Make up a compound butter worthy of grilling season in just minutes! This homemade Cowboy Butter is so delicious on grilled chicken and steak.
Summer has become my favorite season, and not just because of the weather. Somehow the food of summer just tastes better. Maybe it’s because we’re eating outside, or maybe it’s the fresh flavors, but whatever the reason, it’s just good! This Cowboy Butter is full of flavor and compliments the flavors of summer perfectly. Of course, it comes from the great Pioneer Woman, so you know it’s gotta be good!
What is in Cowboy Butter?
- Salted Butter
- Fresh Parsley
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Black Pepper
- Fresh Garlic
- Lemon Juice and Zest
Items you May Need:
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- 1 cup salted butter 2 sticks
- 1/4 cup finely minced fresh parsley
- A pinch of red pepper flakes
- A pinch of coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- juice and zest of ½ lemon
Allow the butter to come to room temperature before starting. Beat the butter until creamy, then add in the parsley, red pepper flakes, black pepper, minced garlic, lemon juice and zest. Mix until well combined.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and turn the mixture out onto a piece of parchment paper. Using the back of a spatula, spread out the mixture into a log shape. Roll the parchment paper up and twist the ends.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to allow the flavors to come together.
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Adapted from Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
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PRO TIP: Use a microplane to grate the garlic instead of mincing it so it is super fine throughout the Cowboy Butter.
There is nothing like a big ‘ole pat of this Cowboy Butter on top of a perfectly grilled steak! Serve pats of the butter on top of grilled steak or even chicken at your next cookout and you’ll really wow your guests! It also makes an incredible garlic bread!
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Ways to Use Cowboy Butter
This Cowboy Butter is SO good on everything! Here are some ways to use it:
- Top grilled steak or chicken with a pat of the butter
- Saute shrimp in the melted Cowboy Butter
- Spread onto Italian bread and broil for the most amazing garlic bread
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