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It’s National Salsa Month

When the perfectly spicy salsa meets the perfectly spicy pork rind, there’s no better way to snack. If you’ve ever spent nights on the front porch with family and friends, you know that the only way to stretch out those summer get-togethers is to add a little Southern comfort – and by that we mean a big bag of rinds!

This National Salsa Month, there are five reasons to make pork rinds and salsa your go-to snack pair.

tweet graphic trans Its National Salsa Month5 incredible reasons to make #porkrinds + #salsa your snack of choice this #NationalSalsaMonth.

5 Reasons Pork Rinds + Salsa = The Best Snack Ever!

1. It’s shareable. Southern comfort food is best shared among friends, don’t you agree?

2. It’s completely customizable, whether you like your salsa a little sweet or your pork rinds Hot & Spicy. Now that’s something to celebrate about!

3. It’s the easiest way to get your vegetables in. Plus, tons of vitamins A and C.

4. It’s the best way to turn the good ol’ Southern pork rind into a Tex-Mex snack. Grab a cerveza and imagine you’re over the border.

5. Because, well, um … It’s dang delicious! You’ll just have to trust us.

Oh, you don’t trust us? Go ahead! Grab a bag of rinds and pop open a jar of salsa and you’ll see!

On top of these killer reasons to pair pork rinds and salsa, our buddies at The Latin Kitchen have 15 Amazing Salsas for National Salsa Month!

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Epic Pork Rinds make an Epic Burger

SR Burger Epic Pork Rinds make an Epic Burger

Between our Southern Heat Burger and our Porky Pig Burger, we’re bound to be in a meat lover’s paradise this grilling season. But on Eat What You Want Day, we won’t grill just any burger.

We’re going EPIC! Is your appetite big enough to handle it?

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EPIC Bacon Stuffed Porky Burger
RudolphsPorkRinds OriginalPorkRinds Epic Pork Rinds make an Epic Burger1 1/4 pound ground sirloin (80/20)
Salt and pepper, for seasoning
4 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
4 slices bacon, cooked, and crumbled
1 bag Rudolph’s Original Pork Rinds
Onions, sliced

1. Season the meat with salt and pepper and form 8 to 12 patties. Place an indent with your thumb in half of the patties. That is where you will place the fillings.
2. Evenly distribute the bacon and cheddar among the indented half of the patties. Top top each with another patty and press the edges together to form a seal.
3. Cook on a hot grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on desired doneness.
4. Sandwich burger, pork rinds, tomatoes and onions between your hamburger buns. Dig in!

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Make Momma Proud on Her Day

If you’re like us, you’re a HUGE fan of Southern food. From chicken fried steak to grits, we’re right there with you, drooling over a plate that’s packed full of all of that Southern flavor.

That’s why this Mother’s Day, we’re taking Momma’s recipe for greens and putting our pork rind twist on it!

tweet graphic trans Make Momma Proud on Her DayOur #recipe for greens will be a hit this #MothersDay! The secret ingredient? Find out:

Impress a mother you appreciate with a classic comfort food dish … made with a secret ingredient (and no, it’s not our pork rinds).

Momma’s Porky Southern Greens
RudolphsPorkRinds OriginalPorkRinds Make Momma Proud on Her Day1/2 pound smoked meat (ham hocks, smoked turkey wings, or smoked neck bones)
1 Tbsp. house seasoning, recipe follows
1 Tbsp. seasoned salt
1 Tbsp. hot red pepper sauce
1 large bunch collard greens
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 bag of Rudolph’s Original Pork Rinds
A generous serving of love (our secret ingredient for Mother’s Day!)

1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

1. In a large pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and add smoked meat, house seasoning, seasoned salt and hot sauce. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 1 hour.
2. Wash the collard greens well. Remove the stems that run down the center. Stack 6 to 8 leaves on top of one another, roll up, and slice into 1/2 to 1-ince thick slices.
3. Place greens in pot with meat and add butter. Cook for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add 1/2 bag of Rudolph’s Original Pork Rinds.
5. When done taste and adjust seasoning.

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Try a loaded dip only rinds can handle

RudolphFoods PorkRindsAndPotatoDip Try a loaded dip only rinds can handle

When you’ve perfected the ultimate snack, there’s only one thing left to do: Find a way to make it epic! On Chips and Dip Day (yeah, we thought that was a perfect day too) we’ll do just that. Read on for a dip that will take your rinds to the next level.

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It’s creamy, hearty and far from the basic sour cream and onion chip dip. Only a crunchy pork rind could handle the heft in this dip!

