Kansas City Rub
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My husband & I were experimenting with some steak. We wanted a dry rub to season it instead of our usual store-bought steak seasoning. This rub was bold & flavorful we didn’t need steak sauce or anything. My husband couldn’t stop talking about how it has been a really long time since he has had a steak good enough that he didn’t need steak sauce.
The flavors are sweet & sassy. It’s got that heat from the cayenne with the caramelization of the brown sugar. If you are grilling steak this summer, this is a recipe worth trying.
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 3/4 tsp black pepper
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp chili powder
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 tsp cayenne powder
- 3/4 tsp dry mustard
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor & blend until combined.
- Rub generously onto steak or ribs & grill until desired doneness.
- Store any extra, un-contaminated rub in a closed container.