Last Christmas, Dave’s parents gave us a quarter of a cow as our Christmas gift — everything from boatloads of fresh ground beef to delicious roasts and steaks. We got the meat in March, and 7 months later, we still have a nice supply of beef in our freezer!
Prior to our humongous meat delivery, Dave and I didn’t eat steak all that often — partially because it’s more expensive than other meats, but also because we didn’t have a great recipe for seasoning it.
However, after I neatly stacked a pile of delicious steaks in our deep freezer last spring, I decided I needed to find a really great dry steak rub that I could make ahead and have on hand whenever we wanted to grill up a few steaks.
After the very first time I used this “amazing steak rub” on our steaks, I knew this would be my go-to rub for steaks and other meats!
The flavors in this spice rub are fabulous — strong enough, but not TOO strong that they take away from the taste of the meat itself.
This recipe is easily doubled or tripled if you want to make a lot at one time… and I’m certain it will still taste great even if you need to omit or swap out a few ingredients.
Recipe for Amazing Steak Rub
makes enough for 8-10 steaks
- 2 Tbl. coarse salt
- 2 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. Paprika
- 1/2 tsp. Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Onion flakes or onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp. Turmeric
- mix all ingredients in a small bowl
- rub mixture onto all sides of steak
- cover and let sit for 30-40 minutes
- grill or cook meat as desired
- store leftover steak rub in a ziptop bag or an empty spice jar
I often make a double batch of this steak rub, and store it in my spice cabinet to use on steaks (or other meats).
I have a couple other meat marinade recipes (see below) we really like… but I love that it’s a DRY rub so I can store it easily — or even take it with us if we’re going to a BBQ at another house. Plus, it only requires 30-40 minutes on the meat to make a huge flavor impact, so it’s great if you’re short on time.
LIQUID MARINADE RECIPES:
If you’re looking for a good dry rub that uses relatively “normal” spices and can be stored for several months, this rub is for you!
Do you have any favorite meat rub recipes?
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