Loaded Baked Potato Dip with Rudolph’s Pork Rinds

  • 1 large Russet potato, rinsed and cleaned
  • 4 slices of thick-cut bacon, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 red onion, finely minced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • Rudolph’s Pork Rinds


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F. Rub your potato with a teaspoon or two of olive or vegetable oil, wrap it in foil, and bake for 30-45 minutes, until tender. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized pan, cook your bacon over medium-high heat, stirring often, until crispy. Place the bacon on a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat and toss the rest.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mash your cooked and peeled potato, then combine your sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, milk, minced onion, minced garlic, garlic powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Mix until smooth, and then fold in your cooked bacon. Top with any additional bacon and serve with Rudolph’s Pork Rinds.
  4. This dip can be made a day ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator, covered, until ready to serve.

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Pork rind recipes that won’t drive you to madness

Chances are, your TV is tuned to a March Madness game. Not many things are more important than basketball right now, but take our word for it, you’re gonna want a snack that’ll get you through the tournament. You’re going to want a snack that’ll get you through this long championship.

tweet graphic trans Pork rind recipes that wont drive you to madnessCan’t decide what to snack on during the next #MarchMadness game? Our solution here:

To find a pork rind lover’s dream snack, take a look at our top picks. Snack on!

Sweet or salty?
Rudolph’s Sweet Pork Rind Delight hits your sweet tooth in the right spot, and our Beer Bean Dip adds just the right amount of savory.

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Bold or mild?
Hot and Spicy Pork Rind Chicken Wings will have you reaching for the water. Can’t handle the heat? Cool off with our Pork Rind Guacamole Dip.

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Classic or pushing the boundaries?
Cowboy Dip. Enough said. Add a bag of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds and you’ve got a classic snack that never goes out of style. Mango Bango Salsa on the other hand, is for those of us who are a little more adventurous. This recipe definitely isn’t short on flavor, especially when you add Rudolph’s Original Pork Rinds.

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Give nutrition a crunch

March kicks off National Nutrition Month, and we’ve got the three easiest ways to eat healthier while still feeding that pork rind lover’s appetite we know you have.

tweet graphic trans Give nutrition a crunchWho really cares about #NationalNutritionMonth, right? Here’s how to make it as painless as possible:

You’ll stock up on flavor and won’t have to compromise on nutrition with these three recipes that will let you snack like it’s your job. Do you have your own special recipe that packs a protein punch? Share it with us on Facebook!

PorkRindsDotCom PorkRindRecipe PoblanoPeppersStuffedChicharrones Give nutrition a crunchPoblano Peppers Stuffed with Chicharrones are best feasted on when you’re craving flavor and something filling. We don’t skimp on taste, and we definitely don’t skimp on the Chicharrones.

PorkRindsDotCom LowCarbDonuts PorkRindRecipe Give nutrition a crunchLow-Carb Pork Rind Donuts. Go ahead and try ’em. We dare you. Yo’ll be surprised at how well “low-carb” can hit the spot.

PorkRindsDotCom PorkRindRecipe ChicharronQuesadillas Give nutrition a crunchRudolph’s Chicharrones Quesadillas put the crunch back into your Mexican favorite. It might be National Nutrition Month, but don’t be that guy who only eats salad for lunch. We’re making no sacrifices!

Don’t stop there though. Challenge yourself to go chip-free all month long. Pork Rind Guy Tip #23: Replace the tortilla chips in your famous homemade nachos with pork rinds. What you’ll get in return is a whole lot of bacon flavor!

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5 Tricks of the Trade from a Competitive Eating Champion

You’ve gotta admire someone who can throw back thirty hot dogs like it’s nothing. That’s why we’re taking a few tips from the pros – competitive eating champions. These gastro giants love food and know how to devour it like it’s their job (well, because it kinda is)!

Wanna learn from the best? Whether you want stardom on the world eating stage or you just can’t get enough pork rinds (check out all of the photos from the  Pork Rind Eating Champion sponsored by none other than Rudolph’s Pork Rinds), we’re here to help.

tweet graphic trans 5 Tricks of the Trade from a Competitive Eating Champion5 tips from a competitive eating champion here:

Tip #1: Drink water. And lots of it!
To increase the capacity of their stomachs, many competitive eaters train leading up to a competition by chugging a gallon of water at a time. This is a great way to ease your stomach up to where it needs to be to each thirty hot dogs at a time!

Tip #2: Work your jaw out.
Some competitive eaters chew up to six pieces of gum at a time to strengthen their jaw muscles. This ensures that they can focus on one thing only. The chow down.

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Tip #3: Get comfy.
Before a big competition, the biggest competitors dress in their most comfortable clothes. The next time you sit down for a big meal, shed your tighter fitting clothes for something that lets you focus on the task at hand.

Tip #4: Don’t pace yourself.
Competitive eaters do not pace themselves. In fact, they often do the opposite, chewing only two or three times before swallowing. It’s a race against your body, so fight to the finish!

