying pan until cooked.

6. Serve the pork chop with herb sauce over it. Add mashed potatoes (optional) on the corners for a wonderful Spanish dinner.

Rioja-Style Chicken

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Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 50 mins

Total: 60 mins

Servings: 5-6 servings


  • 1 chicken (8 pieces of breasts & legs or cut into 8 pieces)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Spanish chorizo sausage
  • 1 yellow onion (peeled)
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 -3 sprigs of parsley
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup white wine
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 oz frozen peas, 15 oz can peas


1. Peel & chop onion & garlic into thin slices. Take out the stems and seeds and cut the red peppers into strips.

2. Cut the chorizo into rounds. Chop parsley.

3. Heat a heavy-bottomed large pan and add 2 tbsp olive oil, and brown the chicken on both edges.

4. Add garlic, onion & sauté until onion is sheer. Then add peppers, parsley, chorizo & cook for 10 mins.

5. Add vegetables, chicken broth, and white wine. Stir.

6. Cover & cook for 40 mins. 5 mins before removing chicken from the stove, add peas.

7. Serve and enjoy!

Spanish Rice With Ground Beef

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 30 mins

Total: 35 mins

Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp (tablespoon) chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bottle tomato or vegetable juice
  • 1/2 tsp (teaspoon) salt
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice


1. In a Skillet, brown ground beef and drain. Stir chili powder, garlic, green pepper & onion. Cook well. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Low flame and cook for 20 to 30 mins or until the rice is seasoned and the liquid is soaked.  


These 3 recipes taste better, and they give flavors a chance to blend and settle down with other ingredients rightly. They are the best option, especially when you invite a guest or cook for your family. Just try these succulent dishes today!

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