Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Buckaroo Bundle Re-Post

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. :)

Buckaroo Bundles

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!


Kristie said...

They look delicious! I will have to try these!

Pauline said...

When I saw your post last week, I went back through your recipes and found the original, lucky me, everything worked. Got to try it very soon. Thanks!

Angie said...

These look delicious! and different. Sort of like a Cornish Pastie. Can't wait to try them. Thank you for the recipe.

Deborah Hamilton said...

mmm...that looks delicious!

laverne said...

Yummy!Hope I,m doing it right now on the reply ,I am NOT good with technology stuff!I related to your post here while back about technology!Always look forward to your posts!If this isn't right could you let me know in the comments?Thanks

laverne said...

sure hope I am no longer a non replier!Could you please let me know?I really relate to your post here while back on technology!The buckaroo bundles sure look good!

Staci said...

Your blog is making me hungry again......sigh.......

Michigan Gal said...

My stomach is growling! Those look great. :)

Scrappy/Cindy said...

About how long does it take to thaw out the frozen bread? I definitely want to try these. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ranch Wife said...

Scrappy/Cindy - I couldn't comment back because you showed up as a non-reply blogger so I thought I'd get back to you here. Hope you see this. It probably takes about 3-4 hours for the bread to thaw out enough to roll it out.

Scrappy/Cindy said...

Thank you! I am going to make them tonight! Do you know how I can fix that non-reply blogger so that isn't a problem in the future?
Actually, maybe I just figured it out.

Denise :) said...

I'm so saving this -- they look *yummy* and I love meat hidden by bread. Seriously. :)

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