The Cowboy Cook’s Favorite Recipes

May 16, 2011

By Carol Cowan

Cooking over an open fire is easier than you might think, says Johnny Nix, cowboy cook extraordinaire. “A lot of people tend to over-think cooking over the fire. The main thing is just to relax, enjoy your meal, and when you’re picking dishes to cook outside, keep it simple. Our cookbookis great because we have a lot of real simple, one-pot dishes that are easy to throw together.”

Johnny Nix, the Cowboy Cook

 

The cookbook Nix refers to is All Time Favorite Recipes, featuring close to 100 dishes readers can cook outdoors. It also offers tips on building a fire, estimating temperature, baking in cast iron and adapting Nix’s methods for use with charcoal.

His two-hour DVD Cookin’ With Wood takes the process a step further and actually shows viewers how to build a fire pit, choose the right wood, set up the equipment and cook everything from biscuits and coffee to Tuscan roasted chicken, stuffed peppers, crescent apple tart and more.

The cookbook, DVD, campfire cooking set and Lodge cookware are available through Johnny’s website, www.yalleatyet.com. Register to find out about cooking clinics and demonstrations and receive his monthly newsletter. Private demonstrations are also available.

Peach Cobbler in Johnny Nix’s own words:

“The peach cobbler is one of our most highly recognized dishes, and a lot of people ask to have us do it because it’s a real simple recipe and it’s really hard to mess up. All you do is take two large cans of peaches, dump them in the pot, sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the peaches, and then dump a cake mix on top of it. Then pour a stick of melted butter on top of the cake mix and just let it boil. Once it boils, it mixes the cake mix into the peaches. Then you just put top coals on top of the lid and let it brown. Once it’s browned, it’s done. It takes about 45 minutes.”

Contact Johnny Nix

To contact Johnny Nix, please visit www.yalleatyet.com or call 256-561-3409.

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  1. Tunice Miller says:

    Loved Nix’s story got to have the great cookbook. I just finished making a pit next to the river in our back yard and this will be a great thing to cook from durning the summer, just can’t wait to get started. I think it’s better then any party I have ever thrown, so from now on it will be outside cooked dinner partys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. susan says:

    How do I order the Cd ?

  3. Clif Bishop says:

    I am so happy to get to see Johnny cooking again , I watched him all the time on RFD tv , then he left and I stopped watching RFDtv . I love cooking shows so much but especially Johnny. I hope he never leaves again

  4. shirley cunningham says:

    I just found Johnny Nix show and I missed getting the recipe for the stuffed pork loin on the show on Monday 11-5-12. Is it available anywhere? Thanks

  5. sandra kerr says:

    looking for your crestant cheddarpecan apple pie recipe

  6. willard johnson says:

    been doing by trial and error,think this stuff will make it all more easy

  7. BEVERLY KALVIK says:

    i LOVE YOUR SHOW AND i HAVE 3 OF YOUR C,D’S. dO YOU HAVE A BOOKLET OF RECIPIES FOR SALE, ALSO ANY THING ELSE YOU HAVE FOR SALE i LOVE YOU ALL AND i AM 79 YEARS OLD AND YOU HAVE A GOOD SGOW
    bEVERLY KALVIK
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  8. rosa says:

    when is rfd going to put Johnnie Nixow back on TV? We don’t like the show that is on now.

  9. Jeanne McMillan says:

    Watched your show on the 1st of April and you did a chicken braide andwould like the recipe for it. Thank you

  10. Roland Vandeventer says:

    Love your simple cooking!

  11. Lou says:

    I really have a tendency to go along with every little thing
    that was authored inside “The Cowboy Cook

  12. Alice says:

    Just watched Johnny’s show on RFD which he was making Pineapple Coconut Custard. Went to website – recipe not there…called contact # and they did not know when recipe would be on website (was working on it) and I asked if I could get the recipe over the phone and the response was “did not have it handy”…Not much effort was put into audience appreciation!

  13. Audrey Hill says:

    I watched your show today and want the recipe for Hamburger Hotdogs and onion rings. Could you send that to my email address? I sure would appreciate it. It looked so good.

  14. Louise Lindsey says:

    Need recipes for the show aired January 28, 2014. Thanks. Also the black tire cake

  15. Roger Nickerson says:

    i seen your show for the first time and i love it. I will be looking for it from now on

  16. David Mottern says:

    I caught your show on RFD Monday Night, March 4, I watched with amazement how the host prepared a full meal and, most importantly the desert. A wonderful piece of art, “A Key Lime/Strawberry Pie prepared by a master baker. I was writing to see if I could possibly get the receipt for that beautiful and tasteful desert? Thanking you in advance and God’s Blessing.

  17. Valentine Castillo says:

    I wont learn more about your grilling techniques.I would like to purchase your grill I enjoy your show very much . thank you