Location: Lubbock, TX
Cost: @$7.99 +shipping
Link: Steak Magic
Sograte BBQ and Brew sent me some samples of their rubs to review. I decided to try the Steak Magic first. At first I thought it said "Steele Magic" on the bag and was a bit curious about that. Was it due to the color? The persons last name who created it? Then I realized it was "Steak Magic."
Once that was sorted out I decided I better give it a try. It's a nice blend of pepper, salt and other spices that work well with various meats but really enhances the flavors of beef.
Looking at it in the bag you can see the black and red pepper, salt and other spices. When you open it and smell it, it has a peppery smell with overtones of garlic. Tasting a little bit of it you get the salt and garlic flavor followed by a touch of heat. It is a nice blend of spices that works well on meats.
For my first test I used chicken. Chicken flavor is more neutral so you can get a good idea of what the spices taste like cooked. I sprinkled some of the Steak Magic on the chicken and grilled it. A very simple presentation. The chicken was good. The spice enhanced the meat and brought out it's natural flavors while bringing a nice salt and pepper taste to it. I used the chicken to make chicken salad which was very good.
|Grilling the Steak Magic chicken.|
|Right off the grill.|
|Grilling the burgers|
|Ready to eat.|
I recommend picking up some of the Steak Magic and giving it a try. It really enhances the beef you use it on and brings great flavor to other foods and meat. On the Gibbs' Ribs scale Steak Magic gets a Full Rack for it's excellent blend and meat enhancing properties. I'm not sure where they get the ground unicorn horn to bring the magic to the rub but I hope their supply doesn't run out.
*When I do reviews, books or otherwise, I rate the items with ribs (they are my favorite BBQ dish). A full rack is great and a single rib is poor. I will tend to stick to a full rack, half rack or one rib.