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Beef Rub

Easy Beef Rub recipe for grilling or roasting beef steaks, roasts, burgers and more. A simple combination of brown sugar and spices makes a delicious dry rub for meats. 

Beef Rub in a jar with blue and white napkin

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Beef Rub

I grew up having pot roast for Sunday dinner on a regular basis. It was always flavorful and delicious.  The roast was always slow cooked while we went to church and enjoyed immediately afterwards. Recently, we started grilling roast beef and it is phenomenal. 

This easy beef rub recipe is perfect to rub on a rump roast rather you are grilling or roasting it in the oven or stove top. 


Beef Rub for grilled rump roast

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If you are just looking to view the recipe, scroll on down to the very bottom of the post where you will find the printable recipe card. Otherwise, read on for how we put together this delicious beef rub recipe with ideas for how to use it and store it. 

How to Make a Beef Rub:

Spices to blend for dry beef rub

  1. In a medium size bowl, combine brown sugar, Mrs. Dash Seasoning blend, granulated garlic, smoked paprika, Lawry’s Season Salt, and coarse sea salt. 
  2. Stir to combine. 
  3. Mixture can be stored in an airtight container or rubbed directly onto Rump Roast or any roast beef, steaks, sprinkled over burgers or mixed into meatballs. 

Bowl of seasonings for beef

Where to Get the Spices and  Blends for Beef Rub:

Spiceology is my favorite spice company. They are the fastest growing spice company right now and it’s due to the quality of their spices and great customer service! Check them out. 

You can order direct from Spiceology or through Amazon or look for them in your local grocery store. 

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Jar of dry beef rub seasoning blend with a spoon

How to Store a dry Beef Rub:

Beef Rub will stay fresh up to 3 months in an airtight container, stored in a cool, dark cabinet. Stir well before using. The brown sugar may want to cake up a little but should loosen easily with a fork to blend. 

How long should you leave the dry rub on beef before cooking?

You can add the dry rub to your beef a day in advance to intensify the flavors. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook. 

If you are like me and never plan that far ahead, try to add your beef rub at least an hour before cooking. 

More Homemade Seasoning Blends to Try:

Italian Rub is a savory blend of garlic, Italian seasonings and brown sugar. Perfect for seasoning beef, pork or chicken.

I keep a batch of our Blackened Seasoning on hand at all times. It’s so good for Blackened Chicken Tacos, Blackened Pork Chops  and Cajun Smoked Turkey . 



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Jar of brown sugar and spices beef rub with a blue and white checked napkin
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Beef Rub

Easy Beef Rub recipe for grilling or roasting beef steaks, roasts, burgers and more. A simple combination of brown sugar and spices makes a delicious dry rub for meats. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Grilling
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef dry rub, dry rub for grilling, homemade grilling rub
Calories: 21kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Mrs Dash Seasoning Blend
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry's Season Salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt


  • Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl until well combined.
  • Rub generously on beef steaks, roast or sprinkle over burgers.
  • Store beef rub in an airtight container in a dark pantry for up to 3 months. Stir well with a fork before using.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 386mg | Sugar: 4g


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