Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Steak Rub Recipe

Here's my latest recipe. At the moment I'm in love with the spice cumin. When I lived in South Africa there was a little meat pastry thing that I ate almost every day called samosas. When I got back to the states I tried them when I finally found them and they had very little in common with the ones I remembered. I finally discovered the spice that was used to flavor the ground beef (cumin) and I'm now using it as much as I can. When I made the rub I wasn't sure how it would work out, but it did! And it uses most of my favorite spices, showing that more of a good thing can be wonderful:

Steak Rub

1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp lemon pepper
10 turns of our pepper grinder

Mix and rub down both sides of steak (this recipe was for two medium sized steaks). Cover rub with barbeque sauce (I used A1’s Chicago style marinade). Barbeque to your liking.

I then made a sauce to go with the steak by mixing the same spices together in a bowl and adding the rest of the Chicago style barbeque sauce to it and mixing it well. I refrigerated the entire thing for a little over and hour.

I drizzled the sauce over the cooked meat and watched as it disappeared (Sadie even ate a bunch while repeating “Meat!” over and over again).


  1. I like how you say, "When I lived in South Africa..." like this is something everyone does. :-)

    Have you ever talked about why you lived there? Do I just need to dig more through your post archives? :-)

    The rub sounds great!

  2. Hey, Cammie. I saw this once-a-month recipe and thought of you. I'm not sure what you do for breakfast, but maybe you'll like this, too!


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