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Pork Rinds: The Other, Other White Meat

Did you know October is National Pork Month? Hey, we love celebrating meat holidays … especially ones that are near and dear to our hearts. And there’s nothing nearer to pork than our crunchy pork rinds.

Pork chop stuffed with pork rindsPork Fact: eating pork dates to 1490 B.C. when China domesticated pigs. It’s not a far stretch to think that rinds were tried about that time as well.

In honor of “Pork-tober,” let’s double down on a recipe made especially for this month: Pork Rind Stuffed Pork Chop Bombs. Take stuffing made from Southern Recipe Pork Rinds, stuff it inside a pork chop and as an extra kick, use this recipe to bread the outside of the chop with – you guessed it – pork rinds! It’s a triple treat!

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Make ’em Dance and You Could Win $2500!


This year the NFL is once again allowing end zone celebrations. So, we decided it was a good idea kick off (or should we say dance off) Pork Rind Appreciation Day with the original touchdown dancer and NFL great, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson.

It’s easy! Play our Gridiron Groovin’ Game to make your football player dance in the end zone, and you’ll be entered to win $2500 and a year’s supply of pork rinds! Or upload your own video of your touchdown dance for 10 extra entries.

Plus, we’re donating to Mike Ditka’s charity Gridiron Greats … so join in on the celebration and play every day to increase your chances of winning! Enter, play and dance here!

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Man-sized Meat on a Kid-sized Budget

We’ve got your back when it comes to enjoying the spoils of your work week. There’s no need to spend all your hard earned cash in just one meal. It’s only natural that the #1 man-sized rind crunch takes on a man-sized mound of meat. Read on for some great meat treat ideas for your next BBQ.

If you love Lamb Rib Chops, you’ll love the Blade Chop
Hey, we love those cute little lamb lollipop rib chops as much as the next guy, but they’re too darn expensive. Enter the Blade Chop, which is perfectly marbled, tender, really flavorful and half the price. And that’s not baaad at all.

If you love Pork Rib Chops, you’ll love the Pork Top Sirloin Steak
Who knew pigs have a sirloin? They do, and a delicious one at that. Much cheaper than pricey Pork Rib Chops but every bit as tasty, with good marbling. Go for a thicker chop, and do the old sear and roast because we all know more is better.

If you love Beef Tenderloin, you’ll love Teres Major
This lean, tender and mild strip from the cow’s shoulder is perfect for the filet mignon lover (hey, who isn’t?). A heck of a lot cheaper than the premium cut it matches, treat it the way you would a tenderloin: Slice it into single-serving medallions or sear and roast it whole.

While you are waiting for the BBQ to heat up, grab a bag of pork rinds!

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Can’t Rip This Dip!

Holy moly it’s National Guacamole Day! We all know this “mean and green” dip is made from avocados, but we bet you didn’t know the avocado is actually a “berry”.

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Wait, the green stuff is not making you jump up and down? Then you gotta try this guac recipe from the south … of the border. And when you use our Hot & Spicy rinds as the dipper, you’ll add an extra flavor boost.

Got a guacamole recipe to share?  Send it. If we use it, you’ll get a month of pork rinds to dip.

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#ROADLIFE Continues

Southern Recipe is still on Appreciation Road, celebrating the Truck Drivers who cruise the highways of our great nation and keep our economy strong. Have you entered your picture? It could be worth $2500, but do it soon! Our contest ends September 17th!

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As Truck Driver Appreciation Week rapidly comes to a close, we are well on our way to providing a huge payday to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, but we still need your help!

Take a photo from your home state or a state you’re driving through and we’ll post it up on our map of the United States. The best photo is going to win a Southern Recipe #Roadlife care package and the grand prize of $2500. Plus, if you are our trucking friend with the most social activity, you could win $500 for yourself. Gain more points by sharing the Truck Driver Appreciation contest on all your social media channels. You can also win by answering our truck driver trivia questions. Visit porkrinds.com for complete details.

The more activity, the bigger the check we’ll give to St. Christopher’s so we can help truckers in need! Let’s make a convoy of submissions speed in before we have to exit!

What are you waiting for, King of the Road? Southern Recipe appreciates the driving you do that keeps America going! Enter #roadlife today because one of you WILL win!

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Hey, did you say it was National Bacon Day?

Bacon. For many, just saying the word bacon brings tears of joy. It’s no wonder there’s a special National Bacon Day (well, truth be told, every day could be “bacon day”).

From chocolate dipped bacon and Cheesy Bacon Popcorn to Bacon Banana Bread and Bacon Oatmeal, this crunchy treat can be eaten almost everywhere.

