The Chuckwagon

The Chuckwagon

When Cookie finished his work for the day and before hitting the sack, he would always place the tongue of the chuck wagon facing north. When the trail master started in the morning, he would look at the tongue and then know what direction he would move the herd.


Chuckwagon Stew


  • 2 1/2 lb Beef cubes.(5 cups)
  • 2 Tb All-purpose flour
  • 1 Tb Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 3 Tb Lard
  • 2 Sliced onions
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 28 oz Can tomatoes
  • 3 Tb Chili powder
  • 1 Tb Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Dry chrushed red peppers
  • 2 cup Chopped potatoes
  • 2 cup Chopped carrots

Coat beef in a mixture of flour, paprika,1 tsp. chili powder and salt. Brown in hot fat in a large Dutch oven. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft. Then add tomatoes, chili powder, cinnamon, cloves, and peppers. Cover and simmer 2 hrs. Add potatoes and carrots and cook until vegetables are done about 45 minutes. Serves 6.

The Chuckwagon – Western Recipes

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