The stars of the YouTube channel Cowboy Kent Rollins and the authors of the hit cookbook A Taste of Cowboy, Kent and Shannon Rollins, share more than 125 recipes of comfort food for the family, with true chuck wagon stories.
While real-life cowboy Kent Rollins and his wife Shannon sure have a busy life on the range, slinging hash, beating Bobby Flay on Food Network, and running their YouTube channel, Cowboy Kent Rollins, they never forget to take a moment to break bread and share around the dinner table. Kent and Shannon’s wisdom, warm generosity, and life-brightening humor are interwoven throughout Comfort Food the Cowboy Way, with stories and cowboy history, including tales from life on the range, growing up in a rural family, and the interesting characters they’ve met on the trail.
The recipes included are equal parts hearty and scrumptious, from their classic Southern and Western favorites to the more spice-forward Mexican-style dishes. There’s also backyard grilling and smoking, one-pot meals, and tips to add cowboy twists and authentic punched-up seasoning to all your cooking—and of course, all the recipes qualify as true comfort food the cowboy way, are easy-to-follow, and meant to be served up family style. With chapters spanning breakfast to dinner, plus grilling, desserts, and cowboy classics, this complete course of cowboy cooking is a must have for anyone wanting to slow down and enjoy a great meal, with even better company.
- French Toast Casserole
- Fried Macaroni and Cheese
- Red Eye Gravy and Ham
- Grilled Steak and Chicken Quesadillas
- Hearty Beef Stew
- Smoked Queso Dip
- Seafood Gumbo with Green Chile Wine
- Beer Can Chicken
- Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- Churros with Homemade Caramel Sauce
KENT ROLLINS grew up ranching and began cooking for cattle ranches in 1993 from his Studebaker chuckwagon. An acclaimed storyteller and poet, Kent has appeared on the Food Network and CBS Sunday Morning. He and his wife SHANNON, are the stars of their YouTube channel, Cowboy Kent Rollins.
“Kent Rollins is one of my favorite people ever to appear on Chopped. His cowboy-gentleman manners, his jokes—but, most of all, his delicious chuckwagon cooking—needs to find its way into your heart, and onto your table. I know your family will enjoy this collection of delicious, easy recipes and stories as much as I do.”
— Ted Allen, host of Food Network's Chopped, on A Taste of Cowboy
"Kent and Shannon have taken me along the plains of Oklahoma on their chuck wagon without my ever having set a foot there. Along the ride, I have buckled my belt more than twice from laughing so hard at their stories.If there is any book that can remove the fear of cooking from absolutely ANYONE, it is this one." — Pati Jinich, author of Treasures of the Mexican Table and Pati's Mexican Table, on A Taste of Cowboy