Almost. Try pulling it out of your pocket at a ball game on an 80-degree day.

That’s where we come in. Pork rinds give you that bacony flavor without all that greasy mess. And the mighty rind can be used in recipes just like our crispy cousin. Whether it’s our recipe for Pork Rind Breaded Pork Chops or a hearty BLT Dip recipe, rinds hold up just fine. Bacon can have one day, we’ll take all the rest of the days.

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From Here to there and Everywhere. Thank a Truck Driver.

Southern Recipe salutes the men and women who put the pedal to the metal and deliver nearly all the products you buy. Join us in supporting #Roadlife and the Trucker Drivers who make our lives possible by entering our Rig on the Road Contest for a chance to win $2,500.

It’s easy to enter, just a photo of your favorite Truck Driver (that could be yourself) and you could win $2,500! Don’t know a Road Warrior? Don’t worry, you still can win other cash and prizes. Find out how to enter or check out all the amazing photos that have been submitted of our friendly Truck Drivers! Hurry, to be eligible, you need to enter by September 17.

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Thank a Truck Driver and Win!

Did you know … 90% of all the food that you eat has been delivered by a Truck Driver? It may seem crazy, but it’s true! And yes, that includes pork rinds!

That’s just one big reason why we’re giving a nod to all of those hard working #Roadlife Warriors out there! We’re proud of the job they do and want to reward them for their efforts as we gear up for Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Join us! When you do, you’ll get a chance of winning $2,500.

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Truck Drivers and pork rind lovers across America can now enter the Rig on the Road Contest for a chance to win $2,500 cash (hey, that’s a lot of rinds) and other prizes! PLUS, you’ll be supporting The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund just by entering.

It’s easy! Truck Drivers – and those who love them – submit a photo from their home state or a state they’ve driven through and you could win! But that’s not all, we also have other ways to win. Get all the info right here.

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Summer Swap Out!


Southern Recipe loves making dishes better! We can help eliminate calories, fat, gluten and add protein to all you favorite summer dishes.

How can the mighty pork rinds do it? Read on!

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You wouldn’t believe the gunk that’s hiding in our go-to summer meals. Let’s lighten up as much as a sunshiny day and take better care of ourselves with these amazing pork rind swap outs.

  • Fried, but not chicken of rinds– Fried Chicken can be made healthier with a crust of pork rinds. Use this simple recipe as a starting point and you’ll find grease is just a word and doesn’t belong in your body.
  • Pies of Pizza! This recipe takes the dough of America’s favorite call out meal and makes it a true wonder of better-for-you deliciousness. Gluten-free, reduced in calories, and packed full of protein, a pork rind pizza pie has a crunchy crust that delivers unique bacon flavor.
  • Chippy that’s Dippy- Make a difference to your nachos by dumping the tortilla chips and using pork rinds. You’ll find a lightness and crunch you didn’t have before, plus pork rinds can hold more of the good stuff! Here are some dip recipes we suggest making that will compliment our rinds wonderfully.

Slim down this summer with Southern Recipe. Check out our recipe and Pinterest page for more swap out ideas.

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Make Your BBQ Go Boom!


This is the month of freedom and we’re celebrating our independence!

Southern Recipe asks, “Why not make it more significant?” Let’s break away from “not good for us” snacks and take back your independence for good snacking.

Our pork rinds can help you get there.

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Pork rinds really are a power snack that’s a gluten-free, zero carb, and low-calorie crunch. You can’t go wrong with our delicious little beauties. Here are a few things you are better off not eating so you can keep leaner than an on-duty Marine.

  • If your popcorn is floating, so will you– Popcorn can be loaded with butter. Butter in moderation is good but if a package is labeled as “mega-butter”, “lots-o-butter” or “Butter BUTTER!”, stay away. If you need the fix butter provides, try protein packed rinds. You’ll be satisfied without expanding your boxers.
  • Mr. Potato Head– Potato chips are something we should all avoid. Who wants greasy, calorie-filled, yellow tubers when you can have light, airy, melt-in-your-mouth, cooked-with-real-love, pieces of heavenly protein? Unlike spuds, we don’t mess with your blood sugar. Eat and be merry and don’t eat something that’s buried under the ground.
  • Cracked for sure– Crackers are not your friends. They’re little circles and squares of culinary bad news and hate. Crackers are filled with refined flour, hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup. There are better American ingredients that will keep you soaring with the eagles. Lighten up and let’s eat with the dignity our forefather’s expected! Pork rinds are your answer!

Southern Recipe will fly the stars and stripes over bad snacking and let you rise above the common snack! Your Uncle Sam won’t just be proud, but your whole family too.

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