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Step Up Your Snacking In Honor of National Snack Food Month

February is National Snack Food Month and we’re celebrating by taking our favorite snack (pork rinds of course!) to the next level! So, go ahead and grab a bag of Southern Recipe rinds because it’s time to step up your snacking!

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Jalapeno Poppers

Pork Rind Nachos: Add a tasty twist to a traditional nacho recipe by swapping out corn chips for Southern Recipe pork rinds. Layer on your favorite toppings for a tasty snack with some massive crunch!

Jalapeno Poppers: Jalapeno poppers are a classic snack food. Next time you’re craving this spicy snack, go for a low carb recipe using pork rinds instead of bread crumbs. Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy pork rinds work perfectly in this snack food recipe!

Pork Rinds and Queso Dip: You heard us right … pork rinds and queso. We can’t think of a better combination than Southern Recipe pork rinds and cheesy queso dip. Make this snack even more hearty by adding ground beef to your recipe!

Craving more crunch? Check out our Pinterest page for a little inspiration on how to elevate your favorite snacks!

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Tempting Slow Cooker Meals Even You Can Make

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January not only signifies the start of a new year, but it’s also a time for us to celebrate the slow cooker. Whip out this handy kitchen gadget and grab your grocery list because it’s time to get cooking!

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This month, we’ve gathered our favorite, time-saving slow cooker recipes that go deliciously with the crunch of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds.

  • Cheesy Cowboy Casserole: This hearty and flavorful dish is the perfect meal to enjoy on a chilly day. Filled with beef, potatoes, bacon and cheese. Add a crunchy twist by adding Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds.160563976
  • Chili Mac n’ Cheese: Craving a twist to the traditional Mac n’ Cheese? Add chili to your recipe to create a beefy mac n’ cheese. Serve this dish with Original Southern Recipe Pork Rinds for a delicious dinner.
  • Slow Cooker Corn and Jalapeno Dip: Make game day even better by whipping up this delicious dip. Not only is this creamy dip easy to make, but it also pairs perfectly with Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds.
  • Enchilada Orzo: Add a tasty twist to a classic Mexican dish. This Enchilada Orzo is the perfect comfort food for a chilly day. Add some extra flavor and crunch by adding crumbled Southern Recipe Pork Rinds on top.

Craving more pork rind recipes? Check out our favorite southern recipes using Southern Recipe. No matter what you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered.

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The Easy Way to Keep Your Get Fit Resolution

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With 2017 approaching, it’s time for all of us to plan our New Year’s resolutions. Whether you keep them or break them, we all start the New Year off with the best intentions. This year, we want to help you keep your resolution.

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Many of you will be able to relate to our New Year’s resolution. This year we want to get healthier. But we don’t want to completely deprive ourselves of the snacks and foods that we love.

If you’re in the same boat as us, you’re in luck! Southern Recipe Pork Rinds have always been a delicious, low carb snack. One serving of our pork rinds has 0 carbs, 9 grams of protein, and only 5 grams of fat. Go ahead and crunch on those numbers!

This year, we’re going to help you keep your get fit resolution. Add some delicious crunch to your recipes with Southern Recipe Pork Rinds. We’ve got some down-home southern specialties that are delicious with our pork rinds, you have to try to believe!

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Pump Up Your Holiday Recipes

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The holidays are a time to enjoy the ones you love. For us, there’s no better way to do that than with a good ol’ family dinner.

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This year, we’re taking our love of pork rinds and creating some delicious holiday recipes that’ll turn up your traditional family dinner.

Stuffing: Ditch the bread and use Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds as the base of your holiday stuffing. Toss sautéed onions and celery with crushed pork rinds, mix in your beaten eggs and chicken broth, and then pop it in the bird to bake. After trying this stuffing you’ll be wondering why you hadn’t made it sooner!

Green Bean Casserole: Pump up this staple holiday side by mixing a 1/3 cup of Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds with sautéed garlic, salt and olive oil for a crunchy topping.

Pecan Pie in a Pork Rind Crust: And now for dessert, pecan pie anyone? Make a simple pork rinds crust by grinding up a bag of Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds and mixing flour and eggs until it forms a dough. Place the dough in a pie pan and fill with your go-to pecan pie recipe.

These surprising twists will have your friends and family clamoring for more! Craving more down home meals? Head over to our Pinterest board with all the meals inspired by your Mama’s cooking!

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A Brew for the Manly Crew

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There’s no better way to enjoy fall sports than with a cold drink and some of the best tasting rinds around.

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Take a break from a basic brew and try out our Bloody Good Beer. It’s easy to make, and it combines the best parts of a Bloody Mary with your favorite beer. Nothing fancy, just been made better.

Bloody Good Beer:
Ingredients:
8 lime wedges
2 cups tomato juice
8 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
Hot sauce
Worcestershire sauce
8 12-oz cans light lager
1/4 cup ground Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds

Directions:

  • Rub the rims of 8 pint glasses with a lime wedge
  • Dip in the ground pork rinds and fill each with ice
  • Add 1/4 cup tomato juice, 1 Tsp. lime juice, a dash of hot sauce & Worcestershire sauce and a 12 oz lager to each glass.
  • Garnish with lime wedges.

Wondering what to make with this delicious drink? Add these pork rind recipes to your next tailgate to make it even better.

