Grilled Rib Eye Steak Rub Recipe

I got this steak rub recipe from my mate Dave, his recommendation was to try it on a grilled rib eye steak and I have to say that it's mighty fine and I've just got to pass that recommendation onto you!

Dave's steak rub recipe in action

You'll need a pestle and mortar for this steak rub recipe to grind up the cloves but after that it's all easily measured out in teaspoons.

There's enough here for about 4 good sized steaks but if you try it and like it, just multiply up the quantities and store in an airtight container in a cool dry place and you'll be perfectly set for a midweek barbecue treat.

Yield:- 3 tablespoons

Preparation Time:- 10 mins
Marinade Time:- 30 mins
Cooking Time:- 5 mins

Total Time:- 45 mins


This rub recipe contains mustard.


  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon all spice
  • ½ teaspoon mace
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves


Grind the cloves to a coarse powder in a pestle and mortar and then just teaspoon in the other ingredients, give it a quick mix and that's the job done. All you need now is some rib eye's to rub onto and you're ready to go.

It's best if you can use a shaker but if not sprinkle the rub onto the steaks and put them to one side for 30 minutes whilst the rub works into the meat. Don't be tempted to put them in the refrigerator because you want your steak to be at room temperature when you cook it. That way it will cook through more evenly and even if like me, you like your steak rare, at least you'll be guaranteed that it will be warm in the middle and not ice cold.

Grill over searingly hot coals or on the hotplate of your barbecue until the steak is done to your liking.

Steak isn't cheap (and certainly not ribeye) so you'll want to get the cooking to your liking and get it right first time. If you're worried about getting the cooking right then check out my page about how to grill steaks and I'll show you how to tell whether your steak is to your liking by feeling it.

See Also:-

Barbecue Rub Recipes
Grillet Fillet Steak
A BBQ Beef Recipe For The Kamado

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