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Tex-Mex, Camping & Grilling Recipes ~ The Cowboy's Contribution

Tex-Mex, Camping & Grilling Recipes ~ The Cowboy's Contribution

Learn Pioneer recipes like Rye n' Injun Bread from Little House on the Prairie & Cowboy Dutch Oven Cooking! 180 Fun South West & Tex Mex Recipes and ideas for entertaining collected from our fellow Spark Brothers & Sisters! Love, Vera

(210 Recipes) Created by VEHAMILTON1

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Cowboy Contributions - Table of Contents
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Celebrate the Old West!

Howdy Partners!

Cowboy Contributions is a fun collection of recipes from our Spark Brothers and Sisters to celebrate the Old West!

There are some great camping recipes that you and your kids can cook over an open fire.

And enjoy the mini tutorial on outdoors cooking methods with a cast iron Dutch Oven.

Try some of these fun recipes for picnics, Cowboy Theme Parties, elegant Tex Mex Theme Parties and/or special events! Have fun!!

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

Cowboy Contributions ~ Table of Contents
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The recipes are listed in the following categories:

1. How To Win a Cowboy's Heart!
2. Cowgirl Cuisine
3. Around The Campfire
4. Chuckwagon Camp
5. Dutch Oven Cooking ~ Roasting Wild Game & Meats
6. Campfire Cooking and Collecting Camping Cookware
7. Tex Mex Cuisine
8. Texas / Mexico Cuisine
9. Tex Mex Cowboy

Thank you for stopping by Partners!

Submitted by VEHAMILTON1

How To Win a Cowboy's Heart!
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How To Win a Cowboy's Heart!
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Apple Brown Betty
Very Good 4.5/5
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Apple Brown Betty

Submitted by BUFFCESSNA

Carbs: 55.6g | Fat: 4.1g | Fiber: 3.7g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 259.9
Apple Dumplings (Pioneer Woman)
Incredible! 5.0/5
(6 ratings)


Carbs: 33.4g | Fat: 21.9g | Fiber: 0.5g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 326.9
Baked BBQ'd Beef Back Ribs
Good 3.9/5
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These are one of our favorites when we get the hankering for some good home barbecued food. We used to use Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce but have found a new, much easier on the diet grilling sauce put out by Sweet Baby Ray.

The ribs themselves yield about 1/3 to 1/4 of their weight as edible meat. So of the 2 packs of ribs where the combined weight is 260 oz. we figure the overall yield is roughly 65 oz. The rest is bone, fat and cartiledge.

These ribs are absolutely one of our favorite meals.

They're served best with a baked potato (make mine a yam), a tossed salad, a side of vegetable (I like steamed asparagus).

Prep is minimal when you already have your grilling sauce on hand.

Submitted by FYRCOP

Carbs: 29g | Fat: 21.6g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 61.1g | Calories: 575.9
BBQ Cowboy Chicken
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This doesn't taste like Burger King's rodeo burger, but it certainly is inspired by it. I love cheese and BBQ sauce on beef, chicken and pretty much anything. But as I was trying eat healthier I had to find new ways to incorporate this. This is a great main dish for picky eaters as there aren't any veggies in it, but you can easily add some diced tomatoes, chopped onions to it to add some more nutrients and flavor. The recipe despite being lengthy is actually very simple and can be done in 45 minutes total time. I was just very detailed.

This pairs great with a steamed vegetable like green beans, broccoli, peas, asparagus and/corn. I also serve it with light garlic bread.

Also goes well on a bun for a hearty sandwich.

Submitted by 4ME_4LIFE

Carbs: 14.8g | Fat: 8.9g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 35.4g | Calories: 288.4
The Pioneer Woman's Peach-Whiskey Barbecue Chicken
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So delicious and tender.

Submitted by CHRYSTALOATES83

Carbs: 53.7g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 29.9g | Calories: 596.4
Rye n' Injun Bread from the Little House Cookbook
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A lightly sweet, whole grain bread similar to cornbread. Low in fat.

Submitted by RELOUDEN

Carbs: 29g | Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 2.8g | Calories: 132.7
Cornbread-and-Beef Skillet Pie
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Submitted by BANKGIRLCC

Carbs: 17.7g | Fat: 23.1g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 19.2g | Calories: 357.3
Wild West Tex Mex Beef Hash
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Adapted from the "Beef: It's what's for dinner" website. I lowered the sodium, fat, calories per serving and added a few seasonings and beans. The beans make is very filling without adding calories or fat! Super quick and easy to make and really stretches out a pound of ground beef!


Carbs: 32.4g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 5.2g | Protein: 19.9g | Calories: 253.4
Western Beef Casserole
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easy ground beef mix over cornbread crust and topped with cheese.

Submitted by JENSMA

Carbs: 9.4g | Fat: 18g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 13.1g | Calories: 252.8
Chuck Wagon Casserole
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

Great for a cold day

Submitted by LDANCING

Carbs: 19.9g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 5.7g | Protein: 21.1g | Calories: 267.8
Ground Bison Rice Chili
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I make this and portion out for me and my husband's lunches all week. He likes a side of green beans and I put mine on top of a spinach salad. You can also put this in an Ezekial wrap if you want a "sloppy joe" experience!

Submitted by PHITNPHAT

Carbs: 36g | Fat: 11.8g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 22.2g | Calories: 333.7
Buffalo Chile con Carne
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This is the buffalo version of Joy of Cooking's Chile con Carne.

Submitted by CYD1057

Carbs: 21.1g | Fat: 4.2g | Fiber: 6.7g | Protein: 21.2g | Calories: 207.3
HCG - Big Daddy's Bison Wrap
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

This recipe was developed by Freeme1980, a creative goddess in the kitchen!

Submitted by SHUTRBUG1

Carbs: 5.8g | Fat: 6.3g | Fiber: 1.4g | Protein: 26.6g | Calories: 184.9
Homemade Buffalo Jerky
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This jerky is high protein and low fat. Perfect for a snack on the go! 1 oz. is approximately 60 calories, 0.5 grams fat, and 15 grams protein!

Submitted by BANANAFISH711

Carbs: 0g | Fat: 10.9g | Fiber: 0g | Protein: 100.2g | Calories: 526.2
Old Fashioned Soured Buckwheat Cakes
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These buckwheat cakes were made by my Mother and her Mother. My Dad's Mother also made them the same way.

Submitted by FRITZWILLIE

Carbs: 32g | Fat: 2g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 6.4g | Calories: 159.5
Roasted Buckwheat Breakfast Cereal
Good 3.7/5
(12 ratings)

Cold, it crunches and pops in your mouth with a bold, nutty taste. Hot, it becomes smooth and more mellow. Either way, buckwheat (kasha) is a healthy, hearty breakfast.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 60.6g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 7g | Protein: 12.8g | Calories: 326.5
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