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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!

tweet graphic trans Tricked out Trail Mix for an energy boostSay good-bye to trail mix that has no meat to it. Get the @rudolphfoods #recipe:

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 Rudolph’s Pork Rinds!

Pork Rind Trail Mix


  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.

Rudolphs PorkRinds Tricked out Trail Mix for an energy boost

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3 BBQ Recipes to try ASAP

SouthernRecipe GrilledBBQChicken 3 BBQ Recipes to try ASAPWe’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.

tweet graphic trans 3 BBQ Recipes to try ASAP3 #BBQ #recipes you need. Now. via @rudolphfoods

Keep these recipes in your back pocket (or apron) as the grill heats up. Grilling Tip: Keep a bag or two of Rudolph’s 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!

Rudolphs PorkRinds 3 BBQ Recipes to try ASAP

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5 Pro Grilling Tips to Master Now

SouthernRecipe BBQTips 5 Pro Grilling Tips to Master Now

You’ve crowned yourself as Master of the Grill and with that title comes mighty big responsibilities.

Sure, you might be known for your treasured favorites: ribs, steaks and chicken (when you run out of ribs and steak). But even The Master needs to mix it up a little.

tweet graphic trans 5 Pro Grilling Tips to Master Now5 pro #grilling tips to master now from @rudolphfoods

Here are our best BBQ tips and a few Southern-inspired recipes to add to the menu at your next get-together.

Tip #1: Keep your grill clean.
Keeping your grill clean allows the heat to transfer better and prevents the flames from flaring up. The best way to start with a clean grill? Finish with a clean grill.

Strike when the grill is hot. It’s a heck of a lot easier to clean, so pull out the grill brush and give it a scrub or two.

Tip #2: Be patient and wait for the heat.
We know, we know! You can’t wait to hear the silence that follows the first bite of a truly delicious burger, but if you throw the meat on before the grates have had time to get hot, it’s gonna make all of that perfectly seasoned meat stick.

And remember, as soon as you start adding items to the grill, they’re going to absorb some of that heat and cool down the grill, so start hot!

Tip #3: Don’t play with your food.
No, really. Stop flipping, pressing and poking your food. What gives most foods you grill, like these Stuffed Pork Chop Pork Rind Bombs, so much flavor is the caramelization that takes place when the they are seared and left alone.

Tip #4: Don’t walk away.
Or you’ll be running to the store for more food. Yes, we know you’re a busy cook, but we also know you’ll get hung up chopping veggies or digging for a cold one in the back of the refrigerator and that’s when all Hades breaks out with the flames.

Tip #5: Mix it up.
Everyone loves your famous ribs, but don’t forget to add a little variety. Start with easy burgers and add a unique twist, like mixing in Rudolph’s Pork Rinds. Or add different sides that can be prepared ahead of time.

Need to add a little something to your usual BBQ menu? We’ve got your back here.


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And the Manliest BBQ Recipe Is …

SouthernRecipe ManliestBBQ CheckOutOurWinner 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!

tweet graphic trans And the Manliest BBQ Recipe Is ...This year’s Manliest #BBQ Recipe Contest winner is … Get the recipe now @rudolphfoods

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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3 Things Every Rind Fan Needs to Make Now

Rudolph’s is the name and snacking is our game. So, when a fellow rind fan asked us for our go-to recipe, we just knew we had to share our very best!
Here are our most searched recipes, straight from Rudolph’s test kitchen.

tweet graphic trans 3 Things Every Rind Fan Needs to Make NowAnd the most searched #PorkRind #Recipe is … via @rudolphfoods

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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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