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Dad’s Day BBQ Rub

Dad's Day BBQ Rub

Dad’s Day BBQ Rub Directions

hands-on time:5 minutes

• bowl
• measuring cups & spoons
• jar
• sticker label

start-to-eat time:25 minutes

kids kitchen skills:
• stirring
• making a rub

note Grown-up steps and notes

For father's day, give dear old dad a bbq rub—and make him a steak!


• 1/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup paprika
• 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
• 1/2 tablespoon salt
• 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
• 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
• 10-ounce strip or rib eye steak


1. Whisk together the brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
2. Spoon it in a jar with a lid. Add a sticker label that says "Dad's BBQ Rub."
3. note To use the rub, place the steak on a dinner plate. Spoon on the spice mix and rub it into the meat with the back side of the spoon. Repeat on the other side.
4. note A grown-up can help grill the steak. First, heat the grill, then grill the steak for about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your liking.

Makes 1 Small Jar of Barbecue Rub