Steak Rub

Steak Rub

Steak purists may believe that salt and pepper are sufficient for seasoning a steak. However, at BBQ Hero, we’re huge fans of this incredibly flavorful steak rub to elevate the cut of meat.

Steak Rub Recipe

Homemade seasoning can take your steak to the next level. Whether you’re smoking or grilling your steak, this rub will add incredible flavor that can be paired with a huge variety of side dishes to complement the taste.

For a steak rub that will elevate your meat to a heavenly level, read on:

  1. Measure out the right amount of each ingredient.
  2. Combine all ingredients together & mix thoroughly.
  3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container for future use.

How To Make Steak Rub

This recipe is simple yet incredible. With only a few ingredients, the result will be a herby, salty mixture that pairs perfectly with any cut of steak. This recipe does make enough for around 2lbs of meat if you’re generously seasoning your steaks.

Recipe Overview

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Wood Flavour: N/A
  • Cooking Temperature: N/A
  • Servings: 2lb of meat

Required Tools

  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Funnel (optional – if storing)
  • Airtight Container (optional – if storing)
  • Anti-Moisture Silica Packet (optional – if storing)


  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika

Making Steak Rub

  1. Measure out the right amount of each ingredient.
  2. Combine all ingredients together & mix thoroughly.
  3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container for future use.
Steak Rub
Steak Rub

Making Steak Rub

1 – Measure Ingredients

Using measuring spoons or weighing scales, measure out the correct amount of each ingredient.

This batch provides the right amount for approximately 2lbs of meat. If you want to store your rub for later use, scale your measurement sizes appropriately.

2 – Combine & Mix

Combine all of your ingredients together in a mixing bowl & mix thoroughly until fully combined. During this process, you want to combine so thoroughly that you can’t tell which seasonings have been used (no groupings of any particular seasoning).

3 – Use Or Store

Use the steak rub immediately by patting your meat carefully yet generously. Remember that rub adds incredible flavor to your meat, so be as generous as you like with the seasoning.

We recommend using this rub on just about any cut of steak. Our favorites for this rub are Smoked New York Steak or Amazing Smoked T-Bone Steak.

Alternatively, if you want to keep all or part of your rub for later use, use a funnel to pour your seasoning into an airtight container. If you have a silica anti-moisture pack, place this inside the container to keep the rub fresher for longer. Store your container in a cool, dry place, and your rub can last for months.

Steak Rub FAQs

What Is The Best Steak Rub?

Some backyard enthusiasts say that salt and pepper are all you need for the perfect flame-grilled steak. However, we love using this simple steak rub instead, comprising of salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme, rosemary, onion powder, and smoked paprika.

What’s The Best Way To Season Steak?

We recommend applying a generous amount of seasoning to all sides of the steak and refrigerating it for a minimum of 30 minutes to allow the flavors to melt into the meat.

How Do I Store Homemade Steak Rub?

Homemade steak rub should last around six months when stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. If you have a silica packet, add it to your rub to ensure moisture stays out.

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