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2 Epic Nacho Recipes Face-off

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Who doesn’t love a little competition? Well we’re pitting two monstrous nacho recipes against each other to find out which one will reign supreme. Let your gut guide you.

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Loaded Shredded Beef Nachos:

In a skillet, layer Southern Recipe Pork Rinds with shredded beef, black beans, Pico de Gallo and cheddar and pepper jack cheeses. Place in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted. Serve with the toppings of your choice (though we suggest sour cream, jalapeños and guacamole).

BBQ Pork Rind Nachos:

Arrange BBQ flavored Nachos in a dish. Top them with pulled pork cheddar cheese and barbeque sauce. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted. Top them with jalapeños, cilantro and additional barbeque sauce.

Go ahead and grab your rinds and whip up both of these man-sized nacho recipes. Remember, the messier the better. Let us know which one you think deserves to be crowned the champion!

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6 Food Hacks Every Guy Needs to Know

If there’s one thing we know, it’s rinds. And we’re no amateurs when it comes to cooking with ’em either.

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Here are our six food hacks for making the most of your rind time in the kitchen. Whether you’re making Sticky Cajun BBQ Pork Ribs with Buttered Pork Rinds or Smoked Meatloaf, stick with us and you’ll be a pork rind pro like us in no time.

Food Hack #1: The Foil Fan
Make your bacon crispy without the clean up that a fry pan creates. Start by folding a sheet of aluminum foil accordion-style. Unfold the foil so the creases are still visible and then place on a baking sheet. Put the bacon on the foil rack and then cook in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until done.

Try it: Bacon and Greens Salsa

Food Hack #2: The No-Work Bloody Mary
On game day, we all go through a couple bottles of beer, so if you need a little hair from the dog that bit you the morning after, reach for the leftover pickle juice and mix it right in. Your Bloody Mary has never been easier to make.

Food Hack #3: The Potato Extender
When the craving for Chapaleles hits, you need potatoes that are as fresh as the day you bought them. To keep them from sprouting, toss an apple or two in the bag.

Food Hack #4: The Spicy Food Cheat
If you’re a fan of spicy food … but your lips aren’t, use lip balm before you dig into another spicy plate of wings.

Food Hack #5: The Steak Test
Check to see how done your steak with a simple test that eliminates the need to slice into it. Lifehacker explains this revolutionary hack.

Food Hack #6: The Perfect BLT
Bacon is fatty, so it needs to be cooked slowly and at a low temperature. Render out most of the fat and leave your bacon crispy and golden brown by weaving the strips of meat in a basket pattern. Turn the oven at 400°F and cook for 17-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the bacon. The square pattern makes for a perfect layer of bacon to be added on your BLT.

Thanks to Snapguide for this incredible recipe! Our BLT’s will never be the same … and neither will yours if you do this right!

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Tricked out Trail Mix for an energy boost

What happened to us, men? Trail mix used to be something guys would toss in their backpacks for a hike in the Rockies … or grab a handful to keep the energy high in the gym. Now? It’s all chocolate, candies and pretzels.

Today, we take trail mix back!

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This trail mix has protein, crunch and heartiness unmatched by the mixes you buy at the store. It’s all power and no fluff with the help of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds!

Pork Rind Trail Mix
Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small skillet, start melting butter.
  3. Add sunflower kernels and Worcestershire sauce. Fry until the butter starts cooking down and the sunflower kernels have absorbed most of the mix.
  4. Place nuts in large bowl.
  5. Pour butter/kernel mixture on the nuts and toss well.
  6. Spread coated mix on cookie sheet, and put in oven for about five minutes.
  7. While that’s cooking, in your large bowl, break pork rinds into smaller, bite-size pieces.
  8. Remove the nut mixture and use it to coat the broken up pork rinds.
  9. Spread the new mixture back onto the cookie sheet, and return to the oven.
  10. Cook for about another five to ten minutes, occasionally turning the ingredients as needed.
  11. Cool and store in a covered container.

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3 BBQ Recipes to try ASAP

We’ve all been there. Grabbing a quick cold one with your buddies goes longer than you expected, which in turn, means less time to BBQ like the Master of the Grill that you are.
 
No worries. We’ve hand picked a few quick and easy BBQ recipes from our First Annual Manliest BBQ Recipe Contest to come to your rescue.

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Keep these recipes in your back pocket (or apron) as the grill heats up. Grilling Tip: Keep a bag or two of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds on hand to hold off your hunger.

Pork Rind Chicken: You’re just 45 minutes away from the most flavorful chicken you’ve ever tasted. And it couldn’t be easier.

Pork Pork Burger with Pork: Can you guess who this recipe is for? Pork lovers, brace yourselves. This is a meaty one.

Stuffed Pork Chop Pork Rind Bomb:The name says it all!

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And the Manliest BBQ Recipe Is …

Congratulations to the winner of our Manliest BBQ Recipe Contest (drumroll, please) …

Don M. of California for his Sticky Cajun BBQ Pork Ribs with Buttered Pork Rinds! His saucy pork rind-inspired recipe hit the spot … Heck, we’re tossing a couple racks on the grill now just to get another taste!

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While Don will be firing up his new $1,000 outdoor grill, our 2nd place winner, Linda C. of Nebraska, can look forward to a year supply of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds! Her recipe for BBQ Fish Tacos with Southern Recipe Pork Rind Crunch takes #TacoTuesday to the next level.

Try ’em both and let our judges know if they got it right!

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