There are a variety of animals, from small to large, you can raise on your homestead to provide enough meat for yourself or your family.
Some of the popular animals to raise for meat are rabbits, chickens, cows, sheep, and goats. Though many people have started raising goats as a meat source, many are still hesitant to take this approach because they aren’t sure how to prepare the meat once it's been raised.
I’m going to share some popular goat recipes which will give you an idea of how you can feast on your meat goats after they’ve been processed.
Here are goat recipes which will give you a whole new appreciation for your herd:
1. Curried Goat Stew
If you scroll through the internet, you’ll notice goat is highly recommended as stew meat.
This recipe uses an abundance of different flavors to set your taste buds up for a delightful experience. If you love garlic, ginger, onion, curry powder, paprika, and other familiar flavors you’ll love this dish because it brings them all together harmoniously.
2. The Ultimate Cuts Guide for Goat Recipes
If you’re totally new to eating goat, you may feel overwhelmed at the idea. This is where this guide comes into play.
They walk you through each cut of a goat and share how to prepare them. This will give you a hint at the possibilities which could be waiting in this relatively new meat in many parts of the US.
3. Slow-Cooked Goat
I don’t know about you, but if you tell me I can prepare something in a crockpot, I’m more apt to try something new.
This shows you how to prepare slow-cooked goat in a crockpot to make delicious tacos. Tacos are a great way to try new meat because it’s something familiar and can have toppings to make it more palatable.
4. Roasted Leg of Goat
You’ve probably heard of people roasting a leg of lamb. This recipe is similar only it calls for a leg of goat. They walk you through how to tenderize the meat since goat tends to get tough.
Plus, they share how to make a tasty marinade and delicious spice rub to add plenty of flavors. If you’d like to serve this as a Polynesian meal, they even offer side dishes which would go well with this roasted goat.
5. Slow Roasted Goat Shoulder
If you’ve ever cooked a shoulder cut of meat, it’s common to cook it on a low temperature and for a long length of time.
Goat shoulder should be cooked on a lower temperature, but it doesn’t take all day. This shows you how to have a tender cut of meat in only four hours.
6. Grilled Goat Meat
Goat meat has a stronger flavor than other types of meat. This is a good thing because it allows for heavy seasonings without them becoming overpowering.
When grilling goat meat, be sure to marinade the cuts of meat. Cook it low and slow to avoid it becoming tough, and you should have a fabulous meal.
7. Thyme and Garlic Dry Fry Goat Meat
This recipe looks delicious. They instruct you to marinate the goat meat heavily and boil it both to lessen the cooking time and tenderize the meat.
From there, they toss a variety of vegetables in the skillet to cook. When done, the goat meat is added to dry fry. After just a few minutes, your dish is ready for you to dig in.
8. Ground Goat Meatballs
If you’re still turned off to the idea of eating goat, it may help to do a familiar dish. Meatballs could be the gateway recipe for you to enjoy goat.
It consists of ground goat meat, a variety of seasonings, and they’re topped off with a yogurt sauce. This could be a tasty yet slightly familiar way of breaking the ice with goat recipes.
9. Lamb and Goat Mandi Rice
I don’t know about you, but when I butcher an animal, I have a difficult time using their ribs because a person can only eat ribs so often before it gets dull.
If you have goat ribs and aren’t sure how you’re going to use them, consider this recipe. It uses both lamb meat and goat ribs. It could be a delicious way to utilize the rib meat without barbecuing them.
10. Goat Meat Caldereta
I’ve learned over the years, when I’m feeling unsure about a meal, I throw everything in it but the kitchen sink.
This gives it a variety of familiar flavors to help me adjust to the unfamiliar. If you prefer this same approach, this is the recipe for you.
11. Goat Pilau
This recipe looks delicious! It has roasted goat, green chili, tomatoes, and garlic. The mixture is served over rice for a tasty one pot meal.
However, the journey doesn’t stop there. It’s topped with raisins, cashews, and ghee. For a meal which has it all, you must check this goat recipe out.
12. Spicy Roast Goat
You like the idea of roasting goat meat because it seems easy enough and a delicious way to enjoy this new meat.
But you need more flavor than basic spices can offer. If you like a spicy dish, this recipe has you covered. Enjoy the tender meat which will pack a punch to your taste buds.
13. Goat Recipes in Creole Sauce
If you haven’t noticed already, most goat recipes come from countries outside of the United States.
This particular recipe is a common staple in Haiti. Since goat is becoming more common all over the world, people are now borrowing the recipes and putting their own spin on them. It’s a great way to get a taste of different cultures without leaving your kitchen.
14. Instant Pot Goat Stew
We discussed earlier how goat meat is desirable as stew meat. We’ve also discussed how goat should be cooked low and slow or it can become tough.
15. Chili Goat Recipes
Chili is a delicious way to stay warm over the winter months. It’s also a great meal for when you’re working on a tight budget.
If you love chili and have goat meat on hand, why not combine the two? This recipe is easy to make and uses only a few basic ingredients. It would be a great way to feed a crowd.
16. Yogurt-Marinated Goat Steaks
When someone says they’re serving you steak for dinner, you may not instantly realize it's not beef steak, but goat steak.
17. Goat Sausage
I wasn’t aware you could make such a variety of sausages until we began harvesting our own meat. We now make pork sausage and deer sausage regularly.
If you’re looking to make sausage from the meat you raise around your homestead, consider using this tutorial to make your own goat sausage.
18. Goat Goulash
I love to make goulash for my family because it’s an easy one-pot meal which is also relatively frugal. It’s great when you’re grocery shopping on a budget.
If you need a simple meal which will incorporate the groceries you have and work for your budget, consider making goat goulash.
19. Ground Goat Tacos with Blackened Tomatoes
This recipe sounds extremely delicious! I have a weakness for Mexican cuisine. The tacos include ground goat meat, tomatillos, chipotle peppers, and many other delicious taco ingredients.
20. Ground Goat with Sweet Potatoes
When I first began making my own hash, I used Russet potatoes and pork sausage. It’s an inexpensive but filling meal.
If you’re looking for a different variety to this basic meal, utilize this recipe where goat meat and sweet potatoes are used.
21. Fried Liver Goat Recipes
Over my life span, I’ve learned you’re either an organ type of person or you aren’t. I’m not an organ person.
However, my oldest child is. They’re good for you which is great if you’re someone who loves liver. This recipe fries them and adds a ton of flavor to the meat. Give it a go and see what your opinion is.
22. Whole Smoked Goat Neck
The term, “waste not want not” is what comes to mind with this recipe. If you’re looking to lead a zero-waste life, don’t waste any part of a goat when butchering it.
You can save the neck and enjoy it in a tasty fashion thanks to this recipe. There are a variety of spices used with the meat, dried cherries are added to the dish, along with wine. The rice it’s served with is cooked in coconut milk for added flavor as well.
You now have over 20 different goat recipes to help you become acquainted with goat meat. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the flavor because goats are an easy animal to raise in most environments.
This could open the door for another viable meat source on your homestead and a great way to feed your family homegrown delicious meals.