Dad's Steak Rub

Dad's Steak Rub


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

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 500 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 500 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.7g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 65.9 g
  • 132%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 825 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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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!


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...


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.