Few people need to be told twice to add a little butter to a dinner roll or a tasty piece of bread from the basket on the table. Yes, we know that a ton of butter isn’t healthy for you. However, butter is just so simple and so darn good! It’s hard to resist the temptation to slather it onto something to make something taste even better.
If you are already a butter lover, we have something special to share with you. It will make you reach for that butter knife even more than you already do. Do you know what it is? It’s a little something called cowboy butter. Cowboy butter is an incredibly delicious butter variant. Once you try it, you will be putting butter on even more foods!
What is cowboy butter? Basically, it’s flavored butter. It takes all of the rich flavor of traditional butter and adds even more goodness. Cowboy butter is also something you can easily make at home. You’ll only need a few ingredients you can pick up at almost any grocery store. These ingredients include shallots, garlic, lemon juice, hot sauce, and Dijon mustard. Blending all of these ingredients together into your favorite brand of butter will make your head spin with delight the first time you try it.
There are plenty of videos out there on the Internet that show you how to blend all of these ingredients together to make a delicious batch of cowboy butter. Check one out below!
Melted cowboy butter is excellent with steak and chicken. It is even an awesome topping for warm cornbread. You can also use melted cowboy butter as a dipping sauce for crab and shrimp. If you are looking to avoid meat, you can always pour a little bit of melted cowboy butter onto a baked potato or a serving of corn. The ways you can use cowboy butter to amp up the taste of your summertime barbecues are endless.
Of course, you can also whip up a batch of cowboy butter to spread just like traditional butter. You just need to mix the cowboy butter ingredients together into softened butter instead of melted butter. After everything is mixed together, spread the softened cowboy butter out onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Roll the butter into a log shape, and let the butter sit in the fridge for four hours. You will have a beautiful stick of hardened cowboy butter you can use for all sorts of things.
Hardened cowboy butter can be used in tons of delicious ways. You can certainly spread it on freshly baked dinner rolls. However, you can also use hardened cowboy butter in your favorite recipes. For example, have you ever thought about whipping up a batch of macaroni and cheese with cowboy butter? Any homemade or instant macaroni and cheese recipe can be taken to a whole new level by substituting cowboy butter for traditional butter. You can also use cowboy butter on you bread to make grilled cheese sandwiches. After all of that delicious cowboy butter melts into the toasted bread, you’ll never want to go back to the old way of making grilled cheese again.
What do you think about cowboy butter? Have you had a chance to try it yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, share your favorite ways to use cowboy butter. Do you like it with your meats and vegetables? Have you tried cowboy butter with your grilled cheese sandwiches yet? Help get the word out about this incredible way to enjoy one of the best foods ever!