4505 Meats: Kettle Cooked Chicharrones

At 4505 Meats, we take pride in enriching our community through sustainable and delicious food. Our first-to-market Natural Chicharrones and Cracklins have found a niche in the industry and captured the current zeitgeist towards Paleo, Gluten free products.

Chef and butcher Ryan Farr founded 4505 Meats as a whole animal meat company in 2009 with immeasurable help from family and friends. 4505 Meats began with a singular product of meaty deliciousness: the mighty chicharron. Today, we partner with small farmers and ranchers to produce the highest quality all-natural pork rinds on the market. We provide our customers with humanely-raised meat from ranchers committed to good husbandry practices and sustainability.

 

 

Certified Products:

Chicharrones

BBQ Seasoned – When we say smokehouse we mean our smokehouse at our flagship restaurant in San Francisco. These BBQ pork rinds share the same seasoning as our ribs. A complex blend of ginger, tomato, and hickory. This is not your average BBQ spice blend, it’s subtly sweet with a gingery kick!

Classic Chili & Salt – Our Classic Chili & Salt chicharrones are simply seasoned with a blend of three chilies, sea salt and a dash of palm sugar. Don’t let the chili fool you! Not spicy or sweet, these fried pork rinds are just right for dipping in salsa or even baking into rice crispies!

En Fuego – A new cult classic, these spicy pork rinds will satisfy your hankering for something deliciously crunchy without slowing you down

Sea Salt – This salty snack will satisfy your hankering for something deliciously crunchy without slowing you down.

Jalapeno Cheddar – A cult classic, these jalapeno cheddar pork rinds marry sharp, tangy, and salty cheddar cheese with the warm heat of jalapenos. Think of them as the porky cousin of a spicy cheese puff.

Cracklins

Sea Salt Cracklins – Our Sea Salt cracklins are all about the meat. Seasoned with only sea salt to make them even more porky in taste, these are our most versatile pork rinds.

Spicy Green Chili and Lime Cracklins – Our Green Chili & Lime cracklins contrast the high-fat content of the cracklin and make it easy to eat the whole bag. Some might say these are the best spicy, crunchy Keto snacks!

Pork Rind & Cracklin Crumbles

4505 Pork Crumbles are a delicious, zero carb substitute for breadcrumbs. We’ve delicately crumbled a blend of our antibiotic-free, humanely raised chicharrones and cracklins into the perfect sized addition to your favorite recipes.

Our pork crumbles serve as a replacement for breadcrumbs in any recipe. Fold them into your meatballs, crust your fried chicken, or top your macaroni & cheese for a meaty, crunchy touch. Use just like breadcrumbs and toss it, top it, or crust it – the options are endless.

The perfect alternative to traditional breadcrumbs, 4505 Pork Crumbles will take your dish to the next level!

Butcher's Snack Sticks

Original Recipe Butcher’s Snack Sticks – A snappy take on a Midwest favorite — the Bratwurst. Made with caraway and thyme – each bite is bursting with flavors you know and love.

Red Hot Butcher’s Snack Sticks – A spicy little number that gets it’s extra kick from paprika, cayenne, coriander and a little yellow mustard. A BBQ joint classic.

Cheddar & Uncured Bacon Butcher’s Snack Sticks – Studded with real cheddar cheese and bacon, this little link is the epitome of satisfying meaty indulgence. No shortage of flavor here.

Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats

Chef Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats

The 4505 Meats Story:

4505 Meats is a family owned company based in San Francisco, founded by chef Ryan Farr in January 2009.  Initially launched with one product, the lighter-than-air Original Style Chicharrones, or “crispity clouds of porkaliciousness,” followed by Bacon-Studded Hot Dogs. The business has only grown from there: 4505 Meats operated stands at Farmers’ Markets all over San Francisco. From December 2012- July 2015, they ran a full-service whole animal butcher shop in the Mission District, where they sold responsibly and sustainably raised meat sourced from farms in Northern California. 4505 Meats currently sells the “Best Damn Cheeseburger” and other meaty treats at the Ferry Building Market on Saturdays. In 2013, they launched a restaurant, 4505 Burgers & BBQ, which serves—you guessed it—burgers, 4505 Meats-style barbecue and more. The legacy was built upon the values of whole animal butchery and a commitment to bringing quality & delicious products at our Farmers Market stand, Restaurant, and specialty stores & bars nationwide.

 

4505 Meats Philanthropy:

Partners with local organizations to raise money and build community while sharing delicious food. Each year they adopt six non-profit organizations dedicated to the health or education of children and families.

4505 promotes each non-profit for two months by displaying signage at our Farmers’ Market Stand and 4505 Burgers & BBQ. For increased awareness for each organization, every guest is given the opportunity to make a donation at the cash register. 4505 partners with the organization to choose one Monday during the partnership to designate as the celebration night when 4505 Meats will donate 5% of net sales to the Community Partner organization.

