Texas BBQ Rub

Texas BBQ Rub

This Texas style rub is a great beef steak dry rub and also work nicely as a pork dry rub. A rub is a combination of spices, seasonings and herbs that add flavor and texture to meats. The rub seals in the flavor of the meat, and help form a tasty crust. The best pork or steak rub recipe are often a combination of strong and mild spices and herbs that enhance the flavor and color of the meat without over powering the taste of the meat.

This dry rub works with beef, pork, chicken and lamb.


  • ¼ cup garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cracker meal
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Makes ½ Cup

    Texas BBQ Rub

    Combine all ingredients and mix. Sprinkle heavily on meat and very lightly message into mat and refrigerate 2 to 8 hours in a resealable food bag or sealed container. 

    Dry Rub Tips

  • Use 1 to 2 tablespoons of rub for 1 pound or ½ kg of meat.
  • Dry steak rubs can be mixed and stored in an airtight container up to 3 months or in the freezer up to 8 months before they lose their flavor and intensity, can be used when you need it.
  • Keep a record of the different spices and amounts of each used for future recipes.
  • When mixing and storing rubs, record the date on the container storing the rub.
  • You can freeze meat after applying a rub, just thaw and enjoy at a later time.
  • Don't reuse remaining rub after it has been in contact with meat.
  • Use fresh spices. You won't get the best dry rub using stale spices. Buy spices in small quantities and try to use them up in 6 to 12 months.
  • Spices should have a strong aroma, if it doesn't have a smell throw it out, the spice is properly useless.
  • Thin cuts of single serve portions of meat let the dry rub marinate 30 to 60 minutes before cooking. Thicker cuts like steak and chops 1 to 3 hours before cooking. Large or tough cuts of meat such as ribs, briskets or pork shoulders let the dry rub marinate 4 to 24 hours or more before cooking.

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