Cowboy Butter Recipe

Cowboy Butter Recipe
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
March 2, 2024

Our Go-To Cowboy Butter Recipe

In this week's recipe, we'll teach you how to elevate your grilling game with our quick and flavorful Cowboy Butter Recipe, an irresistible blend of butter, garlic, herbs, and a hint of citrus.

This versatile concoction is perfect for steak, chicken, fish, or vegetables, adding a rich and savory twist to any dish. Simple to prepare and bursting with bold flavors, it's the ultimate addition to your culinary repertoire, promising to impress at any meal.

Ready in minutes, our Cowboy Butter will become your go-to for adding a touch of gourmet flair to everyday cooking.

10 minutes


113 g (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
15 g (1 tablespoon) regular or whole-grain Dijon mustard
3 g (½ tablespoon) lemon zest
8 g (2 tablespoon) fresh parsley, chopped
6 g (1 tablespoon) chives, chopped
6 g (1 teaspoon) fresh thyme, chopped
3 g (1 teaspoon) smoked paprika
1 g (¼ teaspoon) cayenne pepper
5 g (½ tablespoon) kosher salt
4 g (½ tablespoon) freshly ground black pepper
2 to 3 garlic cloves

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  1. In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients. Fold together until thorougnly incorporated and you have a smooth butter with no lumps.
  2. Lay out a  30.5 cm (1-foot-) long sheet of plastic wrap. Add the butter mixture in a mound in the center, and spread it into a 15.25-cm (6-inch) log. Carefully roll up the plastic wrap to form a cylinder of butter encased in the plastic.
  3. Clamping the 2 ends of the plastic wrap with your fingers, slowly roll the log back and forth in a straight line along the counter until it develops enough tension to make an evenly shaped log.
  4. Enjoy on or in whatever you'd like! We love to use this butter on meat or fish. Store wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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