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Will San Antonio host a cowboy breakfast?
This year, the Cowboy Breakfast 2022 is an exclusive event for San Antonio’s first responders.
What did cowboys eat in the morning?
The National Western Stock Show, which brings herds of cattle, livestock, and cowboys to our city each January, is one of our favorite annual Denver events. With so many cowboys and cattle in town, we were curious about the origin of the term “Cowboy Breakfast” and what it refers to historically.
- As it turns out, the term “cowboy breakfast” originated during the American frontier era in the old west.
- Original frontiersmen and women and cowboys were hardworking individuals who required a hearty, rib-sticking breakfast to fuel them for long days on the cattle drive or on the ranch.
- Frontier breakfasts were often limited by what could be easily stored and transported on the chuck –wagon.
Breakfasts consisted of dried beans, flour, cornmeal, coffee beans, lard, hard-crackers, and large portions of salted-cured meat. Each morning, the cowboys cooked breakfast over a hot fire using cast iron grills, skillets, and pots. Meals typically consisted of hot coffee, a large pot of beans, and lard-slathered biscuits baked in a cast-iron pot.
Today, a “Cowboy Breakfast” consists of eggs and skillet potatoes, bacon or sausage, and possibly biscuits and gravy. Since the days of the American frontier, one thing has remained constant: a cowboy breakfast will stick to your ribs and keep you going all day! If you are out for breakfast in Denver, we’d love to share with you our version of a cowboy breakfast.
You’ll enjoy our Biscuits and Gravy or our Cowboy Omelet, which is stuffed with diced ham, bacon, and Tillamook cheddar cheese and smothered in our homemade sausage gravy and served with three buttermilk pancakes. Enjoy Denver’s National Western Stock Show!