Local cowboy cook brings home awards


Steve Hull and his cohorts, Mitch Morgan and Jeff Jenkins, recently returned from Texas and Kansas with pockets full of cash.
They did not knock over a convenience store. Their pocket stuffing was some prize money from a chuckwagon cooking contest. Hull and the boys try to make it to five or six events a year, which means he travels to states like Oklahoma, Kansas and Tennessee to show folks what chuckwagon cooking is all about.
They quickly empty their pockets paying for travel expenses and supplies.
Sometimes they get some cooking help from Jenkins’ daughter Rory, a dessert expert.
A big part of chuckwagon cooking is striving for authenticity by cooking the same way as the cowboys did in their day. Consequently, cast iron dutch ovens are the standard cooking device.
“You can cook anything in a dutch oven that you can cook on a stove or in a regular oven,” Hull said.
At the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Annual Ranch Rodeo on September 8 and 9, Hull’s team took first place in the bread and dessert categories with homemade sour dough rolls and peach cobbler cooked in their dutch ovens.
In Mahaffie, Kan. on September 23, Hull and crew competed in the Wild West Days and placed first in the meat dish category and first in the beans category.

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