I posted this recipe back in 2008, but after I mentioned them recently, I had a lot of requests for the recipe and I guess my link wasn't working so your wish is my command, but I am re-purposing the old photos. :)
These are so good! They freeze well too, but they never make it that long around here. 24 Buckaroo Bundles lasted 24 hours although we did have our camp man, Jake, over for dinner and I sent some home with him since his wife and kids were away for a few days.
I used to make these for DH to pack into his saddle bags when he would take off horseback to check cattle and not be back for dinner. They were a great alternative to a smooshed sandwich! Not too long ago, I had to fix them for the crew because one of the day hands said that I was famous for my cooking. Hmmm...that could be good or bad. Turns out he was talking about these Buckaroo Bundles. I fixed them for a crew years ago once when I had to haul a handheld dinner to them on another part of the ranch. Apparently one of the fellas who had never helped us before, walked up to the tailgate and saw the bread and said, "Man! All we get is rolls?" He grabbed one and bit into it and told everyone that was the best thing he had ever eaten. That was back in Texas. Seems that story had made the rounds. And just to set the record straight, I did not only serve rolls. They had a couple different kinds of chips and sticks of cheese and stuffed jalapenos and baby carrots and 2 kinds of homemade cookies. They did not go hungry. Humph. :)
3 loaves frozen bread dough
2 lbs lean ground beef
1 chopped onion
Pepper, garlic, seasoning salt to taste
5 potatoes, peeled and cubed (I dice these pretty small)
green chile (If you can get your hands on fresh green chile, I highly recommend it! It really does make all the difference)
*Thaw out bread dough (don't let it rise, just let it thaw out enough so that it can be rolled out)
*Brown the ground beef and onion, season to taste
*In the meantime, cook the potatoes (I fix mine in the Wok, and they look like this)
*When the potatoes are done, add them to the cooked ground beef.
*Toss in the green chile (amounts will depend on whether you like it with a bit of heat to it or not. Around here, we go through a lot of green chile. Here's what it looks like when the potatoes and green chile are added:
*Roll out a loaf of dough and cut into 8 squares like this:
*Roll out each square. Place a couple good tablespoons of meat mixture in the middle and seal the dough around the meat. It will look like a baseball:
*Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350° for about 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned.
I have made these hundreds of time in the past 25 years. They are great for picnics, potlucks, ropings, ranch rodeos, and stock shows. Enjoy!