Southwestern and Western-Americana regionally-inspired recipes including chicken fried steak, cowboy beans and cowboy steaks, and so many different types of chili! From the author of the Taste of Tucson and Unofficial Yellowstone Ranch cookbooks, Jackie Alpers. 

Pan roasted green beans with garlic and butter on a 6666 Ranch plate from Yellowstone cookbook author Jackie Alpers
"6666 Ranch" Pan Roasted Garlic Butter Green Beans
After a hard day’s work at the 6666 Ranch in Texas, Jimmy devoured a plate of Country Fried Steak smothered with gravy and a side of green beans. I'm sharing my recipe for Sheet Pan Roasted Green Beans to whet your appetite... you’ll have to wait for The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook for the main course.
"Meaner Than Evil" BBQ Hot Wings
BBQ hot wings recipe. Choose your own eating adventure with spice levels varying from hot to insanely hot.
"Train Station" Funeral Potatoes
A healthier recipe for the comforting cheese and hash brown potatoes casserole that's covered in baked sour cream and cheddar potato chips, with a cowboy inspired spin from Yellowstone's "train station."
"Yellowstone Ranch" Cast Iron Skillet Dinner Rolls
These dinner rolls which are baked and served in a cast iron skillet are right at home on the Dutton family table - a free bonus recipe from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
big spoonful of lentil caviar with a Sonoran vinaigrette and serrano peppers, red onions
Arizona Cowboy Caviar
My Arizona Cowboy Caviar is made with is made with lentils, chile peppers and red onion in a spicy citrus vinaigrette. It's similar to Texas Caviar made with black eyed peas and the lentils do resemble fish eggs.
Arroz Con Pollo Recipe - Tucson Sonoran Style
This Tucson Sonoran style Arroz con Pollo recipe is made with Salsa de chile fresco for medium spicy kick of heat.
Hot dogs tacos with beans and red onions with special sauce on corn tortillas.
Beanie Weenie Tacos
Is it a hot dog? Is it a taco? Is it Beans & Franks? Yes, it is! My hot dog tacos are made with charro beans and topped with pickled red onion and a special sauce. This recipe is an excerpt from Taste of Tucson: Sonoran Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona by Jackie
Berry Tinted Irish Soda Bread
Recipe for Irish soda bread with blueberries and currants inspired by 1923 from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook author Jackie Alpers. 
stack of bison nachos dripping with cheese. food photography and recipe by Jackie Alpers.
Bison Nachos
Bison are a seminal component of Western American history. The massive bison hunts of the 19th century resulted in their near extinction. With conservation efforts in place, the Yellowstone bison are considered the last truly wild herd of American plains bison in existence. Regenerative bison farms have reintroduced this healthy beef alternative into American food systems.
grilled corn with charred husks
Campfire Corn on the Cob
How to perfectly grill corn in the husk for campfires or cookouts using a grill or fire pit. The secret is soaking the ears first.
Irish Pasties- pastry filled with pot roast, potatoes and carrots..
Cara Dutton's Irish Pasties
Traditionally made with leftover Sunday pot roast, Butte pasties are a beloved Montana via Ireland tradition to this day. 
charro cowboy beans in a white side dish. Recipe photo from The Taste of Tucson Cookbook by Jackie Alpers
Charro Cowboy Beans
Vegan recipe for the saucy, whole Sonoran-style pinto beans that you see cowboys (charros) eating in old Western movies, from the Taste of Tucson cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
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Chelada Beer Cocktail
This super-refreshing citrus beer cocktail is served in a chile and salt rimmed glass over ice. It's kinda like a beer margarita. I love it because it's a big drink that lasts a long time and it has considerably less sugar and calories than a margarita. 
Chicken liver pate bites on pork rinds with pickles
Chicharrones, Cornichons & Chicken Liver Pate Bites
My choice for snack of the day is a crunchy Sonoran style Mexican and Jewish deli mashup. Try it, you'll like it.
