Take your steak cooking to whole new heights with this flavorful tomahawk steak rub. This rub is simple to make and very easy to use!
Tomahawk steaks are one of my favorite things to grill, but a good rub makes a difference between a good steak and a fantastic one. Since these steaks can be relatively thick, it’s a good idea to go a little heavier on the seasoning. This recipe makes enough for one large or two standard-sized tomahawk steaks.
Making this rub:
As mentioned earlier, this is a simple, five-ingredient steak rub. The beauty is that most of these ingredients are available in your local grocery store.
- Salt: You’ll need a coarse salt like kosher or sea salt. I also like using Argentinian salt in my beef recipes.
- Black pepper: This recipe calls for a standard, fine grind black pepper. However, if you are partial to coarse ground black pepper, please feel free to use it. Instead of using 1/2 tablespoon, use 1 tablespoon of coarse or medium ground pepper.
- Granulated garlic: I love this stuff! The main difference between granulated garlic versus garlic powder is the texture. They are made of the same ingredients, but garlic powder is pulverized, while granulated garlic is coarse. The latter works well in steak rubs, particularly those that contain other coarse ground ingredients.
- Dried rosemary: This herb offers a nice bright, piney note to meat dishes. If you’re not a huge fan of rosemary, substitute with dried oregano.
- Dried marjoram: I often use both fresh or dried marjoram on my steaks. It’s an aromatic, slightly minty herb with a flavor similar to oregano but with less intensity.
How to use this steak rub:
- Combine the ingredients called for in the recipe below. Brush your steaks with a little oil, and liberally apply the rub on all exposed meat surfaces of the steak. Cook as directed.
- You can also apply the rub and place the steak back into the fridge for 2-4 hours. If you choose to do this, skip the oil application.
Now it’s time to get grilling! Give these steak recipes a try as well!
Tomahawk Steak Rub
- 2 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Use immediately on steaks or beef of choice.
- To use: brush steaks on both sides with a little olive oil. Apply a liberal amount of rub onto the steaks, getting the seasonings on all exposed surfaces. Let meat stand at room temp for 10-15 minutes before grilling or smoking.
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