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Chuck Wagon cook near Spur, Texas, 1939.All About Dutch Ovens - An absolute "must have” for campfire cooking is an old-fashioned Dutch Oven. You know -- the heavy cast iron, lipped lid, three-legged pan.

Campfire Cooking - Dutch Oven Recipes - To do some great campfire cooking there's just two pre-requisites -- a Dutch Oven and a great recipe!  We provide you some great information on Dutch Ovens and a whole batch of wonderful recipes. 

The Chuck Wagon - The Real Queen of the Cattle Trail - Outside of the “round-up,” there just might be no more identifiable image for the cowboy and cattle trail of the Old West than that of the Chuck Wagon.

Chuckwagon - Western Recipes - Hey, pardners -- check out these great western recipes, some of them straight out of the back of the chuck wagon.  How 'bout a little cowboy fry bread, some beef jerkey, or spicy hot green chili.

Flavors of the Mother Road - As we were travelin' Route 66, we gathered up some tested and tasty recipes like Cafe Peach Cobbler, Chambless Camp Salsa, and Missouri River Grilled Trout, just to name a few.

Frontier Recipes - The "Real" Old Stuff From The Old West - Most of these recipes would require an old tyme starved cowboy or mountain man with excellent hunting skills.  But check them out, if only for a good read.

Good Ole' Fashioned Recipes - Think about cookin' up a few of these old recipes.  Try a little Emigrant Stew, whip up a batch of Corn Fritters or serve a Vanilla Crumb Pie.  These are tried and true old recipes.

A Hill Of Beans - Baked Beans That Is - Beans, beans and you guessed it, more bean recipes!!

More Camping and Outdoor Recipes - Next time yo're pitchin' a tent, try out a little bread on a stick, some cook out ice cream or maybe a pocket wonder.

Old West Recipes - Chuckwagon Etiquette, Chuckwagon Stew,  Cowboy Beans, Wagon Train Biscuits, and lots more.


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You could borrow an outfit’s horses, cowhands, pasture, even their foreman,

but you could never borrow their cook. 


- Tim Edwards



Frontier Lingo


Cowboy eating dinner at the Chuck wagon, 1939.


It's bacon and beans most every day. 

I'd just as soon be eatin' that prairie hay.


- From "Chisholm Trail" Traditional

Cowboy song


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