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    5 Steak Rubs for Grilling

    5 Steak Rubs for Grilling. Photo by Barb Gertz

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    chia's Note:

    from cooks illustrated, these are great for any type of grilled steaks. choose your rub and get grilling

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    1-chile-cumin spice rub

    2-cocoa cumin allspice rub

    3- tarragon mustard seed rub

    4- pepper coriander rub

    5- star anise coffee rub


    1. 1
      for each rub:.
    2. 2
      combine all ingredients in a spice or coffee grinder until well ground.
    3. 3
      rub on any type of steak 2 hours prior to grilling.
    4. 4
      store extra rub in a container in a dry spot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 08, 2009


      My husband made the Cocoa Cumin Allspice rub last night and grilled up a couple steaks, and I would say it was a WONDERFUL rub. I disagree with the previous reviewer that the cumin overpowered the rub- I thought it went quite nicely with the amount of cocoa and everything else. We had never tried anything like that before, and really liked it. I would definately make it again and also try the other rubs. Thanks for posting!

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    • on April 12, 2006


      Tonight we tried #2-cocoa cumin allspice rub. Good, but not great. I tried this one first because it sounded interesting (never tried cocoa on steak before). It didn't ruin a good steak or anything, but it wasn't incredible. The cumin was fairly overpowering (in fact you could barely taste anything else) and we ended up adding a lot more salt after the steaks were cooked. I'll try to salvage the leftover mix by adding more of everything except for the cumin. I'm still planning on trying the other mixes soon. Hopefully we'll like the others better. — Apr 11, 2006 update: I've added another star after trying #4- pepper coriander rub tonight. It had more of a kick than I was expecting and an almost jerky like flavor. I subbed white pepper for black as I was out. I think it effected the taste a little, but not in a bad way. We both liked this one better than #2.

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    • on July 03, 2005


      We just got through trying Rub #4. It was superb. My DH said it was the best steak he had ever eaten. Will be trying the others soon. Thanks for the great tasting recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for 5 Steak Rubs for Grilling

    Serving Size: 1 (248 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2308.5
    Calories from Fat 598
    Total Fat 66.5 g
    Saturated Fat 9.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 87647.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 464.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 172.9 g
    Sugars 48.8 g
    Protein 102.0 g

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    star anise

    coffee beans

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