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THE Cinco de Mayo Pork Rind Recipe

You’ll definitely run into a few celebrations this Cinco de Mayo, but the party we’re throwing right here in our test kitchens with Spicy Beer Queso will be the tastiest.
Maybe mariachi bands and piñatas are your thing, if not, take a taste of our newest recipe created for the world’s most perfect dipper – the pork rind. Of course, if you want to pick up a six-pack and a jar of salsa, we’re down for that too!

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We recommend giving this recipe a shot paired with our Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds.
Pro tip: Take Cinco de Mayo to the next level and make your very own Pork Rind Tortillas. It’s easy, especially when you follow the step-by-step directions from our friends at

Spicy Beer Queso and Pork Rinds

1/2 pound ground beef
1 large shallot, diced
1 small jalapeño, seeded and diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 cups of your favorite beer
1 (8-ounce) block of cream cheese, softened
12 ounces of white cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup of black beans
Sliced scallions and cilantro for topping
Southern Recipe Pork Rinds for dipping


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef to the skillet. Cook through. Remove cooked ground beef from the heat and place on a place on a plate lined with paper towel.
  2. Keep the heat under the skillet around medium-low and add olive oil, peppers, shallot and garlic with a pinch of salt. Stir well to coat. Let cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn the heat up to medium and add beer. After a few minutes, stir in softened cream cheese and continue stirring until it’s melted.
  4. Once it is creamy, add in the white cheddar, stirring again until melted and reducing the heat to low. Stir in the black beans and beef, then remove from heat and serve immediately.
  5. Top with scallions and cilantro if desired and serve with Southern Recipe Pork Rinds.

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Husband Appreciation Day

Why does everyone win on Husband Appreciation Day? Because we’ve got a whole day of recipes that will put every rind loving couple on cloud nine! Here are our tips for celebrating in a BIG (and tasty) way:

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If your husband is a pork rind lover, there’s no better way to celebrate him on Husband Appreciation Day than with, well, a full day of pork rinds!

Pro Tip: Double each recipe so that you can celebrate alongside your hubby! See? Everyone wins!

Pork Rinds RecipeBreakfast
Wake up to the smell of our You Won’t Believe It’s … Not French Toast. This kid favorite gets an upgrade when you add our crunchy Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds.

Pork Rinds RecipeLunch
We don’t know about you, but nothing says, “I love you” like a Pork Rind Encrusted Catfish Sandwich. It’s filled with the flavors of the South … What pork rind fan could say no?

Pork Rinds RecipeDinner
Finish off this day of appreciation by making our easy Chicken Cutlet with Pork Rind Breading. It’s flavor upon flavor with the combo of chicken and pork rinds that can’t be beat.

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Houston, we don’t have a problem.

Real men eat pork rinds and real Southern Recipe men do the Spartan Race. This year we sponsored a group of the toughest pork rind lovers east of the Mississippi to compete in the grueling Houston Reebok Spartan Race.

Proudly proclaiming, “We Dig The Pig” race gear, the Southern Recipe team competed with more than 5,000 entrants in a 5 mile sprint with 20 unreal obstacles that included mud and fire pits, 30 foot walls and barbed wire. The team crossed the finish line in a respectable top 40% of all racers. It’s gotta be the rinds.

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Batter Up! 3 Stadium-Ready Dishes

On April 3rd, baseball season will kick off with a Sunday night World Series rematch between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals. There’s (almost) nothing better than that first pitch and the pop of a catcher’s mitt – it signals days of lounging on the front porch with a cold beer or glass of sweet tea in our hands, doesn’t it?
So, whether you’ll be at Kauffman Stadium or biting your nails as you watch the game on TV, we’ve got three fan favorite snacks you don’t want to miss, especially when you’re a pork rind lover like us.

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What makes these our favorite baseball season opener snacks? They’re:

1. Salty
2. Savory
3. Crave-able!

Pork Rinds RecipePork Rind Nachos: If you’ve never strayed from tortilla chips, now’s your time. Pork Rind Nachos (courtesy of Fit Living Foodies) are easy as pie, which leads us to our next stadium favorite …

Pork Rinds RecipeChicharones Guisados: OK, this recipe for stewed fried pork rinds isn’t technically a pie, but it certainly does the job of highlighting everything good about the pork rind! Thanks to Serious Eats for a seriously amazing recipe.

Pork Rinds RecipeCaramelized Pork Rinds: Forget caramel corn! We’re calling in the Caramelized Pork Rinds from Epicurious to really get the baseball season rolling. You’ll be eating ’em by the fistful!

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