Santa Maria Rub recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Santa Maria Rub

Yields approximately 1 1/4 cups (6-ounces)
Peppery, garlicky, and sweet, Santa Maria Rub is wonderful on any cut of beef. It's a seasoning recipe to make for delicious steaks and roasts.
  • 1/2 cup (3-ounces) coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (2-ounces) cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup (1 1/2-ounces) granulated honey (or granulated raw sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon (1/4-ounce) granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (1/4-ounce) onion powder
  1. Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry cupboard.
  2. Evenly rub on your selected Certified Angus Beef ® brand cut, using about a tablespoon per pound.
  3. Cover tightly in plastic wrap or zipper-locking plastic bag. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, overnight for more intense flavor.

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