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Let’s Give Thanks for Family

We’ve been around long enough to know that you don’t get between family and their traditions. And Thanksgiving traditions seem to be one of those holidays that takes no prisoners. In fact, for more than 60 years our family tradition has been to make the Thanksgiving dinner as pork rind friendly as possible!

You better not even think about making cornbread without Southern Recipe Cracklins, and the Thanksgiving stuffing better have Southern Recipe Pork Rinds mixed in or you just might have a fight on your hands.  Cracklin Cornbread recipe

Whether the holiday dinner is simple or grand, whether the gathering is small or huge, whether your football team wins or not … remember, it’s the company you keep that matters.

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Get Ready For This Family Meal

It’s November. Where we immediately are reminded of that stomach expanding, belt-loosening overindulging Thursday meal. It’s a special time when we sit down with friends and family and share lively conversations about football across the dinner table. Ahhhh, that’s right it’s … National Nachos Day on November 6!

Wait, you did realize that this day rivals any other food holiday out there? Come on, there’s not that many recipes out there where you can have a complete meal all piled on one plate. Especially if you make ’em with our crunchy Southern Recipe Pork Rinds.

Why? Well, we’re glad you asked. When you skip the chip and use rinds as your base, you have a built-in scoop that’s man enough to stand up to even the meatiest of toppings. And, rind lovers, this nacho dish can be eaten with your hands, and that’s not so bad. Try our nachos and have a Happy Nachos Day!

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Kick Up Your Tailgating

Just a few weeks into the football season and you’re already looking for a way to kick up your tailgate party. Don’t worry, if you use these easy recipes using pork rinds you won’t fumble come game time.  garlic dill pork rind balls

  • Garlic Dill Footballs: we took the ordinary meatball and added just a hint of dill. Go the extra yard and make ’em into little footballs and watch the crowd ooh and ahh!
  • Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings: why did the chicken cross the road? To meet up with some pig skins … and they’re delicious!
  • Mexican BBQ Beans: Ay, caramba these hardy beans are a nice spicy addition to bring to any game.
  • Southern Recipe Sweet Over-the-Road Recipe: forget about that fancy pie, real fans want to reach for a sweet and salty crunch with a bite. You’ll dig this pig snack.

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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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