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)
Cuisine: American
Category: Marinades, Rubs & Sauces
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.
Prep Time
5 mins
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Total Time
5 mins
  • 1/4 cup ( 1 1/2-ounces) coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (1-ounce) cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (3/4-ounce) granulated honey (or granulated raw sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon (1/8-ounce) granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon (1/8-ounce) granulated onion
  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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