smokey spice rub

smokey spice rub

smokey spice rub

This is a spice blend I came up with many years ago while trying to create a marinade/rub for meats we wanted to grill and then use on top of salads.

We use it as a dry rub on steaks, pork, chicken and even on shrimp but also use it as a marinade mixed with oil and some kind of vinegar or citrus juice. If we use it as a marinade we’ve found that we like to let the meat sit in it overnight. It gives it the deepest flavor!! If you use it on shrimp, it really only needs to be tossed around and then left alone for about 20 minutes.

It’s the base I use on many of my recipes and gives that tasty kick of subtle heat and smokey flavor. I’ll refer to it in several of the recipes to be posted in the coming months. Super easy to put together and I make it in bulk!

This steak seasoning we used to use in this blend was Montreal Steak Seasoning. When the folks over at The New Primal introduced their CLASSIC STEAK SEASONING, this blend got an upgrade! Super happy about that and makes all the difference. We do get bulk spices from San Francisco Herb Company (click here to visit their site) and have used their ground cumin and chipotle chili powder for years.

Our fellow blogger friend Penny of @pennysprimal has a discount code you can use over on The New Primal site. It is: PENNYSPRIMAL15

Recipes we use this with:

smokey spice mix

Recipe by MichelleCourse: MainCuisine: Latin AmericanDifficulty: Easy

so great as a dry rub or wet marinade!


  • ¼ cup New Primal Classic Steak seasoning

  • ¼ cup ground cumin

  • ¼ cup chili powder

  • ¼ tsp chipotle chili powder


  • Add all ingredients to a small bow then stir to combine.
  • Store in an airtight container.


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