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Beef Rub Recipe


Cow Curst BBQ rub on cooked steak
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Make any cut of beef sing with the addition of our world famous Cow Crust dry rub seasoning blend.

Serve with: beef and a bold red wine.


Course:
Sauces and Condiments
Cuisine:
American

Makes:

About 1/4 cup/37.9 grams
Servings: 48 1/4-teaspoon servings

Takes:

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme or oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon American paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle or cayenne powder
Notes:
About the rosemary. You can leave the leaves whole or break them a bit with your hands. I throw them into a mortar and pestle and crush them just a bit to release their flavors. If you have fresh, double the quantity and coarsely chop it.
About the chipotle. Don't be a wuss. This is only 1/2 teaspoon for 10 pounds/4.5 kilograms of meat, and it is all on the surface, not the interior. Like a viola, you don't notice it, but take it out of the orchestra and something is missing.
Optional. Add 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder to the dry mix and/or 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish to the paste.
Metric conversion:

These recipes were created in US Customary measurements and the conversion to metric is being done by calculations. They should be accurate, but it is possible there could be an error. If you find one, please let us know in the comments at the bottom of the page

Method

  • Prep. Mix everything together in a bowl.
  • Storing the rub. If you are not using immediately, store in a jar for use later or proceed to the next step if you plan to use it now.
  • To use. Dry brine the meat hours in advance. When it is time to use the rub, you can use it straight, or mix 1 part of the dry rub with 1 part water to make a paste. (Note: You can use oil, but the herbs dissolve better in water).
    BBQ dry rub paste in a bowl
  • Pat the meat dry with paper towels, pour the paste on and rub it in. You can cook right away.

Nutrition

Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg