Steak Rub

SteakRubWe have had a few warm days here over the last couple of weeks, so the BBQ has had a dust off and been woken up from it’s winter hibernation. Cooking on the BBQ in summer makes dinner planning very easy, some meat and a salad or two and dinner is done! Sometimes it is nice to add a bit of extra flavour to the meat though. This steak rub is a good way to do just that. It takes next to no time to prepare in the Thermomix, and this quantity makes enough to spread over two adult sized pieces of meat. Just double or triple the quantities if you have more meat, or would like to spread it thicker. When it cooks it makes a nice crust on the meat, just be careful when turning it over that you don’t leave all the rub on the BBQ plate! We had this last week with some home made flour tortillas (recipe here) and a yummy salsa. It tasted like summer :)


Steak Rub
Prep Time
Total Time
Recipe type: Red Meat
Serves: 2 steaks
  • 1 Tbsp rock salt
  • ½ Tbsp peppercorns
  • 1 red chilli
  • ½ onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp dried Italian herbs (or a mixture of thyme & oregano)
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 slice bread
  • Olive oil as required
  1. Place rock salt, peppercorns and chilli into Tmx bowl and chop seconds, speed 10.
  2. Add onion, garlic, herbs, cumin seeds and mix 4 seconds, speed 10.
  3. Add the slice of bread and mix for a further 8 seconds, speed 5. During this step also drizzle oil in to the mixture to bind it into a paste. Add a bit, then stop, check and add more if needed.
  4. Smear the rub over your steak and wrap tightly in cling film and let rest for half an hour and then BBQ or pan fry.


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