Tired of Turkey?

Tired of turkey!?!? There is no better time than the present for a good steak.  So once again Gary fired up the mesquite and cooked us a mouth-watering steak with all the trimmings – beans cooked over the fire and grilled peppers.

Last time Gary didn’t want to share his recipe – you quickly let us know that that ole’ dog was not going to hunt.  So this time I am getting the recipe up front.

Mesquite burns hotter so use mesquite for your fire if you can.  Let the wood burn down to coals with a red-white glow.  It is the mesquite coals that hold the heat – the smoke releases the flavor.

The ranch favorite is the Texas Cowboy Reunion Sirloin recipe from “Barbecue Biscuits & BeansChuck Wagon Cooking” Cookbook by Bill Cauble and Cliff Teinert.

4 pounds sirloin steaks, 1 inch thick

6 lemons, juiced

Garlic powder to taste

Coarsely ground black pepper to taste

Salt to taste

As you can see – there is a lot of “tasting”.   Two hours before grilling, coat both sides of the steaks with lemon juice and seasonings.  One hour before grilling, build the mesquite fire and burn down the coals.  Grill about 4 minutes on each side or to your desired preference.

So from our ranch to yours – Happy Eating!!!

By | 2017-04-25T23:03:25+00:00 November 28th, 2012|Chuckwagon Cooking, Food, Gatherings|6 Comments


  1. Cathy December 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Every time you share something about Gary’s cooking, Bill gets more motivated to start his pit construction. I keep telling him he is going to have to break away from the cows long enough if he really wants to make this happen! There’s always a new baby or one more group to check or a customer to call, LOL!! at least through your sharing he can enjoy thinking about his outdoor cooking!! Love the post, wish we could visit with each other more often!

    • Mary Kay Falkner December 5, 2012 at 4:06 am - Reply

      I’ve had a taste or two of his cooking and all I can say is that he can come cook for me anytime. I know Jerry isn’t gonna cook for me!

  2. Terri November 29, 2012 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Yum-ME! ;). The most fun would be chatting and enjoying all of the prep time with you and Gary.. The steaks would be the cherry on top! Love and hugs and hope to share some of that wonderful chat time SOON! Terri

  3. Scott November 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    Why wasn’t I invited? Great job on the post Gary. Love the pic!

  4. Michelle November 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Hmm, Lemon juice. I bet that is good!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  5. Ashley Bray November 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Nothing beats a pot of beans and a good steak. Thank you so much for sharing.

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