We are strange people. When an anniversary or celebration rolls around, we usually prefer to eat at home. The rest of the world celebrates by going out for supper, but my husband and I relish the nights where we grill up some steaks, make crispy, salty baked potatoes with homemade rolls, and have our own version of a steakhouse feast by candlelight.
And whenever we eat steak at our house, they are always covered in this rub. You will feel like a steak connoisseur when you try this!
Homestead Herb Meat Rub
Adapted from the New Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook
2 t. dried rosemary
2 t. dried thyme
2 t. dried minced onion
1 1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. sea salt
3/4 t. black pepper
Mix everything together and then gring to a fine powder in a coffee grinder. If you don’t have a grinder, then use a mortar and pestle or even just use the spices as-is. However, the finer the rub, the better it seems to absorb into the meat.
After it’s ground, sprinkle generously on your (preferably grassfed!) meat and rub in thoroughly with your fingers.
If you can, allow the meat to sit for 30 minutes or so (steaks are supposedly best if grilled at room temperature anyway…) If you don’t have time to wait, then slap those babies directly on the grill.
Not only is this rub heavenly on beef steaks, it also makes perfect poultry and pork chops.
This recipe (a single batch) makes enough for approximately 5 pounds of meat.
I like to mix up a double batch and store it in an airtight container in my cupboard. It will keep for at least a couple of months.
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