This easy steak rub makes grilled dinner burst with flavor! The seasoned steak is delicious alone or on my beet & goat cheese salad with grilled asparagus and sweet potatoes. It’s perfect for summer entertaining.
Easy Steak Rub Recipe for the Grill
I love grilling; actually more than I ever thought I would. I think when you enjoy playing with food flavors it becomes a whole new playground of opportunity for the palate and because it really only rolls around once a year in the northeast I appreciate it even more.
When I’m grilling steak I love a great meat rub and this very easy steak rub adds just the right punch of flavor. I generously apply it to both sides of the steak, rub it in and let it set in the refrigerator, covered, for a couple of hours before grilling. It’s a mix of sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard and white pepper.
I have included the easy steak rub recipe and all of the measurements below in a printable format for you.
This grilled steak can be delicious all on it’s own, but I love it when it’s part of salad combo. Here is one of my favorite ways to serve this easy steak rub recipe.
First I clean fresh asparagus and snap off the bitter root. I toss it in a light coat of olive oil, 1 large clove of minced garlic and sea salt. I place the prepped asparagus in a grill basket and grill them until they are tender. Mmmm, they are so good to just grab and eat, but save some for the salad (wink).
At the same time I’m grilling the asparagus, I roast sweet potatoes on the grill. If you are uncertain about the sweet potatoes, just give this entire recipe a try. Even my not so keen sweet potato guy likes these.
I peel, slice and dice the sweet potatoes and place the sweet potatoes in a bowl. Then I stir together 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon of sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder together separately in a small bowl. I toss the diced sweet potatoes with a light layer of canola oil, sprinkle in the spiced cinnamon mixture and mix well until everything is coated.
I pour the sweet potatoes into foil, make a full foil pocket for them and place them on the grill.
Once everything is cooking, I whip up a super easy salad with a few layers of spring mix, fresh cut beets, honey goat cheese and shelled pistachios.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I often cheat and grab the fresh organic beets that are prepped and packaged in the produce aisle by Melissa’s Produce .
And that’s it! I add the grilled asparagus and sweet potatoes and grilled steak on top of my salad and then I drizzle my favorite balsamic dressing on top to finish it off. And let’s just say, while I am no wine connoisseur, a nice crisp glass of Pinot Grigio on a summer evening is just the right wrap up to this meal for me. However, I believe someone more skilled in wine selections will choose something more full bodied in texture and flavor.
Here is the Easy Steak Rub Recipe in a printable format for your convenience;
- 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- ½ teaspoon white pepper
Stir the sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dry mustard and white pepper together. Generously coat one side of the steak with the rub; rub it in. Flip the steak over and rub the rest of the rub on that side of the steak. Put it on a plate, wrap it with plastic wrap and let it set in the fridge for two hours (or longer) until you are ready to grill.
Grill the steak.
Grilling time will depend on the type of steak, thickness and how you
like your meat cooked; rare, medium rare or well done.
Looking for more great grilled flavor? Check out my onion burger recipes. It’s easy, it’s delicious, it’s worth the try…