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Chicago's Best Steak Rub

I have no idea what makes this Chicago's best steak rub but I can vouch that it is good!  It is a recipe given to me by a friend many years ago...and is easy to mix up and have on hand during the grilling season.

  • 12 Tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons oregano, dried
  • 2 Tablespoons basil, dried
  • 4 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  •  2 teaspoons sugar
  1. Mix all ingredients and store in a tightly covered jar. 
*If you prefer a more homogeneous blend, process in a food processor or coffee grinder.
Directions for grilling steak:
  1. Brush steak with olive oil.  
  2. Rub about 1 tablespoon of spice mix onto each steak.
  3. Allow to sit for about 20 minutes before grilling.

*Note...there is no salt in the mix and you won't miss it!



  1. Oh boy that looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing this - I am going to make it to have on hand for this weekend!

  2. I have looked for but not found lemon pepper. Please tell me where you find it?

    1. I buy mine at Safeway in the spice aisle....but most larger grocery stores would have it.

  3. Is the amount of lemon pepper right - 12 tablespoons? Thank you. I am planning to make this tomorrow.

  4. I like mccormick brand lemon pepper


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