Total Time
24hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 24 hrs

This was the winner of the 2000 Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival. I rub this on steaks and leave at least overnight. You will have the most tasty and tender steak EVER! My friends won't let me serve steak any other way. Use a good cut of meat--rib eyes or NY strip.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. thoroghly mix all ingredients.
  2. Rub on steaks.
  3. Cover and refrigerate steaks overnight.


Most Helpful

Made this rub as directed with one exception -- used less cayenne (may add more later if needed). The flavors are really good and yes, it does have a sweet taste, but Texas brisket and ribs are known for having a sweet-flavored dry rub. You can always use a vinegar-based mop sauce or bbq sauce, but the brown sugar really helps to tenderize the meat. I'm not sure if I would use this on a steak, but I will definitely use it on baby back ribs and smoked brisket. Made for the Football Tag, October, 2013.

DailyInspiration October 25, 2013

I made this rub a couple weeks ago, but didn't actually use it on anything until this week. I used it on some country style ribs. I agree with a couple other reviewers that commented on how sweet it was. I, too, will use a little less sugar next time (and there will be a next time). I like the fact that I could make it ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in my cupboard. Thanks for posting. (Made for Football 2013 tag - week 2)

rosie316 October 03, 2013

excellent, used a less sugar though so it had more of a kick

bur0203 July 11, 2011

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