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Rudolph’s Hot and Spicy Pork Rind Chicken Wings

Tip #5: Breathe control.
Figure out a rhythm that you can apply to your breath and stick to it. Otherwise, you’ll get out of breath and you’ll need to take a step back and relax. It may take just a few seconds to get your heart rate down but those few seconds are sitting between you and first place!

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3 Ways Real Men Snack

Guys, we all know there’s nothing worse than fighting through hunger with a dainty 100-calorie snack pack. Don’t want to deal with it? Either do we!
This National Snack Food Month, we’re banning snacks that barely get you from meal to meal. We looked at what makes a snack worthy of curbing a working man’s hunger and put together a list of qualities to look for … plus a snack every rind lover will destroy.

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Adding a variety of protein foods to your snacking routine can improve nutrient intake and health benefits, including helping to burn fat and build muscles. Protein can also help you to feel fuller longer.

To reap the benefits of this nutrient, try foods like turkey and cheese roll-ups or jerky. Hint: Pork rinds have eight grams of protein per serving!

Looking for a sweet protein packed treat? Try our Peanut Butter Pork Rind Bars recipe. Sweet and savory all in one.

You’ll love
this pork
rind recipe!
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Low Carb
Refined carbohydrates, like those in white bread, cookies and pretzels, tend to make you feel hungrier, so think of the long-term. Did you know that pork rinds have 0 carbs? Reach for a fiery bag of Rudolph’s Hot & Spicy instead!

Beyond the nutrition in your food, flavor can also make you feel fuller faster. Looking for something to spice up a ho-hum work day? A few Bold & Spicy BBQ Pork Rinds just might do the trick.

Rudolphs PorkRinds 3 Ways Real Men Snack

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Super Bowl 50 for Procrastinators

Next to football, our minds are on one thing: How to make game day on February 7th tastier without giving up time on the couch.
Don’t get us wrong. We’ll be tuning in for the game, but the food has got to be satisfying enough to fuel us through each quarter and easy enough to snack on with our eyes glued to the screen. This year, appetizers that score on both taste and on speed in the kitchen are making a comeback.

tweet graphic trans Super Bowl 50 for Procrastinators#SB50 means #football and great food. Get your man-approved #recipes here:

Procrastinators celebrate! You can have a homegate that’ll get you ready for game day without the hassle of any extra work pulling it all together. Ready, set, hut!

PorkRindsDotCom PorkyRooms PorkRindRecipe Super Bowl 50 for ProcrastinatorsPorkyrooms Pork Rind Recipe: From our test kitchen to yours, we bring you one of our favorites. Porkyrooms are as easy as it gets. The best part? You’ll get major credit for pulling this app together. Score!

PorkRindsDotCom PorkyMozzarellaSticks PorkRindRecipe Super Bowl 50 for ProcrastinatorsPorky Mozzarella Sticks Pork Rind Recipe: Four easy ingredients make these Porky Mozzarella Sticks a go-to. Grab some string cheese and a bag of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds for a snack we’ll dare to say is better than your favorite restaurant’s. Want to mix things up? Go for Bold and Spicy Rinds!

PorkRindsDotCom PorkRindRecipe SweetPorkRindDelight Super Bowl 50 for ProcrastinatorsRudolph’s Sweet Delight Pork Rind Recipe: Don’t shy away from this quick app. You’ll reach for handful after handful once you get a taste of this Sweet Pork Rind Delight!

RUD PRAD 2015 Super Bowl 50 for Procrastinators
Don’t forget to play Sack the Quarterback with Hall of Famer Bobby Bell for a chance to WIN $3,500 and a year’s supply of pork rinds this Pork Rind Appreciation Day! You’ll never have to worry about where your next bag of rinds is coming from again!

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Let Bobby Bell Help You Win $3,500!

Have you played to win $3,500 yet? Hurry! This #PorkRindDay, on February 7th, the biggest day of the football season, we’ll prove once more that pork rinds and football are a match made in heaven!

RUD PRAD 2015 Let Bobby Bell Help You Win $3,500!
Play our Sack the Quarterback Game and you could be the lucky rind fan to win BIG on the Big Game Day.

tweet graphic trans Let Bobby Bell Help You Win $3,500!There’s no better way to #GiveBack this #PorkRindDay! Show our #GridironGreats you care:

RudolphFoods PRAD GridironGreats Let Bobby Bell Help You Win $3,500!
Between now and the big game, a portion of each purchase of all Rudolph Foods branded products, including Rudolph’s, Southern Recipe, Pepe’s Snacks and Lee’s Pig Skins, will support Mike Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund up to $15,000!

Trust us, this is the most delicious way to give back! Find us on Facebook or Twitter to let us know how much you love our new game. Come back every day to play our Sack the Quarterback Game, and this Pork Rind Appreciation Day just might be your most memorable yet!

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