delicious simple steak rub salt pepper paprika brown sugar

If you’re looking for a deliciously simple way to dress up a steak, a whole chicken, or any number of other things you might be cooking, this rub may just be the answer! Named “Ron’s Rub” after my dad, this is a yummy mixture of only four ingredients.

Equal parts:

  • black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • brown sugar
  • paprika

Rub it on a steak, throw it on the grill, and a couple minutes later you’ll have this! (Provided you already stuck your sweet potatoes into the oven about 45 minutes ago).

steak and baked sweet potato

Also great on chicken.

12 Comments on “Ron’s Rub” – Delicious (and simple!) steak rub

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  4. k8tron says:

    Just found your blog and loving the recipes. I was working on a steak rub I learned at my old job and ran across this one. Mine is coffee based but I’ll letcha know the details if it turns out well.

    Take care!

  5. Foodaholic says:

    I have been looking for a simple steak rub. This one looks good. Thanks!

  6. Sara says:

    I think I have all those ingrediants in my pantry. I’ll give it a try.

  7. Emily says:

    Yummy! We’re going to try this over the weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Madeline says:

    Oooh, I love this. The simple ingredients let the quality of the meat do the talking. Just the way it should be. Looks delicious!

  9. candyce says:

    so simple, yet i can only imagine how these spices combine together and produce a delicious steak.
    this is on my list to try this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚
    thanks! — or thanks to your dad too!

  10. AwesomePants says:

    Cool, I’ve never heard of paprika, salt, pepper, and brown sugar before! What an exotic and unique blend of spices! I will make sure to try this and post my results!

    I may go willy nilly and try dark brown sugar, but I don’t know if I am ready to jump that far into the world of spices and flavors yet.

  11. there’s no way to go wrong with those 4 ingredients.

    i haven’t had lunch yet, and the steak pic is KILLING me.

  12. cakewardrobe says:

    I love simple and delicious!!! Definitely gonna be on my menu tonight!! This beats 30 minutes!

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