Ranch Cooking
Served on rustic tables in a shady grove or under a starry sky, ranch meals are famous for delicious food and lively conversation. Dinner is casual and relaxed by nature, descended from peaceful evenings around trailside campfires and convivial barbecues after cattle roundups, when cowboys gathered to savor the smoky flavors of meats grilled over blazing wood fires.

Here, we continue the tradition with sophisticated renditions of hearty ranch fare, from chili-lime chicken with corn wagon wheels to smoky spicy brisket. These dishes are perfect for summer entertaining in the great outdoors.