Dad's Steak Rub Recipe -
Dad's Steak Rub Recipe
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Dad's Steak Rub

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"The secret ingredient to Dad's super-delicious steaks is maple syrup."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  2. Place the steaks in a bowl, and drizzle on both sides with maple syrup. Rub with garlic, seasoned salt, and pepper.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Place steaks on the grill, and cook 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2006

I posted this recipe last year and just realized I wasn't specific enough that you must use REAL maple syrup. Don't try and make this with Mrs. Butterworth's - that's a disaster waiting to happen!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 18, 2007

We made this exactly as called for in the recipe, but really didn't like the taste. It was very sweet and we used very expensive steaks for the recipe, so my wife and I were disappointed. If you want a sweet steak it would be good.

Jun 25, 2004

Hi.. Thanks for a great simple recipe... just a few ingredients and a nice taste... I used some pure maple I had from my pre-low carb days... fresh garlic, some fresh ground multi-variety (green, red, black) pepper I use on eggs and a good quality season salt I get in Milwaukee... the only change I made was to use the season salt on the meat, not in the sauce... I was also afraid of caramelizing, so I grilled the meat 5 minutes a side before adding the sauce, then finished another 5 on a side... but because of the pure maple nothing turned black... nobody guessed the "secret" ingredient (the maple syrup) and everyone loved it...

May 13, 2006

There's lots of great ways to prepare a steak. However, this is one recipe where you can decide last minute that you feel like a steak tonight without being concerned that you haven't had it in the fridge in your favorite marinade for most of the day. The ingredients are common enough that you're bound to always have them on hand. The maple syrup and the simple spices blend nicely for a steak that has more than just that pure beef flavour. So next time you're looking for a quick way to prepare a slab of juicy beef, try this recipe.

Aug 30, 2005

I made this recipe one night when I was making steak and happened to have the ingredients on hand. I wasn't sure about maple syrup with steak but it makes an unbelievably great steak! I have made this recipe numerous times now and would highly recommend this recipe!

Jun 20, 2011

Fantastic! Loved this recipe! The flavor was great: sweet and smokey. My only change, I doubled the garlic (Oh, how I adore Garlic!). However, please realize that if you use this moist rub immediately after placing the steak on the grill, you cannot cook the steak past medium rare -- or medium, but that is pushing it. Remember, sugar burns easily. If you like a well done steak, DO NOT brush this on the steak until it is medium/medium well. Your results will be superior.

May 11, 2006

The maple syrup is a bit of a twist on the ol' beeferoo. It crystalized and added a sweet-but-not-too-sweet taste to the meat. I added rosemary to the rub for taste, and its flavor and aroma added that little extra that the dish needed.

Jun 29, 2007

OMG this was so easy and everyone loved it. It is the norm for our summer grilling now. Works on everything! Beef, Chicken, Pork, Salmon... It all tastes great! Add Mongolian Fire Oil to give some heat if you like it hot. Steller!


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  • Calories
  • 500 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 65.9 g
  • 132%
  • Sodium
  • 825 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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