Meat is a staple in many Southern Living recipes, and understanding its versatility means considering all the wonderful ways to use it. Whether you prefer using ground beef as the basis for quick-fix suppers, or prefer to make your own dry rub to slow-cook ribs, meat can be an incredible addition to a meal when cooked properly.

Southern Living Pork Chop Sandwich on plates to serve with a beer
Pork Chop Sandwich
Pork Chops with Carolina Barbecue Sauce, Smoked Butter, and Braised Onions on a platter to serve
Pork Chops With Carolina Barbecue Sauce, Smoked Butter, And Braised Onions
Southern Living Dried Beef Cheese Ball ready to serve with crackers
Dried Beef Cheese Ball