Chicken Fried Steak Dinner
How to make the perfect chicken fried steak dinner - includes recipe links to my smoky mashed potatoes, sausage gravy, and garlic butter green beans. Fun fact!: The vintage plate shown in this photograph matches the one from Yellowstone that this meal was served to "Jimmy" on at the 6666 Ranch in Texas.
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Chicken Molé Amarillo Recipe from the Taste of Tucson Cookbook
Nuttier and less sweet than its chocolate based cousin, this version of Molé Amarillo is the personal creation of Chef Suzana Davila of Tucson's Cafe Poca Cosa. She specializes in these complex sauces, and her recipes are longtime local favorites which is one reason why I wanted to feature the recipe in my upcoming cookbook Taste of Tucson: Sonoran Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona. Serve this dish with tortillas and a pretty, salad, as Suzana would. 
Chile Colorado with Beef
Cubed beef simmered in red chile sauce for enchiladas, tacos, tostadas, salads or burritos. From the Taste of Tucson Cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
Sonoran style chicken salad served in lettuce wrap tacos
Chipotle Chicken Salad Wraps
Southwestern chipotle chicken salad recipe utilizing all of the elements of a great chicken salad: something oniony, something crunchy, something pickled, and something a little bit spicy. This recipe is Paleo, low-carb and gluten free.
chipotle deviled eggs topped with caviar and capers and sprinkled with chile
Chipotle Deviled Eggs With Caviar
These spicy, chipotle deviled eggs topped with caviar and capers are fancy yet simple. The perfect party food or indulgent yet healthy snack.
Ears of yellow corn with chipotle and cheese
Chipotle Lime Mexican Grilled Corn
Recipe for a lighter version of Sonoran - Mexican style grilled corn on the cob, with chipotle, crema and lime.
Breakfast taco with egg, chorizo and cheese from Taste of Tucson
Chorizo, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Taco
I ate this for breakfast every day for weeks while writing my Taste of Tucson cookbook. The fat from the chorizo makes the egg really crispy and adds a lot of flavor without too many extra calories.
Cincinnachos! Cincinnati-Style Chili Cheese Nachos:
Cincinnachos! Cincinnati Chili-Cheese Nachos
Ohio meets Arizona! Cincinnati chili cheese nachos. "Cincinnachos" are the best of everything for snacking season. Cincinnati Style Chili, tortilla chips, kidney beans, cheddar cheese, raw onions and jalapenos.
corn chowder topped with popped amaranth on a black background served in a Lodge Cast Iron bowl.
Creamed Corn Chowder with Popped Amaranth
This rich and creamy, charred corn chowder is made with lowfat buttermilk and topped with popped Amaranth which is a gluten-free, ancient grain native to the Western and Southwestern United States that can be popped like popcorn which a nice crunch.
a bright red whisky cocktail surrounded by red dominos
Drinks from the Yellowstone Bunkhouse: The Red Domino Cocktail
A cocktail recipe from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook author Jackie Alpers for Gin & juice - Yellowstone Style! With ingredients local to the Dutton family ranch. Drinks from the Yellowstone Bunkhouse: The Red Domino Cocktail.
Dry-fried asparagus is charred and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. Photography and recipe by Jackie Alpers using Westward Ho plates from the Yellowstone TV series
Dry-Fried Asparagus
Dry-fried asparagus is charred and crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside. It has direct contact to the pan without oil or butter. Asparagus grows wild in Montana where the Yellowstone TV series is filmed.
Cowboy Steak with grill marks on picnic table cloth
Grill The Perfect Cowboy Steak
Making authentic cowboy steaks is really easy. When I asked Bryan Keith, the Grill Master from Pinnacle Peak Steak House if he had any additional tips he said, "Put some love in it!"
grilled, cheese crusted quesadillas with carne asada and crispy corn tortillas inside
Grilled Sonoran-Style Carne Asada Quesadillas
Grilled flour tortillas stuffed with carne asada, green onions, cheese, & crispy corn tortilla chips for extra crunch! It's everything you always wanted in a quesadilla but with more crunch!
