Chuck wagon son-of-s-gun-in-a-sack

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
1 cup Dried fruit such as raisins
1 tablespoon Baking soda
1 cup Bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1 cup Ground beef suet
1 cup Canned milk
1 cup Molasses

Mix dry ingredients together. Add suet and mix well. Stir in milk and molasses until well mixed. Pour mixture into a cloth sack and tie with a string. Place in a large pot of boiling water, cover and boil gently for 2 hours. Serve warm with sweetened canned milk or cream if available.

NOTES: When the coosie wanted to return a favor to a cowhand who had brought in some dry firewood (or cow chips) off the range, or if there was a special occasion, he would make this boiled suet pudding. He would add raisins or dried apples if available. Some sources say it got its name because it was so difficult to make and others because it was so good.

There was a cowboy named Zack, That wanted a wife in his shack, He said he didn't care about looks, Just as long as she cooks, Good Son-of-a-gun-in-a-sack!

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 262 by James and Susan Kirkland <kirkland@...> on Nov 16, 1997

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