 

Purveyors

We are proud to use local purveyors whenever possible. Our goal is to serve products made by producers that share our commitment to taste, quality, and sustainability.

Whole Animal Butchery is our legacy. We have long-standing relationships with our farmers and believe in whole animal utilization. We are proud to serve meat from local purveyors and those that raise their animals sustainably. 4505 Burgers & BBQ only serves the meat we would serve our family.

Five Dot Ranch (Napa, CA) - Five Dot is a seven-generation, family owned business that produces grain and livestock. We serve Five Dot Ranch Brisket and are proud to be one of their biggest customers.

Hobbs Smoked Meats (El Cerrito, CA) - Hobbs is a family operated business, known for creating “California- Style Bacon” and using Applewood smoke.

American Homestead  (Iowa) - American Homestead Natural Meats is a network of 35 family hog farms committed to animal welfare and responsible farming methods. Homestead is the provider of the pork we use for pulled pork and spare ribs.

Rancho Llano Seco (Chico, CA) - We source whole Hogs from Llano Seco for our Smoked Whole Hogs and other special events. Llano Seco is a sustainable producer of beef, pork, and heirloom beans & grains.

Sun Fed Ranch (Shasta, CA) - We pride ourselves on serving great grass fed beef from Sun Fed ranch. It’s ground fresh and pattied daily to our exact specifications.  Sun Fed cattle are 100% grass fed and 100% grass finished, and are ranched primarily by two families in Northern California from the Sacramento Valley up to Oregon border, as conditions dictate.

Pitman Family Farms (San Joaquin Valley) - We use Mary’s Chicken from Pitman Family Farms for our smoked chicken. Mary’s Chickens are raised in clean living spaces and reflect Mary Pitman’s commitment to food free of sugars, preservatives and food additives. The chickens have four times more space to roam than the average commercial ranch, which eventually leads to a healthier tastier product.

 

 

 

Chicharrones BBQ Seasoned - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Pork rinds, salt, spices, tomato powder, paprika, citric acid, natural smoke flavor, coconut palm sugar, fried in rendered pork fat

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Chicharrones Classic Chili And Salt - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Pork rinds, coconut palm sugar, salt, spices, fried in rendered pork fat

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Chicharrones En Fuego - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Fried pork skin, spices, torula yeast, sea salt, coconut sugar, paprika (color), dehydrated garlic, citric acid, fried in rendered pork fat

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Chicharrones Sea Salt - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Fried pork skin, sea salt, fried in rendered pork fat

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Chicharrones Jalapeno Cheddar - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Pork rinds, cheddar cheese powder (contains milk), salt, jalapeno powder, organic sugar, fried in rendered pork fat

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Sea Salt Cracklins - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Fried out pork fat with attached skin, sea salt, fried in rendered pork fat

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Spicy Green Chili And Lime Cracklins - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Fried out pork fat with attached skin, sea salt, inactive yeast, green chili powder, habanero powder, lime oil, friend in rendered pork fat

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Pork Rind And Cracklin Crumbles - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Fried pork skin, fried pork skin with attached fat, sea salt, fried in rendered pork fat

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Original Butcher's Snack Sausage Links - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation paleo foundation keto certified logo
Spicy Red Hot Butcher's Snack Sausage Links - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation paleo foundation keto certified logo
Cheddar And Uncured Bacon Butcher's Snack Sausage Links - 4505 Meats - Certified Paleo, Keto Certified by the Paleo Foundation paleo foundation keto certified logo

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En Fuego Crunchwrap

Pork Rind Pie Crust

Zilla Dog

BCLT Bacon, Chicharron, Lettuce, and Tomato

Fried Chicken Yum Yum

Elote With Chicharrones Or Cracklins

What are Chicharrones?

Answer: Chicharron is the Spanish word for pork rinds, a delicious snack made from fried pork skin. Pork rinds, or Chicharrones, are found all over the United States and in many cuisines internationally. Our chicharrones are endearingly known as “crispy clouds of porkaliciousness” because of their light and airy texture.

How do you pronounce “chicharrones”?

Answer: Chicharrones is pronounced “CHEE-cha-roe-nays.” If you are just talking about one, the singular is “chicharron” pronounced “CHEE-cha-rone” with a silent “e.”

Why did Ryan want to make Chicharrones?

Answer: Living in the Mission District of San Francisco, he found chicharrones in many of the small neighborhood markets and realized that creating his own recipe would be a great way to make use of leftover pork skin that is often discarded and was so plentiful in traditional butchery practices. He started frying pork skins in his home kitchen, packaging them up, and walking them around to local bars and markets to sell them to make extra money, and bring delicious savory snacks to thirsty beer enthusiasts. He quickly moved this operation to a commercial kitchen and his 4505 Chicharrones became notorious throughout San Francisco.

