CHUCKWAGON SUPPER MENU
Our chuckwagon supper here at the Ranch serves up a delicious cowboy meal reminiscent of those served on the trail. Over 750,000 cowboy suppers have been eaten here. Always feel free to come back for extra helpings!
BBQ Grilled Chicken
Chunky Apple Sauce
Coffee, Tea and Lemonade
Want to find out how authentic our chuckwagon dinner is? Read on!
We serve only the cheapest pinto beans money can buy.
Yes! – A typical chuckwagon had up to a 500 pound supply of beans!
Our brisket is so delicious you don’t need BBQ sauce… but don’t fret. It’s always on the tables if you’d like it.
Yes! – While beef was never in short supply, cowboys had to be careful about “eating” into their profits. Beef was often salted to preserve it on the long trail.
BBQ Grilled Chicken
As an alternative to beef, we offer a savory BBQ chicken breast at the Flying J Chuck Wagon.
No. – There wasn’t any chicken on the trail. Why? Those little legs couldn’t keep up with the herd.
Here at the Ranch, we are meat and potatoes cowboys!
Yes! – Chuck wagons carried some 500 pounds of potatoes, which were usually prepared boiled for the cowboys.
The name says it all. With a touch of cinnamon it’s just right!
No. But the cookie did keep dried fruit on hand, and would sometimes stew some fruit for dessert.
Fresh from the oven, we serve a fantastic spiced cake dusted with powdered sugar.
Kind of. – While cowboys didn’t get much dessert, occasionally the “cookie” would bake up some spiced cake. Except his recipe didn’t have eggs, butter or powdered sugar on top. After a couple weeks on the trail, spiced cake was a big treat for the cowboys.
Cindy makes the most tender flakiest biscuits in the chuck wagon business. You might eat more than one.
Yes! – Chuck wagons carried 500 pounds of flour, 50 pounds of salt, 50 pounds of sour dough starter and 50 pounds of baking powder for the making of biscuits in dutch ovens. In cold conditions the “cookie” would keep some of the starter dough against his body as it needed to be kept warm.
Iced Tea and Cold Lemonade
No respectable cowboy would be caught with a glass! Pick up one of our tin cups from the serving line, sit back and enjoy. We’ll bring around refills to you.
No. – Cowboys in the West drank coffee, not tea! And there wasn’t any ice to be had for the tea or lemonade. The only thing authentic about our cold beverages is the tin cup you drink ‘em out of.
Cowboy coffee- We start with a thirty gallon pot, and fill it with cool, clear water and bring it to a roaring boil. Then we take a number ten tube sock, (yes it’s clean), and fill it with coffee and tie a knot in the end. We toss it in the pot and boil that coffee down for about 10 hours, or until the sock dissolves. We then do the old cowboy litmus test! We drop a horseshoe (yes it’s clean) into the pot, and if it sinks to the bottom of the pot? We gotta add more coffee grounds!
Yes. – Cowboys liked their coffee strong and they drank it black.
Cindy’s Sweet Shop
Cindy’s Sweet Shop features old fashioned candy, bottled drinks, and lollipops of all shapes and sizes. We offer locally grown pistachios, chips, and giant pickles too! After dinner, enjoy hand-dipped ice cream as you sit back and enjoy the Western Music Show.
Have questions about the ingredients? Give us a call at 575-336-4330 or 800-458-3595.