Last Updated on January 24, 2020
It’s no surprise that at ButcherBox we’re pretty obsessed with food, particularly meat and seafood. In a world where you can use the zodiac to find the most flattering pair of jeans, the most ideal place to live, the best car to drive or the perfect vacation spot, we figured why not meat your match, too!
See what we did there?
Rather than just sticking you with a cut of meat, we’re opening your taste buds too. Discover below how the stars align when it comes to the best cut of meat for your sign along with new recipes to explore in 2020.
You aren’t afraid to march to the beat of your own drum, Aquarius, and that’s why this pairing is for you. Dare to be different (in a delicious way) with this non-traditional noodle soup that will have everyone asking for the recipe.
Qualities: Progressive, independent
Pairing: Ground Pork
Recipe: Ginger Pork Noodle Soup
Friendly and warmhearted, you care about making the whole table happy. Brighten everyone’s day with these tasty salmon croquettes featuring fresh tarragon and zesty lemon. The more the merrier!
Qualities: Wise, compassionate
Recipe: Salmon Croquettes with Remoulade
Not everyone has the courage and confidence to be paired with a cut that’s so, well, hands-on. Dig in and get a little messy with this spicy-sweet recipe—the flavor is just about as bold as you are, Aries.
Qualities: Bold, ambitious
Pairing: Baby Back Rib
Recipe: Oven-Baked Baby Back Ribs
People can count on you, Taurus, and that’s why a burger is the perfect pairing for your sign. Don’t know what to make for dinner? Cooking for a crowd? Forgot to defrost? Delicious, juicy burgers are always the answer.
Qualities: Reliable, practical
Recipe: Simple 3 Ingredient Burger
Chicken breasts match your open and adaptable personality, Gemini. From ingredient pairings to cooking techniques, the possibilities are endless. Can’t decide between peppery or zesty flavor? Have them both with this simple yet stunning dish.
Qualities: Indecisive, adaptable
Pairing: Chicken Breast
You’re very sentimental, Cancer, and you know how to get through anything life throws your way. The ribeye suits you perfectly: A longtime favorite with distinctive flavor and texture that can inspire tears of joy.
Qualities: Emotional, tenacious
Recipe: One Pan Smoky Ribeye
Bacon is always there to add savory crunch to breakfast, sandwiches, side dishes and more—just like you’re always there to support the people you care about, Leo. You love to be in the spotlight, and you definitely will with this crowd-pleasing bacon guac recipe.
Qualities: Loyal, center of attention
Recipe: Bacon Guacamole
You’re hardworking and methodical, Virgo, and that’s why pork chops are a great cut for you. They’re wonderful for weeknight dinners, busy days, and highlighting all kinds of flavorful ingredients. Let honey and lemon shine in this easy recipe.
Qualities: Practical, loyal
Pairing: Pork Chop
Recipe: Honey Lemon Pork Chops
A social butterfly by nature, it only makes sense that you’re paired with a shareable dish that has crowd-pleasing appeal, Libra. These coconut wings have a balance of flavors and love going to parties, just like you.
Qualities: Balance, social
Pairing: Chicken Wings
Recipe: Coconut Party Wings
A New York strip steak makes a great pairing for your passionate personality, Scorpio—it’s all about the tenderness. Try this pepper-crusted steak recipe with zesty orange shallot butter for an adventurous take on typical meat and potatoes.
Qualities: Passionate, brave
Pairing: New York Strip
Recipe: Pepper-Crusted NY Strip
As a Sagittarius, you’re always looking out for others. Make sure there’s enough for everyone with this warm and hearty beef and wild rice soup. It features steak tips, a tender cut that’s just as versatile as you are.
Qualities: Versatile, generous
Pairing: Steak Tips
Recipe: Hearty Beef and Wild Rice Soup
Family and tradition are important to you, Capricorn, and that’s why chuck roast is your ideal pairing. It’s a great cut for delicious dinners everyone can savor, like Yankee pot roast—nothing crazy, no surprises, just a reliable, great-tasting meal you can feel good about.
Qualities: Responsible, sturdy
Pairing: Chuck Roast
Recipe: Yankee Pot Roast