Best Cowboy Recipes

Looking for a way to spice up your traditional country meal? Then look no further; the next time you want to give a nod to the wild west culture, try one of these cowboy recipes from Sheplers.

Cowboy Recipes

Cowboy Coffee. Back in the day, coffee was a must-have for cowboys. And after sleeping on the hard desert ground all night, who can blame them? Even though a cowboy had to pack light and didn’t exactly have the best coffee maker around, they found a way to make the best of their situation. One of the most traditional Southern cowboy recipes for making coffee is:

  • Bring water to a boil over your campfire.
  • Put your coffee grounds into the water.
  • Stir the coffee over the fire for a minute or two.
  • Remove the pot from the fire and let the coffee sit for a minute, or until the grounds settle at the bottom of the pot.
  • Pour the coffee into your tin cup so that the grounds stay in the pot.

Cowboy Beans. Chances are, whenever you watched a movie about the old west, you would see them making cowboy recipes that consisted mainly of beans. Because this was one of the easiest ways to get protein while you were on the road in unfavorable conditions, it’s no surprise why this was such a popular choice amongst those in the wild west. In order to make cowboy beans, you need:

  • 2 pounds of pinto beans
  • 2 pounds of ham hock
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 can of tomato paste

First, wash the beans and soak them overnight. After draining them, place the beans in a Dutch oven and cover the water. Once that is done, add the rest of the ingredients and allow it to simmer until the beans are tender.


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