You must have heard of cowboy butter if you are on TikTok lately. As if steak on its own is not good enough, you can take it up a notch by dipping it in one of these delicious sauces. Clearly, people like it because it has more than 67 million views on TikTok!
What is Cowboy Butter?
Cowboy butter is a type of compound butter. It’s made by mixing softened butter with various ingredients to add flavor. The ingredients in cowboy butter include garlic, fresh parsley, chives, thyme, Dijon mustard, lemon zest and juice, paprika, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and chili powder.
It’s not uncommon to finish a steak with some salty garlic butter on top, but dip it in – even better!
What Does Cowboy Butter Taste Like?
I tried it at home, and it was so easy! After letting the flavors meld together, I melted some to dip our London Broil into. It was delicious on both the steak and the roasted potatoes.
The compound butter has a savory, garlicky, oniony taste from the minced garlic and fresh chives. The other herbs give it an earthy flavor; the salt, spices, and citrus add a bold finish. It also has a hint of smokiness from the paprika and chili powder.
How Else Can I Use Cowboy Butter?
The question should be, what can you NOT put Cowboy Butter on? I suspect it would be delicious on fish, salmon, shrimp, pork tenderloin, or grilled chicken. Drizzle it on roasted vegetables like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, roasted potatoes, snap peas, or carrots. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Cowboy Butter Recipes
Here are a few of our favorite recipes for Cowboy Butter.
Let us know if you try it out!