Goat Recipes

From braised goat shoulder and goat stew to goat biryani and goat curry, you're sure to find a delicious new way to cook goat.

Staff Picks

Goat Stew

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is based on a Filipino stew recipe called caldereta. It is usually served with rice. I suggest marinating the meat for at least 6 hours. The serving size for this recipe is 2 to 4 depending on how much bone the meat has. Serve over rice. Masarap!

Birria Quesa Tacos

Such a lovely, rich dish that the entire family thoroughly enjoys. It takes some time to make these birria quesa tacos but a lot of it's unattended.

Birria de Chivo Estilo Jalisco (Mexican Braised Goat)

Rating: 4.33 stars
Goat meat marinated in a sauce with ancho chiles and spices, then slowly braised until soft. This traditional dish known as birria is always accompanied with refried beans and corn tortillas, and is normally served for special occasions.

Mutton Varuval (Malaysian Indian-Style Goat Curry)

Rating: 4.67 stars
This recipe is the star dish every Diwali at my Indian relative's home in Malaysia. I had to beg my husband's aunt to give up her secret recipe so we could make it for our wedding. Serve over rice or with Indian breads such as naan or chapati.

Indian Goat Curry

An aromatic, comforting curry made in the pressure cooker. In India, this curry is normally made with kid goat meat but you could also use lamb. Serve with rice or hot chapatis.
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Shyam's Goat Biryani

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is an excellent homemade biryani recipe!

Kabritu Stoba (Dutch Antilles Goat Stew)

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is a spicy stew with goat's meat as a main ingredient. Serve over rice, funchi or potatoes.

Jamaican Goat Curry

Rating: 4.67 stars
Jamaican goat curry that will have you coming back for more. The meat is so tender it melts in your mouth. You can adjust the heat by using more or less of the Scotch bonnet pepper. You never knew how good goat could be! Serve with white rice or rice with peas.

Birria de Chivo

Nice tender meat in a stew perfect for making birria tacos. Enjoy with corn tortillas, diced onion, and chopped cilantro.

Black Pepper Goat Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars
Black pepper is found in abundance in Kerala (South India); coupled with curry leaves it takes goat to a whole new level. Serve with Rasam and rice or with rotis. You may substitute lamb for the goat if you wish.

Goat and Butternut Squash Stew

Rating: 5 stars
This is a tasty, spicy dish for a cold fall or winter evening and can be a good way to introduce goat to people who think they don't like goat. If you're not a fan of a long saute process, it can also be prepared in a slow cooker. Serve over rice.

Peanut Butter Goat Soup

Rating: 4.67 stars
This soup is creamy, delicious, healthy, and very filling! Lovely as a meal starter or add mashed potatoes, fufu, rice balls, kenkey etc. for a complete meal.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pressure Cooker Goat Curry
Rating: Unrated
"Tantalizing goat curry—using an electric pressure cooker cuts down on the cooking time while still rendering tender meat. Serve over jasmine rice or with naan." – jmerar
Tips For Cooking Goat Meat
Have you tried goat yet? It's a lower fat, higher protein meat that’s really catching on in the U.S. Here are low-cost and delicious ideas for preparing it.

Goat Shoulder Braised with Prunes and Preserved Lemons

Rating: 4.4 stars

Goat is a delicious, mild-flavored meat that is overlooked in the U.S. This recipe results in a tender, savory dish that, while unusual, is still basically good old comfort food. This would be great to serve with Israeli-style couscous; alternatively, you could add some potato chunks to the pan halfway through the cooking.