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Bite the Big Dipper

Going for the Big Dip

It’s is National Salsa month! What better way to celebrate than to crinkle the chips and get into the power of the pork rind?

Rudolph’s is sharing some of our favorite salsa recipes that pair well with America’s favorite rind.

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Skinny Dipping has never been easier. With zero carbs, 9 grams of protein, and only 5 grams of fat, why didn’t you kick the chips to the curb earlier? Get ready for some serious salsa slamming!


  • Super Strawberry: It’s the time of the year when strawberries are starting to come into season. Let’s use this bounty to make a simple, tasty salsa that will leave the bowl you make it in empty! shewearsmanyhats.com has an easy recipe that has become a Rudolph’s family addiction. Replace the Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips with Cinnamon Sugar Rudolph’s Pork Rinds and you’ll be just as crazed as we are.
  • Cowboy Dip: Whether you’re on a cattle drive or commuter drive, this is the perfect salsa recipe to dip Rudolph’s Original Pork Rinds when the day is done. Saddle up with this easy recipe … Yippee-ki-yay!
  • Mango Bango Salsa: Your mouth will do the tango with this fresh mango salsa recipe. Hey, mon … when you dip ’em with Rudolph’s Chile Lime Pork Rinds you bring the flavor of the islands to any party.

National Salsa Month is a great time to experiment with flavor and combinations of fruits, veggies and herbs- just don’t forget the rinds. There really is a difference Rudolph’s provides when it comes to scooping up the yum. Check out some more of salsa recipes on our Pinterest.

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Honoring Mom the Southern Way

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They bathed us. They loved us no matter what. They probably even gave us our first pork rind. We’re talking about our dear Moms!

Our Mom was the one who originally made Rudolph’s pork rinds and taught us everything we know. How can we honor such an important individual in our lives?

We have a few ideas.

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Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the world, only topped by Christmas and Easter. You can go the normal route and send Mom flowers, but why not do something special for all the extraordinary things she’s done for you?


  • spicy-pork-rindsGive Me a Break: Being a Mom is a full-time job, and working Mom’s have it doubly hard. Why not give Mom a break by doing her chores for her- for the whole month? You can cook, clean, and wash with the best of them. She’ll appreciate that you took some of the burden off her shoulders (and Mom will enjoy the Rudolph’s pork rinds you include with every meal).
  • The Queen has Arrived: Two words mean more to any Mom than you can ever imagine- Spa Day! Pamper Mom and let her take a day for herself. Manicures, Pedicures and massages will do wonders for Mom. Smiles and self-esteem levels rise and so do kisses and hugs.
  • Beat the Clock: Really, there’s only one thing Mom’s want: time. They want you by their side. Sure, the phone and texting are there, but a surprise visit will make her heart grow bigger than when you brought home your second grade school picture with that toothy grin.

Cooking for Mom is easy too. Join us here for some great recipes that are a breeze to make and will have her thinking you sweat away in the kitchen just for her on her special day!

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A Southern Fried Tradition

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Pork rinds are our family tradition. Since 1955, satisfying millions of taste buds across America has been our mission. We do it with pride, integrity and ingenuity.

What we’re really proud of is how many others have made Rudolph’s part of their family traditions. Whether we’re part of the July 4th BBQ, camping trip, or just the go-to snack in the cupboard, we’re thankful that our family is a part of yours.

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And just as amazing is how you use our pork rinds. These top three traditional family recipes just blow us away.


  • Breadings– Our gluten-free, pork rinds are the perfect way to bread or add a crust to an entrée. We especially love this chicken wing recipe from the Food Republic.
  • Pizza Crust– Pork Rind Pizza Crust isn’t just a fad, it’s becoming a way of life for families. There are tons of great recipes out there, but we love the ease and taste of this one from Food.com.
  • Casseroles– There’s nothing that says family and tradition like a casserole! Gather round the table with this interesting take on the great America family meal from Cooks.com.

For more recipes sure to become apart of your family tradition, join us here.  Thanks for making our family part of yours!

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Skip the Chips While Still Enjoying the Dip

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Tomorrow is National Chips and Dip Day and we’re putting a twist on this classic combination by … you guessed it, ditching the chips. This ultimate dip recipe from Damn Delicious will have you wondering why there isn’t a rind and dip day!

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Beef Queso:

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  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. creole seasoning
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 oz. block cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup canned chopped green chiles
  • ¼ cup of salsa verde

Instructions:

Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat and add in ground beef and seasonings. Cook until browned and drain the excess fat. Add block cheddar cheese into a saucepan, stirring until it melts. Add in Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes, chilies and salsa. Stir in ground beef and heat for a few minutes.


Once it’s done, serve it up with some Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy pork rinds. Celebrate this day with the ultimate crunch!

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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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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! Rudolph’s 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 Rudolph’s 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 Rudolph’s 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 Rudolph’s 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 Rudolph’s 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 ad 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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Pig Skins, Pork Rinds and a Big Cash Prize

Calling all football fans! The Big Game (and Pork Rind Appreciation Day) is approaching and we think this year, you should win big!

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We’ve teamed up with the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund to bring you the Pork Rind Appreciation Day game “Guess The Great.” Each time you play, you’ll be entered to win $2,500! Plus, a donation will be made to Gridiron Greats so they can continue to help the football legends we know and love.


The game is simple, just match ’em and win! Everyday you play, your chance of winning it all increases! So next time you’re cheering on your favorite team, go to porkrindday.com during the commercial break and play to win.

Huddle up and play “Guess The Great” today!

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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.

Spice up your brew with this hot and spicy beer cocktail via @RudolphFoods! http://ctt.ec/Ykzae

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 Rudolph’s 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 Rudolph’s 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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