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Lean and Savory Meat

<a href="http://southernliving.timeinc.net/southern/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&amp;recipe_id=321569">Cilantro-Garlic-Rubbed Sirloin</a> gets a kick of lime and jalapeño flavor when topped with <a></a>
Cilantro-Garlic-Rubbed Sirloin gets a kick of lime and jalapeño flavor when topped with

Serve-up hearty entrées starting with lean cuts of beef, pork, and lamb matched with flavorful rubs, salsas, and sauces.

Few things rouse your appetite more than catching a whiff of meat sizzling away in the kitchen (or outdoor grill). These meaty dishes aren't only deliciously satisfying, but they're full of high-quality protein and easy-to-absorb iron. The key is selecting lean cuts and knowing exactly how to prepare them for optimum flavor.

Take Grilled Rosemary-Cherry Lamb Chops, adapted from Grill Power (QVC Publishers) by Holly Rudin-Braschi. They're perfectly seasoned with fragrant spices, grilled, then drizzled with a sweet and tart cherry sauce. It's the type of dish you'd proudly serve to Saturday night guests or offer alongside simple veggies for a flavorful weeknight supper. We also tried the recipe using lean pork to give another option (see recipe). For best results on meat cookery, Holly recommends using an instant-read, programmable thermometer, such as Acurite or Williams Sonoma brands.

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