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Sweet But Sugar Free BBQ Rub Recipe for Steak

Chef Dan Catanio , On June 23, 2023


Sweet But Sugar Free Rub Recipe for Steak Overview

In this blog post, I will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a delicious flank steak BBQ rub recipe. This recipe utilizes a combination of honey, liquid smoke, and a homemade spice blend to enhance the flavors of the meat. Let’s get started!

Sweet But Sugar Free Rub Recipe Applied to Steak Video

Sweet But Sugar Free Rub Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Flank steak (or meat of your choice)

  • 1 Tablespoon honey

  • 1/2 Teaspoon liquid smoke

  • 1/2 Teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon celery salt

  • 1 Teaspoon Mrs. Dash or salt substitute

How to Apply this Sweet But Sugar Free Rub to Meat Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Begin by drying the meat with a paper towel or rinsing it with cold water to remove any excess juices.

  2. Set the steak aside on a clean plate.

  3. Add 1 tablespoon of honey.

    Honey in BBQ Rub Mixture

    Add 1 Tablespoon of Honey

  4. Add 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke to the honey.

  5. Stir the mixture until the honey and liquid smoke are well combined.

  6. Use a pastry brush to spread the honey and liquid smoke mixture evenly on both sides of the flank steak. Ensure that the meat is coated with the smoky and sweet mixture.

    Honey Liquid Smoke Rub On Flank Steak

    Apply the Honey Mixture on the Flank Steak

  7. In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon of granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of celery salt. Add 1 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash or salt substitute to the mixture. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly to create a flavorful spice blend.

    Flavorful Spice Blend

    Add all Spices in a Mixing Bowl and Combine

  8. Generously sprinkle the spice blend onto both sides of the steak, pressing it down to ensure it adheres to the meat. Make sure the entire surface of the meat is covered with the seasoning.

    Spices on Flank Steak

    Generously Sprinkle Spice Blend on Both Sides of Flank Steak

  9. Cover the seasoned steak with clear wrap.

  10. Refrigerate the steak for approximately 35-40 minutes, allowing the flavors to penetrate the meat and tenderize it.

Cooking Options for Our Steak with Sugar Free but Sweet BBQ Rub Recipe

Now, there are a couple different ways this BBQ rub flank steak can be cooked. Depending on the amount of time you have and personal preference, this steak can be grilled or pan seared. Once cooked, transfer the steak onto a cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and once the flank is sliced, enjoy the delicious flavors and the smoky sweetness of the BBQ Rub!

By following this step-by-step recipe, you can create a mouthwatering flank steak BBQ rub recipe that is sure to impress your family and friends. The combination of honey, liquid smoke, and homemade spice blend adds a delightful flavor profile to the meat. Enjoy your meal and happy cooking!

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.