Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter

Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter

The first step in making Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter is to actually make the smoked garlic recipe.

Once you have some golden delicious, slightly sweet smoked garlic cloves in your life you will be one happy gal or guy!

Either follow the recipe for Whole Smoked Garlic or Smoked Garlic Infused Olive Oil and you can use the garlic in recipes, on bread, and in this cowboy butter 🙂

Smoked Garlic Olive Oil

How to make Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter

In addition to the smoked garlic cloves, you’ll also need two sticks of butter at room temperature.

Also a lemon and either fresh thyme or chives.

cowboy butter ingredients

Put the butter in a food processor.

It will help so much being at room temperature.

Then add in 8 to 16 cloves of the smoked garlic, depending on how much smoked garlic flavor you prefer.

Next in goes some lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh thyme or chives, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

zesting a lemon into the butter

Just blend until smooth… that’s it!

Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter in the food processor

Store Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter in the fridge for a few days 🙂

Make sure it’s in a covered container.

And serve over grilled steaks, on bread, or toss with pasta.

Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter

These are two New York strips that I seasoned with olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, and steak seasoning.

Preheat the grill to medium high and grill the steaks 3 to 5 minutes per side.

Cook time will depend on the thickness of the steaks and how you like them cooked.

steak on the grill before cooking

And spoon some of this cowboy butter over the steaks to melt over top right before serving.

topping steak with the butter on the grill

Now THIS is a steak dinner I was proud to serve 🙂

The beautifully melted butter made for a great presentation AND an insanely juicy and flavor packed steak!

Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter


Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter

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Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter

Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter

Cheri Renee
Smoked Garlic Cowboy Butter recipe starts with whole smoked garlic or smoked garlic cloves blended into a flavored butter great for steaks!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 18 tablespoons
Calories 99 kcal


  • Smoker
  • Traeger/Pellet Grill


  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature
  • 8 to 16 smoked garlic cloves (link to recipe in post above)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves or chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tsps lemon zest
  • kosher salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes


  • Put the butter into a food processor.
  • Add the smoked garlic cloves, thyme or chives, lemon juice, lemon zest, kosher salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Blend until smooth. Store the butter in a covered container in the refrigerator for a few days. Serve on grilled steak, potatoes, bread, and/or toss with pasta.
Keyword Cowboy Butter, Easy, Garlic, Grilled, Pellet Grill, Recipe, Smoked, Steak, TikTok, Traeger, Whole Garlic

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