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Robust Rubs for Grilling Steaks

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 mins

If you want a switch from simple salt and pepper, try a rub. Rubs can be wet or dry and work well on any Grilling Steak. Combing ingredients and rub mix into the meat. Cook right away or refrigerate for several hour before grilling. These recipes make enough rub for a least 1 to 2 lb (500 g to 1 kg) of steak. Any remaining rub can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Beef Rubs

Mustard and Peppercorn Crust

Rub 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard evenly over steaks or roast. Press 1 tbsp (15 mL) coarsely crushed black peppercorns into surfaces. Cook as desired.

Tex Mex Rub

Combine 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, onion powder and garlic powder. Rub evenly over steaks or roasts. Cook as desired.

Herb and Spice Rub

Combine 1 tbsp (15 mL) dried parsley or chives, 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH paprika and garlic powder and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper. Rub evenly over steaks or roast. Cook as desired.

Curry in a Hurry

Combine 3 tbsp curry paste, 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro and 1 clove garlic, minced.

Moroccan Mix

Combine 2 tbsp EACH paprika and ground coriander, 1 tbsp EACH ground cumin and chopped fresh mint, 1 tsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp EACH ground allspice and sea salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper.

Spanish Special

Combine 1 tbsp EACH smoked paprika and chopped fresh rosemary, 1 clove garlic, minced, 1 tsp sea salt and 1/2 tsp ground pepper. Finished grilled steaks with a squeeze of lemon.

Cooking Tips:

These simple rubs can also be used to season Beef Oven Roasts and Rotisserie Roasts.