Question: Can Catholics Eat Meat on Ash Wednesday?
Answer: Under the Rules for Fasting and Abstinence in the Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is a day of strict fasting (only one full meal, and two small snacks that don't add up to to a full meal) and abstinence from all meat and foods made with meat. This fasting and abstinence remind us that Lent is a penitential season.
For more details about fasting and abstinence during Lent, see What Are the Rules for Fasting and Abstinence in the Catholic Church? For the date of Ash Wednesday in this and future years, see When Is Ash Wednesday?
And if you need ideas for recipes for Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent, check out an extensive collection from around the world in Lenten Recipes: Meatless Recipes for Lent and Throughout the Year.