Cowboy Herb Butter

Cowboy Herb Butter

Cowboy butter is a rich and flavorful compound butter that adds a delicious spicy and tangy kick to steak, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and even bread. Here’s a simple recipe for making cowboy butter.

Cowboy Herb Butter


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Tabasco or your favorite brand)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for added heat)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the softened butter, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, dried oregano, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  2. Use a spoon or fork to mix all the ingredients together until well combined and smooth. For best results, allow the flavors to meld together by covering the bowl and refrigerating for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  3. After chilling, remove the cowboy butter from the refrigerator and let it soften slightly at room temperature for easy spreading.

How to Use Cowboy Butter:

  • As a steak or grilled meat topping: Simply melt a spoonful or two of cowboy butter over your cooked steak or grilled meat just before serving. The savory and tangy flavors will enhance the taste and add a nice buttery richness to the dish.
  • As a vegetable seasoning: Cowboy butter can be used to elevate the flavors of roasted or grilled vegetables. Toss the veggies with a dollop of butter while they’re still hot, allowing it to melt and coat the vegetables.
  • As a bread spread: Spread cowboy butter on warm, crusty bread or rolls for a zesty and aromatic twist.

How to Store Cowboy Butter:

  • Refrigeration: Since cowboy butter contains fresh ingredients like garlic and lemon juice, it is best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 1 week.
  • Freezing: If you have excess cowboy butter, it can be frozen for later use. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, place it in a sealed freezer bag, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before using.

Enjoy your homemade cowboy butter as a versatile and flavorful condiment for various dishes!

The Author: – Ingredients for a Simple Life.

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