10 Beef and Pork Recipes for your Holiday Party

Whether you’re hosting a party, headed out to one, or staying at home with the family, here are 10 recipes using beef and pork that can up the deliciousness factor for your end-of-year celebrations.

#1. Ground Beef Queso Dip

What is a party without a good queso dip? Here is a from-scratch version with ground beef for your party-going satisfaction.

#2. Pork & Mushroom Dumplings

Maybe you would like to try something a little new and different. These dumplings are sure to be a hit.

#3. Maple Bacon Wrapped Sausages

Substitute some of our Maple Sausage Links for the little smokies and enjoy the sweet and salty deliciousness.

#4. Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

If you are looking for a culinary adventure, use some of our Italian sausage to create a filling that is stuffed into mushrooms and create a sophisticated appetizer that will definitely impress.

#5. Crock Pot Pork Chili

No Midwestern holiday party is complete without a crock pot full of chili. Use some of our ground pork to give your chili a delicious boost in flavor.

#6. Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

Just thinking about Bacon Cheeseburgers makes our mouths water. Turn these delectable sandwiches into a dip to share at parties with this recipe.

#7. Pork Egg Rolls

In Chinese tradition, egg rolls are considered good luck for the New Year because they resemble gold bars and symbolize wealth and prosperity. These baked versions make them easy to prepare, and even if they don’t bring more wealth and prosperity into your life, they will be delicious.

#8. Sausage Cheddar Bites

If you need something a little simpler to prepare, but still supremely delicious, combine some of our breakfast sausage with cheddar cheese and go to town.

#9. Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Meatballs are the ultimate appetizer, and a slow cooker full of meatballs slathered in a sweet and sour sauce will fit into any party.

#10. Layered Taco Dip

Dips are a decadent treat at holiday parties. This layered taco dip fits the bill, and hey, there is even some lettuce on top!

Let us know how things turn out if you try one of these recipes, and if you need taste testers, we are always up for a party!


John and Sarah Gilbert farm with their family in North Central Iowa. They care for pigs, cows, and the land to bring you beef and pork you can love. They have a passion for cooking and helping others develop the skills they need to put healthy and delicious home-cooked meals on the table. They can be contacted by email and through Facebook and Instagram.