A few weeks back, Cary from Sograte BBQ and Brew reached out to me to see if I’d be willing to review some of his BBQ rubs. It’s been a while since I’ve done a rub review, so I said sure! A few days later, I get a package from Cary with his BBQ rubs and something that can only be called Baconstein. But more on that later…
The first rub I want to talk about (and the one that I’ve used the most) is Steak Magic.
This rub consists of salt, black pepper, red pepper, garlic, and a few other things that I didn’t try to figure out. It’s just begging to be used on steak… so I did. Bacon-wrapped filets, to be more specific.
After some magic on the Weber kettle, I finished it with a maple bourbon coffee glaze and served it with Brussels sprouts and a baked potato.
One word: YUM!! This rub was tailor made for steak, but it’s good on much more than that. I’ve also tried it on hamburgers, roasted potatoes, and fried eggs. This is some really good stuff!!
Now on to the BBQ rub… it’s what I would refer to as a classic BBQ rub. It has that mahogany color to it and a balance of sweet, salty, and savory. I could’ve used it on some pork chops, but I decided to venture outside of the box a bit… and out comes the sous vide machine with some pork tenderloin!
This one was a hit! While the rub did not adhere completely to the meat due to the manner in which it was cooked, the flavor profiles were still there.
And finally… Baconstein. What is it? One could call it bacon jerky. One could call it pig candy. What do I call it? Delicious!! I would have taken a picture of it, but quite frankly… I ate it all before I could do so. Yeah, it’s that good.
So how do I get this stuff, you may ask? You can order these products (along with many more BBQ and homebrewing products) online at http://sograte.com/. Or if you happen to be near the Lubbock, TX area, you can stop by the Sograte BBQ & Brew store at 8405 Ash Ave, Lubbock, TX 79404. Store hours are 11am – 7pm Wed – Fri., and 10am – 4pm on Saturday.