Dia des los Muertos Haunted Halloween Gingerbread house sugar skull
Haunted Halloween Gingerbread Houses
Haunted Halloween gingerbread houses including a Dia de los Muertos house inspired by the sugar skulls that typically signify the holiday.
dehydrated dried green and yellow chile rings in for chili powder
Homemade Chile Powder for Spice Blends
How to dehydrate and grind chile peppers, with recipes for chili powder and custom spice blends using fresh homegrown and/or exotic store bought chiles. Preserve expensive and/or hard to find chiles.
limeade garnished with a sprig of lavender
Lavender Limeade
Here's an easy summer beverage. Lavender Limeade is super easy and you don't need to add a bunch of sugar. The lavender flowers add their own sweetness.
spanish rice with chayote recipe photo
Mexican Rice with Chayote
Recipe for a hearty, spicy Sonoran style Mexican Rice with Chayote and Black Beans.
cast iron skillet with eggs simmering in a tomato crema sauce.
Mexican Shakshuka: Eggs Simmered in Tomato Crema
Similar variations of dishes develop in different parts of the world. Shakshuka is somewhat similar to Sonoran Eggs Diablo.
Sonoran Mexican street corn hot dog on a bolillo roll with street corn, mayo and lime.
Mexican Street Corn Hot Dogs
How to make The Elote Hot Dog. A whole beef jumbo hot dog is topped with roasted corn, mayo, lime and spices and served in a top-cut, whole grain bolillo roll. Food photo and recipe by Jackie Alpers.
molletes with egg, queso fresco, beans avocado and hot sauce
Molletes for Breakfast Anytime
These open-faced breakfast sandwiches are made by slathering refried beans onto toasted bolillo rolls and then heaping avocado slices, a fried egg, hot sauce, and lots of cheese on top.
he Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook's Montana Mule cocktail is made with whisky and sarsaparilla and served in a copper mug with lots of ice.
Montana Whisky Mule
The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook's Montana Mule cocktail is made with whisky and sarsaparilla and served in a copper mug.
Soup tureen filled with wild morel mushroom and onion, acorn soup and topped with cheese, a dried morel mushroom and toasted baguette slices.
Mushroom, Onion and Acorn Soup
Wild morel mushroom and onion soup with toasted bread and melted cheese inspired by ingredients local to Northern Montana where the TV series Yellowstone is set. From The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
gazpacho recipe photo
My Famous Gazpacho
Summertime tomato bliss - Jackie Alpers famous gazpacho recipe inspired by the film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
yellow bell pepper stuffed with nacho cheese, avocado jalapeños and tortilla chips
Nachos Supreme Stuffed Bell Peppers
Sweet bell peppers stuffed with creamy nacho cheese, avocado, pickled jalapeños, black beans and crunchy tortilla chips.
A stack of buttermilk biscuits served with butter and jam
Northern Style Southern Biscuits
Until recently, the only biscuits I ever made at home came from a Pop n' Fresh can, so when friends from overseas asked me for a real American biscuit recipe, I scoured every book I could find, starting with the biscuit tome Southern Biscuits by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart, and ending with Alton Brown's always insightful analysis in I'm Just Here for More Food: Food x Mixing + Heat = Baking.
plant based beef chili with vegan cheese and sour cream in a glass bowl on a patterned glass plate on a black background
Old West Style Chili
Old West style spicy vegan chili recipe made with plant-based meat, black beans and mushrooms. Served with vegan shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.
Pot Roast Braised in Irish Stout Beer
Pot roast with carrots and potatoes braised in Irish Stout beer is similar to recipes brought to the American West by Irish settlers. Inspired by the Yellowstone 1923 TV series. Use as the base for Cara Dutton's Irish Pasties recipe.
tepary beans, egg, avocado, quinoa, zucchini, in a red fiesta platter
Quinoa, Tepary Bean and Egg Breakfast Bowl
Start your day with this Tucson Sonoran style power breakfast bowl. It's high in protein, complex carbs and healthy fats.
rolled breakfast tacos
Rolled & Baked Breakfast Tacos
Wake, roll and bake for breakfast with these crispy rolled and baked sausage, egg and cheese breakfast tacos.
scrambled-eggs-and-gorgonzola recipe photo
Scrambled Eggs With Gorgonzola & Salsa
Eggs scrambled with Gorgonzola and Salsa. A salty, spicy twist on a traditional breakfast dish.
