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Cowboy Butter

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This Cowboy Butter has been all the rage this year on TikTok and social media. It's an easy dipping sauce that takes grilled steaks, meats, seafood, and veggies to a whole new level. Trust me, if you make this once, you will have this on a weekly rotation in your home.

What Is Cowboy Butter?

Cowboy butter is a type of compound butter that’s packed with flavor and is often used as a condiment or finishing sauce for grilled meats, particularly steak.

To make this, simply combine various fresh herbs, Dijon mustard, spices, and citrus with melted butter to create a rich and savory mixture. It can be melted and used as a dipping sauce or chilled and used as a spread.

To make this, melt butter in a saucepan. Then, add in lemon, garlic, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, paprika, fresh parsley, fresh chopped chives, fresh thyme, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper.

I like to leave mine melted and use as a dipping sauce. It really makes your steak sing!

Store in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months.

This also makes a great spread for things like garlic bread, etc.

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Yield: 8 servings

Cowboy Butter

Cowboy Butter

Take your grilled steak to the next level with this amazing dipping sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 8 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook until the garlic is golden. Remove from the heat.
  2. Whisk in the other ingredients and serve alongside your favorite steak or chicken meal.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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