Food - Drink
10 Best Store-Bought Steak Rubs, Ranked
By JESSICA L. PAVIA
Bolner's Fiesta Seasoning
Bolner's Fiesta Uncle Chris' Gourmet Steak Seasoning is a flavorful blend of onion, garlic, salt, and pepper that also includes some lemon zest to give your steak a little zing. The only disadvantage is that the butter flavor included is made from corn starch and a variety of other strange ingredients.
Lane's Coffee Rub
The reason for this rub's low ranking is that, because of its strong coffee flavor, fans of steak and barbecue are less likely to enjoy it; yet, the coffee creates a lovely crust on the finished product. Lane's is also sweet and salty, so be sure to season to your tastes.
St. Elmo Steak House
Opened since 1902, St. Elmo knows a thing or two about steak seasoning. This seasoning is composed of sea salt, evaporated cane juice, onion, black pepper, paprika, celery, and garlic, but what makes this steak rub so great is that it enhances the flavors already present in your steak.
2 Gringos Chupacabra
2 Gringos Chupacabra Steak Seasoning flavorfully combines black pepper, garlic, and spices, is ideal in almost every way. It only ranks lower on the list because of a few ingredients that help keep the product shelf-stable, making it less clean than we'd like, but if you don't mind those kinds of additives, this could be for you.
Jacobsen Salt Co.
Jacobsen Salt Co. Steak Seasoning combines its own harvested sea salt with minced garlic, coriander seed, paprika, fennel seed, and other spices. The salt's crystalline quality helps tenderize meat and bring forth subtle flavors, so if you're looking for an artisanal steak rub, this could be it.