Dad’s Day BBQ Rub

Dad's Day BBQ Rub

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


1 Small Jar of Barbecue Rub

Hands-on time:

5 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

25 minutes


  • 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

Kids kitchen skills:

  • stirring
  • making a rub


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


Grown-up steps
  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. 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. 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.

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