Recipes: Cooking for Cowboys

The Pioneer Woman's recipes are great for the ranch, and will be a hit with the cowboys in your life, too. 

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Tequila Lime Chicken

Ree's cowboys can't get enough of this refreshing approach to a standard protein. The chicken is marinated overnight with tequila, jalepenos, olive oil, garlic and cilantro. 

Get the Recipe: Tequila Lime Chicken

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

This country classic is sure to be a hit whether you're down south or in the city. Ree's recipe includes a refreshing blend of spices such as cayenne pepper and paprika along with an easy recipe for homemade gravy. 

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes are so good, they can earn their keep as an entree or a side dish. Ree recommends russet or Yukon gold potatoes for this dish, and likes to finish it off with a quick trip in the oven to create a buttery crispy top layer.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Salisbury Steak

The Salisbury Steak was invented in America in the 1800s as a way to help with low-carb diets; Ree's version brings your cowboys to the 21st century with a tasty blend of Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ketchup, butter and more. 

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Perfect Bacon Cheeseburgers

Cowgirls and cowboys alike love this classic: bacon cheeseburgers. Ree's perfected her version over the years which includes mixing in Worcerstershire sauce and a bit of a hot sauce into the beef beforehand. Make extra, because everyone will want seconds. 

Get the Recipe: Perfect Bacon Cheeseburgers

Chicken and Beef Fajitas

The Pioneer Woman makes fajitas fun for the whole family by allowing for mixing-and-matching of beef, chicken, vegetables and other toppings. She's sharing her homemade pico de gallo recipe along with techniques for full-proof sauteed vegetables. 

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Rib Eye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce

This hearty meal is perfect for a weekend dinner, and while the leftovers are great on a sandwich, cowboys are sure to eat up every last bit of these delicious steaks. If it's warm enough, take the steaks outside to your grill and salivate for the tangy combination of blue cheese and rib eyes. 

Get the Recipe: Rib Eye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce

Twice-Baked Potatoes

The Pioneer Woman knows how to feed her cowboys: side-dishes like these Twice-Baked Potatoes quickly become the star attraction. Topped with bacon, sour cream and cheddar cheese, these potatoes are a classic hit for any time of the day.

Get the Recipe: Twice-Baked Potatoes

Tenderloin Sandwiches

Perfect for large groups (especially of hungry hard-working individuals), Ree's olive oil-brushed tenderloins can be laid out with dinner rolls, peppercorns and grainy brown mustard. Cowboys and cowgirls love building their own sandwiches especially when the ingredients are as good as these. 

Get the Recipe: Tenderloin Sandwiches

Chicken Pot Pie

No dinner menu for a group of cowboys would be complete without this heart-warming classic. Ree's Chicken Pot Pie is filled with everything from carrots to white wine, and topped with a homemade thyme pastry crust. 

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