Cowboy Butter Recipe From AllRecipes

Cowboy Butter Recipe From AllRecipes



  • 1/2 cup (4 ouncesunsalted butter, softened 
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped (about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (from 1 bunch)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (from 1 [1/2-ounce] package)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest plus 1/2 teaspoon fresh juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme (from 1 [1/2-ounce] package)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  • Gather all ingredients.

  • Stir together butter, garlic, parsley, chives, mustard, lemon zest and juice, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, thyme, chili powder, and crushed red pepper in a medium bowl until well combined.
  • Transfer butter mixture to a large sheet of plastic wrap or parchment paper, and roll into a log, shaping as needed. Holding both ends of plastic wrap, twist the log until taut and uniform in shape. Refrigerate for 2 hours for flavors to meld and for mixture to firm up.
  • To serve, remove from refrigerator and cut into slices. Top steak, seafood, vegetables, or spread onto bread. Alternatively, melt and use as a dipping sauce.

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