Cowboy butter dipping sauce is what you make when you want to make steak dinner a special one. This delicious steak dipping sauce is not only perfect with steak but it's also perfect with grilled chicken, pork, salmon, shrimp, or beef. It’s also great on vegetables or as a dipping sauce for bread, pretzels, or chunky chips. Let me show you how to make it in easy steps
Cowboy Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe
There are so many butter sauces that promise to be a great dipping sauce for your steak, but this cowboy butter dipping sauce recipe is the real deal. It has a unique flavor that takes your taste buds on a flavor journey. If you are a fan of compound butter then you will surely love this recipe
The best part of this cowboy butter dipping sauce recipe is that it only requires a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. All you need is 5 minutes of prepping, and a few seconds of cooking in the microwave. If you are not one for microwave cooking, no worries as you can also make this sauce on the stovetop and it would literally take about 1 minute to do. So, what are you waiting for, make tonight's dinner a special one!
Why you will love this steak dipping sauce
- Fast and easy, it is foolproof even a child could make it.
- It is versatile
- Can be made vegan, serve it with roasted cauliflower steak, bread, or however you desire.
- It can be made ahead of time
What you need to make this butter sauce
You will need the following ingredients for your cowboy butter dipping sauce
Butter: I used unsalted butter, if using salted butter make sure to adjust the overall salt that will be added accordingly. You are not allowed to scrimp on butter here, use good quality butter only for this recipe. The flavor and taste are what make the sauce amazing and this can't be compromised by using cheap butter.
Mustard: use wholegrain mustard, English or dijon mustard
Red pepper flakes
Lemon juice and lemon zest
salt to taste: use salt only if you choose to or if you are using unsalted butter
How to make cowboy dipping butter sauce
Add the cubed butter to a small mixing bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until the butter has melted.
To the melted butter, add mustard, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic granules, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, and chopped parsley.
Whisk to combine, taste, and adjust seasoning accordingly. Add black pepper and salt only if needed, I added salt to taste since I am using unsalted butter.
Serve with your favorite steak or grilled chicken recipe. Enjoy!
What to serve it with
You can serve this versatile sauce with any of the following or however you desired.
Cowboy Butter (Steak Dipping Sauce)
- 1 stick butter
- 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Mustard wholegrain mustard, English or dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic granules sub with ½ tablespoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
- zest of 1 lemon
- salt to taste optional if you are using unsalted butter
- Add the cubed butter to a small mixing bowl and microwave it for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until the butter has melted.
- To the melted butter, add mustard, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic granules, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, and chopped parsley.
- Whisk to combine, taste, and adjust seasoning accordingly. Serve with your favorite steak or grilled chicken recipe. Enjoy!
Nutritional data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients and brands you use. Under no circumstances will thedinnerbite.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.
Can I freeze cowboy butter sauce
This butter sauce can be frozen for up to 6 months in the freezer in an airtight container or Ziploc freezer bag.
Do I have to melt the butter
No, you don't have to melt the butter for this recipe. You can use softened butter or use as compound butter. simply add all the listed ingredients in the recipe to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined then wrap as a log in a clingfilm then refrigerate until needed. Slice as a disc on steaks instead of using it as a dipping sauce.
How long will this butter sauce last
When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, this cowboy butter sauce will last for up to 2 weeks. If you made the sauce with fresh garlic then store for up to 5 days in the fridge.
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