Quick Steak Rub Mix

Yes… I know… a lot of my recipes have had the word “Quick” in them lately (as will the next post), but that seems to be the name of the game this week.  I don’t know if it’s just dealing with the loss of our well loved dog Kita or not but I have not been very motivated this week.

This is a recipe for a very flavourful rub to use on steak, or I suppose any other type of meat on the BBQ.  When I was grocery shopping on Friday sirloin steaks were on for a really good price so I picked up 4 of them.  I wasn’t sure if the boys would eat them all in one sitting…. but they did lol… I guess I shouldn’t have been that surprised.  BBQ steak is one of Chris’ favourite meals… throw in a baked potato or two with sour cream, some mushroom and onion cooked on the BBQ and he is right in his dinner element!

Chris told me that steaks cooked in this rub don’t even require any type of BBQ sauce or steak sauce, they are awesome as they are!

(This recipe would also be great made in bulk and placed in nice jars to gift)



This is what I started with for the rub.


I mixed all the ingredients together in a small bowl.


“Rubbed” it all over the steaks…. top, bottom and sides…


And then covered them with plastic wrap and let them sit in the fridge to absorb the flavours for about an hour.


And then Chris BBQed them on medium high heat for about 10 minutes a side but you can cook them to your desired doneness before smothering them in mushrooms, onions, or whatever you like on your steaks… or just eat them as is… that’s what Dillon does!



Quick Steak Rub Mix

Preparation Time: 10 minutes  Chill Time: 1 hour + Servings: will do 5 – 6 steaks


  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 2 tsp. sea salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Rub mixture into steaks, making sure to coat top, bottom and sides.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  4. BBQ steaks to desired doneness.
  5. Remove from BBQ and serve.

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