A man named Kent Rollins has quietly been taking YouTube by storm with his “cowboy cooking” recipe videos, and it’s not hard to see why. Fans keep coming back to his YouTube channel for his no-fuss cooking style.
But that’s not the only thing they keep coming back for…
Born and raised along the banks of the Red River near Hollis, Oklahoma, Rollins learned how to cook from his mother when he was just six.
His mother always told him that whatever he cooks, he should always “cook from the heart.”
Rollins is a true Southern Gentleman.
His charming commentary provides the perfect backdrop for his relaxed approach to outdoor cooking.
To Rollins, the point of outdoor cooking is to keep it simple and take it slow…
…ideally with a few beers and a few good friends.
Although Rollins specializes in Dutch oven and cast iron cooking, he has a special place in his heart for chuck wagon cooking.
But, out of all Rollins’ YouTube videos, there’s one that stands out because it’s so popular…
Rollins takes a firm American favorite and puts his signature ‘cowboy’ spin on it.
So far, the video has garnered over 4 million views!
During the rolling lockdowns that rippled throughout the world in 2020, many people were looking for ‘copycat’ recipes for their favorite fast food items that they didn’t have to leave the house for.
Rollins’ recipe delivers both flavor and entertainment…
…Get ready for the Cowboy Big Mac!
The video begins with Rollins pulling up to a Mcdonald’s and ordering a Big Mac — for “research.”
Rollins, standing in his outdoor kitchen, introduces the iconic Big Mac:
“…You could get a Big Mac nearly anywhere. But folks, you know The Cowboy. We’re gonna jazz this thing up a little and we’re gonna make our own version of this Big Mac, but still keep it pretty traditionally [sic].”
Rollins begins to deconstruct the Big Mac and gingerly holds up the meat patties with a look of disdain on his face when he sees their size.
That ain’t the cowboy way!
“…this is a little thing that we may have to change…this is called a patty of meat. They claim it weighs one-eighth of a pound, but I did some research. That’s two ounces!” he exclaims.
Unimpressed with the tiny McDonald’s beef patties, Rollins opts for eight ounces of freshly minced beef for his burger.
The trick’s in the meat!
He emphasizes that the secret to a good burger is in the ratio of fat to meat — he’s chosen 80/20 certified Angus beef. Rollins also advises seasoning the patties just before they go on the grill and not any sooner.
But that’s not the only secret for a juicy, flavorful burger.
Rollins has whipped up a special sauce to go on his ‘Cowboy’ Big Mac.
It’s based on the original Big Mac secret sauce, only he’s added some extra ingredients to “jazz” it up.
- 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons of sweet relish
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of mustard
- 1 tablespoon of adobo sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (be sure to add 2 teaspoons of sugar to “mellow” the acidic flavor!)
- 1 1/2 of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- and 1/2 cup of fresh onion, finely chopped.
Rollins grills his beef patties on his grill, taking care to let the flames lick the patties and lightly toast the buns.
You’ll find the entire recipe in his video below… spoiler alert, it’s a vast improvement on the original!
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