Sonoran Enchiladas
Recipe for Enchiladas Sonorenses: Flat Sonoran-style enchiladas are unique to the desert Southwestern region surrounding the Tucson/Sonora, Mexico border are small corn masa pancakes covered in red enchilada sauce.
Sonoran Hot Dog
Sonoran Hot Dogs
Sonoran Hot Dogs are a Tucson, Arizona tradition. This recipe comes from Daniel Contreras whose restaurant, El Guero Canelo was presented with a James Beard America’s Classics Award. This is his version of the Sonoran style hot dog which I am honored to include in my cookbook, Taste of Tucson.
Mexican street corn roasted corn kernels in a cheesy, creamy sauce
Sonoran Mexican Street Corn Cups
Recipe for Elote en Vaso. Roasted corn kernels in a creamy, cheesy sauce seasoned with chile, lime and chives.
burrito bowl recipe photo by Jackie Alpers
Sonoran Quinoa Burrito Bowl
Healthy burrito bowl recipe with quinoa, black beans and avocado tossed in a chipotle lime vinaigrette dressing.
Photo of salsa chicken tacos served in lettuce instead of tortillas
Sonoran Salsa Chicken Lettuce Tacos
Chicken slow-simmered in salsa, then shredded for serving in as a filling for tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and is keto when served in lettuce cups. 
chunky avocado guacamole with tomato, cheese and serrano chile in a glass bowl
Sonoran Style Chunky Guacamole
This chunky guacamole recipe from the Taste of Tucson cookbook is spicy, salty and creamy - yet crisp and bright with lots of citrus and a tiny bit of crunch.
Chicken tortilla soup with avocado and corn tortilla chips
Sonoran-Style Chicken Tortilla Soup
Make this Sonoran-Style Mexican chicken tortilla soup from the Taste of Tucson cookbook in 30 minutes or less!
bowl of Sonoran style red pozole with pork, hominy, citrus, chiles, red cabbage and green onions
Sonoran-Style Red Pozole
This pork and hominy Pozole is a traditional “low-and-slow” braising recipe. It takes about 3 ½ hours to cook from start to finish because pork shoulder is a fatty cut of meat that takes a while to break down. But the pork fat is what gives this soup its richness. My Sonoran-style version of this dish is topped with lots of fresh vegetables and citrus.
Green tomatillo salsa served on a corn tortillas chip on a bright white background
Sonoran-Style Spicy Salsa Verde
This Sonoran-style spicy green rice is like summer in Tucson – dependably hot, greener than you might expect, and full of complexities that must be experienced to be appreciate
Spicy ranch french onion dip recipe photo by Jackie Alpers
Spicy Ranch French Onion Dip
Spicy Ranch French Onion Dip. Two Dips That Live As One, Together At Last! 
Sonoran Style roasted potato salad in a vintage cup
Spicy Sonoran Potato Salad
Here in Southern Arizona, our famous Sonoran style Mexican food is often garnished with pickled red onions and Mexican limes. I've incorporated those flavors into this spicy potato salad tossed with a chile-lime vinaigrette.
green rice with peas, green onions, salsa verde, and Mexican Oregano
Spicy Sonoran-Style Mexican Green Rice
Spicy, Sonoran-style Mexican green rice (arroz verde) recipe made with tomatillo salsa verde, peas and cilantro from the Taste of Tucson cookbook.
spicy mashed potatoes garnished with BBQ seasoning and flaky salt on festive floral glass plates with a black fork.
