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.

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  2. 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!

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

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

  5. 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. 🙂
    thanks! — or thanks to your dad too!

  6. 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.

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

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

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

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