My dad loves steak. In fact, I’m pretty sure all dads love steak. The problem is my dad can’t cook a steak at all. No matter how hard he tries it turns out bland. Well not anymore, because this Father’s Day, with a little help from this fantastic spice rub recipe, my dad is going to make us perfect steaks. The spice rub is absolutely delicious, so easy to put together, and it makes every piece of meat you put it on fantastic. Use this for all cuts of beef, lamb, chicken, even portabello mushrooms for a healthier alternative.

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Here’s what you need:
• 1/2 cup paprika
• 3 tablespoons cayenne
• 5 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
• 6 tablespoons garlic powder
• 3 tablespoons onion powder
• 6 tablespoons salt
• 2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
• 2 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme
• A small mason jar ( I used an old washed out jam jar)

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a cool place. It makes about two cups and should store for months. When you cook your steak, or any type of meat, use liberally on both sides and sear for a nice crust.

I know my dad will love his very own spice rub! And hopefully now he’ll be able to make a great steak! Either way, every dad will love this father’s day gift…and if you have a bulk spice aisle at your local store, I recommend doubling or tripling this recipe so you can keep some for yourself too!

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James Luster is a recent transplant from Brooklyn, New York. He's an actor, writer, professional donut maker, and lover of the finer things in life. Currently he's educating himself on the arts of brewing and mixology, and working on his new show set to premier next summer.


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