What's more manly than meat? As it turns out, not much. Meat has been scientifically linked to manliness, according to a report in the Journal of Consumer Research.
In surveying nearly 400 university students about two dozen foods, researchers found that medium-rare steak, hamburger and well-done steak were most closely associated with "maleness."
"To the strong, traditional, macho, bicep-flexing, All-American male, red meat is a strong, traditional, macho, bicep-flexing, All-American food," the researchers concluded.
You know what that means ... MEAT'S COMING!
1. Leathered BBQ
2. Baby back ribs
3. Porterhouse steak
The Porterhouse is the ultimate steak because it combines two lean steaks together: top loin and tenderloin. Fun fact that will impress no one over dinner: If the diameter of the tenderloin is larger than a golf ball, it's typically considered a Porterhouse.
4. Chicken wings
The official and fully agreed-upon game day food around the country.
5. Sloppy joe
Sure, Joe can be short for Josephine, but a real man knows it stands for JOSEPH. With ground beef, onions, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce, Sloppy Joe is easy to make and eat.
6. McLand, Air and Sea
The McLand, Air and Sea comes from McDonald's secret menu. According to Hack the Menu, you need to order a Big Mac, a Filet-O-Fish and a McChicken. Then you put the McChicken and Filet-O-Fish patties inside the Big Mac. Then you remain very very still for several hours.
7. Shot glasses made out of beef
Sure, you can take a shot any night of the week. But can you take a MEAT SHOT? That's a SHOT GLASS MADE OF MEAT! Good luck going back to regular, boring glass afterwards. (Thanks for nothing, ManBQue.)
8. Pepperoni pizza with macaroni and cheese crust
Nobody asked Dude Foods to reinvent the deep dish pizza but they did it anyway, because they are American heroes.
9. The "Clogged Arteries" burger
If you tell your cardiologist we recommended this triple bacon mozzarella stick cheeseburger, we'll deny it. Letting you know right now.
10. Pulled pork sandwich
The ultimate Southern BBQ sandwich is for all y'all Matthew McConaughey wannabes out there.
11. Chipotle burrito
Bowls are for babies. Burritos are for men. MEN!
12. This secret In-N-Out burger
13. Beer soaked sausages
Meat and beer, does it get any better? Here's a quick and easy recipe for you, because we're nice like that.
14. Fried chicken
Nothing says Help, I feel sick, quite like deep-fried meat on a bone.
BONUS: Protein shake
No meat here but c'mon, how manly is a protein shake?? So manly. According to BodyBuilding.com, whey protein powder shakes are a popular post-workout drink, often consumed by body builders and athletes who are looking to bulk up.
Bon appétit, buddy!
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