23 Old West Cowboy Food Recipes
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23 Old West Cowboy Food Recipes

When you've rustled up a big appetite, these cowboy meals are sure to satisfy!

Updated 7/9/21

Old West Cowboy Food

When you think of cowboys, you might reminisce about classic Western movies, think of cattle drives and mountain ranges, or imagine singing folk songs around a campfire. But you should also think about cowboy food! Let us be the first to tell you that cowboy recipes are more than just baked beans over an open fire. 

The west was a vast land where not only cowboys and buffalo roamed, but where some delicious cowboy recipes and western cooking were enjoyed. So round up those kitchen utensils and strap on an apron because this list of delicious cowboy recipes can't be missed. 

With this collection of 23 Old West Cowboy Food Recipes, you can travel to the old west anytime by enjoying some delicious, western-style cooking at home.

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Cowboy Party Food

How to Make Guacamole

From homemade guacamole to black bean quesadillas, this list of hearty, cowboy-inspired party food is great for feeding a hungry crowd or for some pre-dinner starters.

We love these cowboy appetizer recipes at the beginning of a meal or a party, but we would also eat them at any time. There's something about Western food ideas like this... they just always sound delicious!

Buckaroo Snack Dip

This cheesy snack dip will be a hit with everyone in your posse.

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Easy Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits

These skillet biscuits are light, fluffy, and go great with butter and jam!

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Chipotle Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadillas

These hearty quesadillas will satisfy even the heartiest appetites.

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Skinny Southwestern Egg Rolls

Southwestern flavors star in this easy appetizer recipe!

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Cowboy Corn Dip

Lasso your serving of this dip right away, because it'll be gone before you know it.

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Spicy Cowboy Caviar

Enjoy this delicious Western-themed appetizer on tortilla chips!

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Chunky Cowboy-Style Salsa

When you get a hankering for a delicious salsa recipe, this should be your go-to!

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Healthy Black Bean Hummus

Try this amazing Southwestern take on a traditional hummus recipe.

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Cowboy Recipes for Dinner

Cattle Drive Casserole

Cowboys have to sit down to dinner too, and whether that means a steaming pot of beans or a delicious chicken and cornbread casserole, these recipes will be waiting till the cows come home. Well maybe not that long, but you catch our drift. We recommend the BBQ baked beans and the cowboy chili for some delicious lighter options or sides, or if you're really hungry, try the Cattle Drive Casserole or Cowboy Chili. You can't go wrong with serving old recipes. There's a reason they've lasted this long.

Cowboy Chili

Chili is classic cowboy food, and this version tastes amazing with a side of cornbread or biscuits!

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Chicken and Cornbread Cowboy Casserole

Cowboy meals are designed to fill you up, and this fantastic casserole is no exception. Give it a try!

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Cast Iron Skillet Texas Hash Recipe

Cook up this hash and guarantee everyone walks away from the table (or campfire!) satisfied.

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Ultimate Cowboy Casserole

This cowboy dinner recipe is a reader favorite. It tastes fantastic and is easy to make!

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One Pot Cowboy Chicken Dinner

Even cowboys would rather skip doing the dishes! Make this one pot meal and keep clean-up to a minimum.

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Dude Ranch Beans

This is our take on beans cooked over a campfire. The flavors are incredible and you can cook it in the comfort of your kitchen.

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Southwestern-Style Potato Bake

Potatoes are a great hearty homestyle ingredient, and we've transformed them into a Southwestern-flavored favorite in this dish.

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10-Minute Cowboy Caviar Chicken

If you like cowboy caviar as an appetizer, you're going to love it in this easy weeknight meal!

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Cowboy Recipes for Dessert

Cowboy Bark

Cowboys may have a tough exterior, but they all need a little bit of sweetness in their lives too! That's why we put together this last section of tasty desserts even the most rugged of cowboys (and girls!) will love. From bark you can take with you on the range, to cake you have to come home to the table to savor, these desserts are your ticket to wild sweet yonder.

Texas Tornado Cake

Everyone will be thrilled to see this classic Texas cake recipe on the table!

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Old Fashioned Yum Yum Cake

This dessert is a classic for a reason. Treat yourself to a big slice!

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Cowpoke Cookies

These hearty cookies will fill you up and still satisfy your sweet tooth!

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No-Bake Haystack Cookies

Haystacks were a common site for cowboys, but we think they'd be even happier to see big plate of these haystack cookies!

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