Spicy, Smoky, Southwestern Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Because I’ve been known to eat a Thanksgiving meal that consists almost entirely of mashed potatoes and gravy, I replace the cream and some of the butter in the recipe with an aromatic garlic and chile infused broth that I cook the potatoes in, resulting in lighter mashed potatoes that are BIG on flavor.
Strawberry habernero tequila recipe photo
Strawberry Habanero Infused Tequila
This infused tequila makes a mean margarita or straight-up sipper.
hunks of candy nut brittle with cashews, peanuts
Sweet and Spicy Nut Brittle
Inspired by ingredients local to the Northwestern U.S. this crunchy, spicy, sweet mixed nut brittle is perfect for holiday gifting. Walnuts, hickory nuts, and hazelnuts are grown in Montana where the television series Yellowstone is set
sweet pepper poppers topped with cheese and panko
Sweet Pepper Poppers
How To Make Sweet Mini Pepper Poppers. I first developed this recipe for the Food Network.
Texas style Chile con Carne with cheese and sour cream recipe from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook by Jackie Alpers.
Texas-Style Chile con Carne
Chile Colorado con Carne recipe from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook. In the season 4 finale of Yellowstone, the bunkhouse gets into a heated debate over whether or not chili has beans. The Unofficial Yellowstone cookbook shares a recipe for both chili with and without beans because Texas where the character "Jimmy" had recently visited, is famous for their Chile Colorado which is made without beans - it's mainly beef and red chiles, and it is fabulous. Get the chili with beans recipe... and more in The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook.
Spicy Thai Mexican coleslaw
Thai-Mexican Coleslaw in Serrano Vinaigrette
This crunchy, salty, and spicy no-mayo Thai/Mexican coleslaw is an excellent companion to Sonoran style dishes. It's inspired by Som Tum (green papaya salad).
grilled pineapple and other fruit
The Muddler: Grilled Fruit Cocktail
The Muddler is a tropical cocktail made with muddled, grilled fruit, Mandarine Napoleon, tequila, and curry bitters for a hint of spice.
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The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook: Resource and Gift Guide
Shop for products from the Yellowstone TV series as seen in The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook by Jackie Alpers. This comprehensive list includes ingredients featured in the cookbook, cookware and plates and glassware used as props on Yellowstone, 1883 and 1923, and cooking resources.
masa pizza recipe photo
Three Sisters Pizza With Corn Masa Crust
Corn, beans and squash are three of the earliest domesticated crops grown by Native Americans in the Sonoran region. For this recipe, prepared corn masa, which is usually used to make tortillas or gorditas, is pressed into a cast iron skillet for the crust. If you've never tried tepary beans, this recipe is an excellent way to experiment with them, but you can substitute black beans instead if you want.
tri-colored smashed potatoes served with ketchup. Photo and recipe by Jackie Alpers author of the Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook.
Tri-Colored Smashed Potatoes
These tri-colored smashed potatoes utilize heirloom varieties of produce, which help restore diversity to local agriculture. This recipe is an outtake, cut for space from The Unofficial Yellowstone Cookbook. 
Tucson's Famous Topopo Salad
The topopo, Tucson's most iconic salad is visually stunning. It's made to look like volcano with lettuce piled on a bean tostada and surrounded with grilled shrimp, Tajin dipped vegetables and cheese. It's crowned with a green olive and a slice of tomato.
Watermelon moonshine in a bell jar on the back of a pickup truck. Served with lime to cut the burn.
Watermelon Moonshine
Easy recipe for Watermelon Moonshine inspired by the Lainey Wilson song featured on Yellowstone. Made in a mason jar and served with lime to cut the burn. 
dried lime and creosote floating in a chile rimmed margarita
Who Needs Green Beer When There Are Margaritas?
In Arizona we tend to forgo the green beer in favor of a lovely pale green margarita on St. Patrick's Day. You can make them easily at home without the high-sugar mix. If you use high end tequila and Grand Manier instead of tripe sec it's called a Cadillac margarita which are usually served in bigger proportions than a regular margarita.

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