Christmas isn’t complete without these delicious meats!

Oct 4, 2022

‘Tis the season… to enjoy great food! We don’t know about you, but for us here at Australian Butchers Store, we can’t help but start our internal countdown to Christmas!

The weather is improving, daylight savings has started, and yes, we admit, we’re already thinking about what we’re going to prepare for not only Christmas Day, but all the other festive celebrations we’ll be sharing with friends and family.

Whether you’re looking forward to traditional classics or keen to mix things up this year, why not try one of these Christmas meat ideas?

Looking for inspiration or need tips? Visit us in-store to chat with our friendly butchers! Fresh meat is delivered daily, where it is prepared and cut on-site by our team, who are only too happy to share advice and tips when it comes to choosing the perfect cut of meat.

Best christmas meats

What is served at a traditional Christmas dinner?

One of the best things about Christmas is the food! If you’re looking to impress your guests with a festive feast, why not try your hand at preparing a variety of Christmas meats?

Glazed ham

For many people, ham is the star of the show on Christmas Day. A glazed ham leg or shoulder makes for an impressive centrepiece, and there are plenty of mouth-watering recipes out there for the perfect glaze. 

If you’re sticking to tradition, try a honey glaze, but for something extra special, go for a bourbon glaze. And for those who like it spicy, there’s always the option of a chilli glaze. Delicious!

BBQ meats

If you’re celebrating Christmas in Australia (or anywhere else with warm weather), then chances are you’ll be doing it outside!

And what better way to enjoy the summer sun than by firing up the BBQ and cooking some delicious meats? Whether you opt for chicken, pork, or lamb, we guarantee your guests will demand extra helpings.


No Christmas would be complete without a delicious turkey taking pride of place on the table. The great thing about turkey is that there are so many different ways to cook it: roast it, fry it, baste it – as long as it’s succulent and juicy, you’ll have your guests coming back for more. 

And don’t forget the all-important stuffing; a mix of chopped onions, celery, breadcrumbs and herbs always goes down a treat.

Traditional christmas dinner

What else can I make with turkey for Christmas?

If you’re looking for something different to add to your holiday table this year, look no further!

Don’t be afraid to break from tradition this year. Here are six fun and festive ideas to spice up your traditional Christmas feast.

Lamb with mint pesto

If you’re looking for something a little lighter, this rack of lamb is an excellent option. The mint pesto adds a beautiful bright flavour that’s perfect for the warmer festive season.

Baked ham with pineapple glaze

For a classic holiday dish with a twist, combine your baked ham with a delectable maple and pineapple glaze. The sweet and savoury flavours will be a hit with your guests!

Herb-crusted prime rib roast

Need something really impressive? This herb-crusted prime rib roast is sure to fit the bill! This succulent piece of meat is bound to be the star of your Christmas dinner show. 

Seafood paella

Seafood paella is a brilliant way to add some international flair to your holiday dinner table. It’s packed with delicious seafood, veggies, and spices for a truly unique and memorable meal.

Beef tenderloin

This delectable cut of meat is not only delicious but also surprisingly easy to prepare. With its succulent flavour and tender texture, beef tenderloin will impress family and friends alike. Learn more about this gorgeous and versatile cut here or discover our full collection of Australian premium beef.

Rack of lamb

Rack of lamb is a classic holiday dish that is sure to impress.

It’s made by slowly roasting a cut of lamb in an oven, which helps to tenderise the meat and bring out its natural flavours. The key to making a perfect rack of lamb is to cook it slowly and evenly, so that the meat is cooked through but still juicy.

When served with a simple green salad and roasted potatoes, rack of lamb makes for a delicious and elegant Christmas meal. And best of all, it’s actually quite easy to prepare, so you can focus on enjoying time with your loved ones.

Stock up for the festive season with Australian Butchers Store!

Let the silly season begin!

No matter what your taste buds are craving this Christmas, there’s meat out there that will hit the spot. If you’re looking for a meat shop in Melbourne, we invite you to visit us in-store to meet our friendly butchers.

Discover hot tips and advice, and stock up on Christmas meat with Australian Butchers Store! Alternatively, if you live in metro Melbourne, you can enjoy meat delivery online.

Beyond Christmas mains and sides (and leftovers too!), we’re also looking forward to sharing with you plenty of New Year’s Eve BBQ meats, too, perfect for that summer barbie to farewell 2023 and welcome 2024!