July 10th, 2015

Dr. BBQ’s Simple Steak Rub

Simple Steak Rub

If you know how to season a steak, it makes all the difference in the world.

First, choose a steak of great quality, then comes the seasoning.

Steaks always taste better, in my opinion, when they are rubbed with a little love.

And of all the great steak recipes out there, a good rub is absolutely key.

This “Dr. BBQ’s Simple Steak Rub” below is just that – simple.

It brings out and enhances the natural flavor of your steak. It’s like creating Steak 2.0!

Ray Lampe (a.k.a. “Dr. BBQ”), who created this recipe, was inducted into the BBQ Hall of Fame in 2014. He has appeared on the Food Network, Travel Channel and Fox Sports Network cooking BBQ competitively.

In short, he knows his stuff.

Wanna take your steaks to the next level? Dr. BBQ’s Simple Steak Rub is the way to go.

Try this recipe and see for yourself!

1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp coarse black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp granulated onion
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp sugar

Directions: Defrost the steaks overnight in the refrigerator. Take the steaks out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before you plan to cook. Prepare the grill to cook hot and direct. In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper, chili powder, granulated garlic and onion, coriander, and sugar. Mix well. Season the steaks liberally with the rub on both sides. You may not use the whole batch of rub. Put it in an airtight container and store it in a cool dry place until next time. Place the steaks on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes until well browned. Flip the steaks and cook another 3-5 minutes until the steaks reach an internal temp of 125f for medium rare. Transfer to a platter and rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Makes four man size servings

May 8th, 2015

Burger Recipes

Gourmet Burger

Spring is a time for cooking up a bunch of steaks and burgers – steakburgers, that is.

We’ve all got our favorite burger recipes, but why not take this time to explore some new options? You might just find a new favorite!

Interested in trying some new flavors? How about this recipe for Honey-Mustard Dipped Steakburgers with Apple Relish! Your taste buds will dance with this one.

An Inside Out Burger puts a new twist on flavor infusing your burger. It involves cutting the burger in half horizontally and adding ingredients, then placing the other burger half back on top.

Want more burger recipe inspiration? Scan to your heart’s content and you’re sure to find a winner!


May 6th, 2015

How To Build the Best Burger

Classic Steakburger with Cheese Sauce

The best burgers start with one thing: top quality meat.

I prefer burgers made from steaks – steakburgers using ground steak beef. For a real treat, try American Wagyu beef. It’s a delicacy that’s a bit more expensive, but worth the expense. This beef is tender and flavorful and a great starting point for a burger with endless possibilities.

Also known as Kobe beef, THIS is the basis for a steakburger you won’t forget.

From this point on, the rest is up to your own personal preferences: cheese or no cheese? Vidalia onions? Bacon? Blue cheese? Wheat bun?

The ideas just keep coming. But remember, if the beef itself is sub-par, there’s really no hope for greatness after that.

Check out these fantastic burger ideas and build a burger you’ll keep coming back to!


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About Me

Hi! My name is Dena P., and I love steak. In fact, I’ve been on a quest for the perfect steak for a few years now.

I love experimenting with food and I like to get my family, friends and neighbors involved. They add a lot to my cooking experience by helping me perfect techniques and sharing recipes.

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