Drick's Butcher's Rub

Newest addition to my spice blends...

The term "butcher’s rub" refers to a coarser blend of spices blended especially to be both attractive and flavorful and designed to stand up to rigors of the cooking process whether it is grilling, pan-searing, broiling or roasting

Originally believed to have earned its name in the great steak houses pairing along side the stockyards, nowadays meat lovers and vegetarians’ alike use a butcher’s blend to enhance foods of every type. From casseroles, french fries, even popcorn. Such a rub stands up great to the slow cooking process of soups, stews and roasts. But with due respect, as its intended purpose, this is an excellent rub for meats of all kind like poultry, pork, beef and game.

To me, a great rub should embrace a balanced combination of herbs and spices and pleasingly pair with the subjected foods. Salt is in a butcher’s rub for a sole purpose other than flavor when rubbed on meats; to aid in desiccation of the meat’s surface in developing a good sear. This rub is one that I like as it has a tinge of Greek seasoning flavor excitingly paring with the boldness of black Tellicherry peppercorns. It is outstanding when added to ground beef in making burgers and meat loaf or splendid in stuffed green peppers too.


Drick's Butcher's Rub
Excellent Flavor! Perfect rub for chicken, turkey, pork and beef.

2 tablespoons coarsely ground Tellicherry peppercorns
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion
1 tablespoon dehydrated garlic
1 teaspoon dehydrated red bell pepper (green will do)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 tablespoon dried rosemary
pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg

Measure all ingredients into a container and shake until thoroughly blended.
Store in cool dry place.
Sprinkle on meat prior to grilling,

Note: If your dehydrated vegetables are too large, give them a quick whirl in a spice grinder.


  1. What a nice rub recipe. Handy to keep in the pantry for when the need arises. By the way, I love that lasagna recipe you posted before and would be proud to make that one in my kitchen. Can't wait to make that creamy seafood and pasta dish of yours again. It's on the list for planned dinners!

  2. Cinnamon and nutmeg - interesting. Depth?

  3. A great rub, I will try this will a pork loin!

  4. This sounds utterly fantastic. Now that grilling season is officially here (even though I've been doing it all winter), I'll need to give this a go. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Drick.

  5. This would rock on pork!! I love the combo of cinnamon and red pepper!

  6. Saving this, In love, the tellicherry peppercorns are so good!

  7. I've never made my own rub but that's going to end as soon as I find these ingredients! yum.

  8. This rub is fabulous and I'm going to try it this weekend on some pork chops, on the grill! Love those peppercorns and the cinnamon and nutmeg are a nice touch! Merci for the great recipe, cher!

  9. What I really want to know is when you're going to market these commercially a la Emeril Lagasse? I see big money and maybe a TV gig in your future… :=)

  10. Great information and a great rub, Drick!

  11. Simple and delicious recipes


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