Tim & Seth from Marketing Cook Spotted Pup – A Chuck Wagon Favorite

Posted on May 12, 2021 by Tim in

Seth from Marketing asked me to put the Spotted Pup recipe from “The Chuck Wagon Cookbook” from the Museum Store into a “recipe blog.” Since I didn’t know what a “recipe blog” was exactly, I asked Google.

There sure are a lot of “recipe blogs” out there and even though they are all different kinds of foods, all the “recipe blogs” are kind of the same.

They all start out with some kind of story. A long, long story that has nothing to do with the recipe. So here goes…

“It was the spring of 2021. The spring had been spring-like in Oklahoma much like other springs. Seth from Marketing and Michael Grauer, McCasland Chair of Cowboy Culture/Curator of Cowboy Collections and Western Art and I were planning a road trip down Route 66.

Our first stop was Love’s Travel Stop where we stocked up on sodas and supplies for our drive West. The snacks were a perfect combo of salty, sweet, crunchy, snacky, Love’s-y, but something was missing. We all agreed we needed some Spotted Pup. So we turned around and went back to the Museum to make some using this recipe.”

Usually, this introduction part is much longer but you folks are just here for the recipe, so I won’t waste any more of your time.

The Spotted Pup “Recipe Blog”

1 ½ cups milk
½ cup heavy (whipping) cream
5 large eggs, beaten
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups cooked rice
1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F. Lightly butter a 9-inch square glass baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the milk, cream, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Stir in the rice and raisins. Transfer to a baking dish.
  3. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Serve the pudding warm, chilled, or at room temperature.

This puppy looks done. Lol!

And now...the moment of truth.

Not bad, if we do say so ourselves. And we do. Lol!

Now it’s your turn. Lol! I want to see your “Spotted Pups.” Post them to the social media and “tag” us so I can see and share them. You’re the Cookie now.

Annual Chuck Wagon Festival

Join us for Chuck Wagon May 29-30 for a fun-filled family weekend showcasing chuck wagon and Native food samples, artisan demonstrations, live music and Western reenactors. Stop by socially-distanced craft stations and pick up take-and-make activities including bandanas for coloring, butter making with Ag in the Classroom, and more!
Admission purchased at the door: $15 per person, free for children 12 & under. Free for Museum members.

Get Your Own Chuck Wagon Cookbook

Want to try your hand at “Spotted Pup” or other chuck wagon favorites? Pick up your copy of the “The Chuck Wagon Cookbook” at the Museum Store or online here.

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