What kind of fat do you fry your pork rinds in?

Answer: We fry our chicharrones in lard to utilize another part of the animal that is often thrown away.

What kind of pork do you use?

Answer: We source our high-quality, all-natural pork from a collective of family farms in Iowa. The pork we use is free of added hormones and antibiotics and humanely raised. The farms we work with are not certified organic but practice organic and sustainable husbandry.

Where are your pork rinds produced?

Answer: Our pork rinds are produced just outside of Los Angeles, CA.

Are pork rinds healthy?

Answer: We certainly think so! Pork rinds are a high-protein snack with 0 carbs per serving. We always recommend them to anyone looking to eat a low-carb diet that is high in protein and/or fat. Our chicharrones contain 80 calories per serving and 5-6 grams of fat. Compared to a potato chip or most other salty snacks, our products are a cleaner, less-greasy way to cure your salty, savory crunchy cravings. In addition, our products are minimally processed unlike many other meat products and snack foods.

Do you sell other products?

Answer: Currently, we sell two varieties of pork rinds: chicharrones and cracklings. Our chicharrones are light and airy and our cracklins are dense and crispy. Each comes in a variety of flavors. We also have a BBQ restaurant in San Francisco. If you find yourself in San Francisco, come check out 4505 Burgers & BBQ!

What flavors of pork rinds do you sell?

Answer: We sell our Chicharrones in 3 flavors: Classic Chili and Salt, Smokehouse BBQ, and Jalapeño Cheddar. Classic is seasoned with a blend of three different peppers, salt, and a touch of sugar. The BBQ is seasoned with the same spice rub that we put on our pork ribs at our restaurant. The Jalapeño Cheddar contains dairy and a spicy jalapeño kick. Our sea salt cracklings are simply seasoned with just sea salt. And our green chili and lime cracklings are seasoned with hatch green chilis and a touch of lime oil for tang.

How much do your pork rinds cost and where can I find 4505 pork rinds?

Answer: Our 1-ounce bag of chicharrones usually retails for $2.99 and the 2.5-ounce bag and cracklings bags retail for $4.99. They are available at retailers nationwide as well as our online store.

Are your products Gluten Free?

Answer: Our products are naturally entirely free from gluten as they are simply made from pork skin. Our spices and flavorings are free from gluten as well, making all three products gluten-free. We are not certified gluten-free.

Are your products Paleo Certified? What does Paleo Certified mean?

Answer: Our Classic, Smokehouse BBQ, Sea Salt, and Chili lime are Paleo Certified. The Paleo Foundation is a foundation dedicated to forwarding the Paleo Movement by making it easy for consumers to make better lifestyle choices. Such products are free from additives, dairy, legumes, and grains.

Are your products Keto Certified?

Answer: Our Classic, Smokehouse BBQ, Sea Salt, and Green Chili Lime are Keto Certified. The Paleo Foundation is a foundation dedicated to forwarding the Paleo Movement by making it easy for consumers to make better lifestyle choices. They created the Keto Certification to help standardize Keto claims and make it easier for consumers to identify foods that comply with the Keto lifestyle.

Your product is listed as having zero carbs and zero grams of sugar, but I see sugar on the ingredient list. Why?

Answer: From the beginning, our chicharrones have had a very small amount of sugar in the recipe. However, this amount is so small --less than 1 gram of sugar-- that it actually registers as zero in the nutrient panel.

Are your products high in protein?

Answer: Yes! Our pork rinds have 7+ grams of protein per serving (or 18 grams if you eat the entire 1-ounce bag!). Our products also contain 0 grams of carbs per serving so they will fill you up without slowing you down.

I’m not sure I want to eat pork skin. Do you think I will like them?

Answer: The best way to find out is to try them! Our chicharrones are light, crispy, and not greasy, which makes them a delicious snack. Our cracklings are dense and crunchy with a luscious layer of pork fat perfect for anyone who loves pork!

What are some good ways to enjoy 4505 Chicharrones?

Answer: Our all natural pork rinds are great with guacamole, salsa, queso dip, or other spreads. They are also great for recipes! They can be used in place of croutons on salads or even dipped in chocolate! They are the perfect crunchy topping for tacos, soup, even mac and cheese! You can also grind them up and use them as a breading for chicken or fish, to add extra porky flavor without any carbs.

Why the name 4505 Meats?

Answer: “4505” is a dedication to our founder’s friend and a fellow chef who passed away before his time. He believed in doing your best work and always following your stomach, a mantra that’s led Ryan throughout his career and helped him to create 4505 pork rinds and other meaty snacks!

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Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


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The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.