Santa Maria Steak Rub Recipe

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Last Updated on May 27, 2020 by Tracy

Step up your grilling game with this easy and delicious steak rub recipe. This Santa Maria Steak Rub is the perfect addition to your next steak! In fact, this Santa Maria rub is also great on chicken and pork.

Santa Maria Steak Rub

Santa Maria Steak Rub

Have you ever made your own rub before?  I have bought plenty of seasonings and rubs for our steaks and meats, I have a cabinet full of BBQ rubs!  I love steak rubs, they add delicious flavor to your meats.  Steak rubs add flavor to whatever meat you are cooking, they are easy to use, and they last a long time.  This Santa Maria Rub Recipe is actually curiosity of Certified Angus Beef.  So you know it’s good 😉  When I was at the Food Wine Conference in Orlando last May, they were actually there doing a delicious cooking demonstration on grilling steak and when the demonstration was done, we had the opportunity to make our our Santa Maria Steak Rub.  So, I thought I would share their Santa Maria Steak Rub recipe with you all as well.  I mean, we all deserve a perfectly seasoned steak!

We have used this Santa Maria rub on steak, but I would guess that it would amazing on just about any meat you can think of, pork chops, pork tenderloin, chicken, roasts – you name it!

With summer here and everyone grilling more, I wanted to share this rub recipe.  The next time you take out some steaks to enjoy, be sure to use this rub!

Here is the Santa Maria Rub Recipe.  Be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.

Santa Maria Steak Rub

Santa Maria Steak Rub

This Santa Maria Steak Rub is right from the steak masters! Certified Angus Beef gave me this recipe and it soon became our favorite steak rub. Try it for yourself!
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Course: Condiment/Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled, grilling, seasonings, steak
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Author: Tracy


  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • ¼ cup cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp granulated honey
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp granulated onion powder


  • Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container
  • When ready to use, evenly rub approx 1 tablespoon per pound, on your steaks (preferably Certified Angus Beef)
  • Cover beef with plastic wrap or in a ziploc bag for at least 2 hours or overnight for more intense flavor
  • Cook steaks as desired - I recommend grilling to a beautiful medium rare
  • Enjoy!
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15 thoughts on “Santa Maria Steak Rub Recipe

  1. I made the steak rub this morning to go with our Father’s Day lunch. All agreed it was yummy!

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