This Beef Rub Recipe is the perfect blend of seasoning and taste delicious rubbed on your favorite steak. This blend is a must if you love to grill out.

Beef Rub Seasoning in a mason jar with a teaspoon full of it

Homemade Beef Rub:

If you love grilling out steaks then you must make this Homemade Beef Rub. We love to keep our pantry stocked with this beef rub seasoning blend. It is loaded with flavor and easy to make.

The seasoning can easily be changed to what you have on hand. It is easy to store in a air tight container to easily sprinkle on your favorite steaks.

steaks on the grill

What is a Beef Rub?

A beef rub can consist of a dry rub or a wet rub. It is a rub that is placed on a steak to enhance the flavor to your meats. Adding a rub can take your meats to mouthwatering.

Anytime we grill, we love to add blend of spice or a wet rub for a delicious meat everyone enjoys.

Beef Rub Seasoning in a mason jar with a teaspoon full of it

How to Apply a Dry Rub:

Applying the dry rub is as simple as making the dry rub. Once the spices have been combined, sprinkle about 1 tablespoon or a generous amount of rub per pound on the beef. You can press with your hands or a paper towel.

Begin rubbing the spices into the meat making sure you get all edges of the steak. This allows your steak to grill perfectly and taste amazing.

Ingredients needed - kosher salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, dried oregano, paprika

Ingredients: 

  • Kosher Salt 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Onion Powder 
  • Dried Oregano 
  • Paprika 

How to Make a Beef Rub: 

  • Step 1 – Combine Ingredients – Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. 
Mixing the dry rub in a bowl
  • Step 2 – Rub seasoning on steak – Season beef with approximately 1 Tablespoon per pound.  Rub into the beef rib and grill based on your preference. This would also be delicious rubbed into a brisket rub.
Dry rub seasoning sprinkled on the steak

How to Store Homemade Dry Rub:

Store this spice blend beef rub mixture in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5-6 months.  

Beef Rub Seasoning in a mason jar with a teaspoon full of it

When to Use a Dry Rub:

There are many opinions in regards to when apply a dry rub. Some say to apply right before you grill the meat and others say that it needs to marinate for a few hours to overnight.

We have added the seasoning at different times depending on if I am cooking for a crowd or just my family. Honestly, the taste of the steak really didn’t taste much difference how long we left it on there.

We recommend adding the dry rub as you feel it is necessary, we usually add the dry rub and grill.

How Much Rub to use:

The amount rub it all depends on your preference. We start with about 2 tablespoons per pound when sprinkling it on our steak. You can easily add more or less depending on your preference.

It is recommended that you apply the seasoning evenly over the meat and no dry spots. The results will be flavorful steaks the whole family will enjoy.

Beef Rub Seasoning in a mason jar with a teaspoon full of it

Dry Rub vs Wet Rub:

Using a dry rub or a wet rub all depends on the flavors that you are wanting to add to your meat. A dry rub consist of dry seasoning that are combined and added to your steak.

A wet rub consist of the dry seasoning and then blended with a oil or another type of liquid. The dry rub is usually added prior to the meat being added to the grill but a wet rub is added before, after, or during the grilling process.

It all depends on your preference and the taste you are looking for.

Beef Rub Seasoning in a mason jar with a teaspoon full of it

Variations to the Beef Rub:

This beef rub is delicious the way it is. But you can definitely change or add in one of these additional seasoning.

  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Sea Salt

Easy Beef Rub Recipe:

With just a few different spices, you can easily make simple beef rub seasoning that tastes amazing. It takes minutes to prepare and all the ingredients are combine in a mixing bowl. Storing homemade spice mix is easy to do.

You are going to love having this beef rub to use for all your grilling beef recipes. It’s easy to have this on hand to save you time and money.

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Beef Rub

5 from 4 votes
This Beef Rub Recipe is the perfect blend of seasoning and taste delicious rubbed on your favorite steak. This blend is a must if you love to grill out.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 15
Cuisine American
Course Marinade & Seasonings
Calories 5
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Season beef with approximately 1 Tablespoon per pound.  Rub into the beef and grill based on your preference.

Recipe Notes

Store this beef rub mixture in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5-6 months.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 5kcal, Carbohydrates 1g, Protein 0.2g, Fat 0.03g, Saturated Fat 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g, Sodium 3773mg, Potassium 20mg, Fiber 0.3g, Sugar 0.1g, Vitamin A 26IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 10mg, Iron 0.2mg

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