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Spice Rub Mix – Great for Steaks, Roasts and more

This is hands down my favorite spice rub mix.  I use it almost every time we grill steaks.  It is a wonderful blend of some of my favorite spices

It keeps well and goes quickly. It is the perfect rub to use on all sorts meats for the grill.  It’s barbecue time!

Keep reading to learn how to make this handy rub.

This spice rub is simple to make and makes any meat taste great on the grill. Make some today!

Make your own Spice Rub Mix.

There are ll sorts of spice rubs on the market but I like to make my own.  I can tweak and re-tweak the recipe to get just the right flavor that my family and friends love.

This simple spice rub takes just minutes to make and costs a fraction as the same amount of a store bought rub.

Use it on steaks, pork chops and roasts.  It makes the flavor of the meat pop and gives you a delicious and savory taste that is amazing. My husband really loves it.

The rub is has a wonderful blend of dried herbs with just a hint of heat. It pairs beautifully with steaks, but is also great on pork shops, burgers and chicken parts.

I like it so much, I even use it on roast beef!Spices and herbs for a home made spice rub

To make the rub combine these spices together:

  • 2 1/2 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp pink sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp of onion flakes
  • 1 tbsp of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of red pepper
  • 1 tbsp of dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp of ground thyme.

I used freshly ground sea salt and cracked black peppercorns.  Using them gives the mix a much fresher flavor from these seasonings.

Plus it gives my upper arms a workout! 😉 Mix the spices well in a bowl with a whisk and store in an air tight jar. Mix the spice rub in a bowl with a whisk

To use, sprinkle liberally over both sides of your meat just before grilling.  Grill on a barbecue grill until the meat is done to your desired temperature.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.Use the spice rub to season meat before grilling.

The rub has heat from the red and black pepper, some crunch from the onion flakes, thyme and oregano and the flavor is savory and salty and makes meat taste great!

grilled steak with a spicy rub

This spice rub keeps well for months if you store it in an air tight jar.. The recipe makes about 2/3 cup of the spice rub mix.

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Yield: 2/3 jar

Spice Rub Mix.

Spice Rub Mix.

This is my favorite spice rub mix for grilling.  I use it almost every time we grill steaks.  It is a wonderful blend of some of my favorite spices. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • Makes 2/3 cup of spice mix
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoon pink sea salt (freshly ground)
  • 2 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 tablespoon of red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of ground thyme.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Place in a seal proof jar and use to season all types of meat.
  3. Make 2/3 cup.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 530mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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