Steak – Rub, Marinade, Glaze


How to grill, marinate and season Steaks for cooking with Chef Michael Olson


This is a basic BBQ rub for your quick cook steaks and also for the low and slow cooked tough cuts like shoulder or ribs. You can make a batch and store sealed in an air tight container or resealable bag for weeks.

½ cup paprika
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp dry mustard
1 Tbsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp brown sugar


Make this wet seasoning as you need it and use to build flavor your steak and chops.

1Tbsp mustard
1 Tbsp garlic
Fresh herbs like parsley, marjoram or thyme
2 Tbsp soy sauce
3 oz vinegar
3 oz beer


This is a finishing touch to grilled meats to add a sweet-sour tang and shine. Do not add too early or it will scorch on the grill.

2 oz bbq sauce
2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup
3 oz vinegar