S&P or Kansas City Rub for Ribeyes?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bbrock293, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. I have 4 great ribeyes I am packing on a cooler and taking to a friends to grill out with tomorrow. I was planning on pre-seasoning them and putting them into the cooler. I am wondering if I should stick to a basic Kosher salt and fresh grated pepper rub or if I should just put some of my Kansas City rub on them, which obviously contains salt and pepper. My Kansas City rub recipe is listed below:

    ½+ cup turbinado sugar

    1/4 cup paprika

    1 tablespoon black pepper

    1 tablespoon kosher salt

    1 tablespoon chili powder

    1 tablespoon garlic powder

    1 tablespoon onion powder

    1 teaspoon cayenne

    1 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder

  2. Hello BBrock293.  My choice is salt and pepper only and I'd put it on just before grilling.  A ribeye is a great tasting cut and would be a shame to cover that taste.  Just my opinion.  Keep Smonin!

  3. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    On nice steaks I just use S&P.  A good steak tastes good by it's self.

  4. Have to agree with the majority!!!!
  5. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    I'll third the S&P route! I would especially not put any rub that had sugar in it on steak, but that's just my taste.
  6. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    No KC...NO SUGAR

    Garlic onion salt pepper
  7. rowdyrawhide

    rowdyrawhide Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    S&P here as well (not iodized, Sea salt or kosher).  Let the steak stand on its own
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2013
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like to keep it simple, Salt and Pepper is all that's needed for a great steak!
  9. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    S&P is the way to go for good beef; however, I sometimes use Lowry's Seasoned salt in place of Kosher!  It's pretty awesome.

  10. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    To season my Steaks....I only use Lawrey's seasoning....nothing else needed in my opinion!

  11. S&P Maybe a little gralic. Don't put it on to early. It will draw out the moisture.


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