The Cowboy Cook’s Favorite Recipes

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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.

23 Comments

  1. Tunice Miller

    May 20, 2011 at 9:54 am

    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

    January 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    How do I order the Cd ?

  3. Clif Bishop

    March 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    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

    November 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    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

    December 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    looking for your crestant cheddarpecan apple pie recipe

  6. willard johnson

    January 20, 2013 at 8:19 pm

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

  7. BEVERLY KALVIK

    January 20, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    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
    812 CEDAR APT 343
    STORY CITY IOWA POPULATION ABOUT 3000;’
    50248

  8. rosa

    February 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

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

  9. Jeanne McMillan

    April 2, 2013 at 10:59 am

    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

    June 11, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Love your simple cooking!

  11. Lou

    September 20, 2013 at 1:11 am

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

  12. Alice

    September 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    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

    November 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    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.

    • Patricia

      November 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Saw your show today and loved the way you made onion rings. Can you e-mail me the recipe for onion rings. Love your show and I am so glad it is back on rfdtv. Keep up the good work and good cooking!

      • Jessy Yancey

        February 5, 2014 at 10:05 am

        Hi,

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

        Thanks!
        Jessy Yancey
        editor, Tennessee Home & Farm magazine

  14. Louise Lindsey

    January 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

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

    • Jessy Yancey

      February 5, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Hi Louise,

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

      Thanks!
      Jessy Yancey
      editor, Tennessee Home & Farm magazine

  15. Roger Nickerson

    February 8, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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

  16. David Mottern

    March 4, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    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.

    • Rachel Bertone

      March 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      Hi David,
      To contact Johnny Nix, please visit http://www.yalleatyet.com or call 256-561-3409.
      Thanks!
      Rachel Bertone
      editor, Tennessee Home & Farm magazine

  17. Valentine Castillo

    April 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

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

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