As a BBQ chef and food enthusiast, I have had the privilege of participating in many competitions and trying different rubs for steaks. But there’s something special about the SCA STEAK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RUB recipe that I want to share with you. This rub has been created by none other than the world champion of Steak Cookoff Association (SCA), Robby Staggs himself. And let me tell you, his rub is not just any ordinary recipe – it’s a winner.

If you’re like me, who wants their steak to be the star of the plate, then this rub is perfect for you. It’s made with a blend of spices such as coriander powder, mustard powder, and ground mace that brings out the natural flavor of beef while elevating it to the next level. Along with that, its secret ingredient- Worcestershire powder adds that subtle umami flavor which is why it became a world champion steak rub.

Whether you’re cooking up a ribeye steak or competing in an SCA competition yourself, this world championship rub will set your dish apart from others. So why not grill like a world champion by using this recipe? Keep reading to find everything you need to know about this legendary barbeque recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe


Have you ever tasted a steak that just melted in your mouth, leaving you with a taste of perfection? If not, then this recipe is for you. Allow me to introduce the SCa Steak World Championship Rub Recipe, the ultimate steak seasoning blend that will take your taste buds on a journey to heaven.

One of the many reasons why you’ll love this recipe is its versatility. Whether it’s chicken, pork, fish, lamb, or even eggs, this steak rub can be used to add flavor to any protein. You no longer have to worry about what seasoning to use for different meats because this rub does it all.

Moreover, this Championship Steak Rub was created by Robby Staggs, the World Champion and SCA Texas Champion. Robby has won numerous competitions using this recipe and now he has decided to share it with everyone. It’s not every day that you get access to a world champion’s personal recipe for cooking steaks.

But it’s not just about the name attached to it; the taste is what matters most. This rub has been perfected over time with each ingredient carefully selected to ensure maximum flavor. From white pepper and dried thyme, which combine well with garlic powder and sea salt, to turbinado sugar and lemon peel that provide sweetness and tanginess, every component in this rub plays an essential role in creating a flavor explosion.

Finally, the SCa Steak World Championship Rub will take your grilling game to another level. The Kansas City BBQ Society Reigning National Ribeye Champion Johnny Joseph says that “this rub sears seriously great taste onto any meat”. So why settle for mediocre when you can grill like the world champion?

In summary, this rub is versatile, created by a world champion, packed with flavor from carefully selected ingredients and will take your grilling game to another level. What more could you ask for in a seasoning blend?

Ingredient List

 Grill master at work!
Grill master at work!

Here is what you will need to make the SCa Steak World Championship Rub:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of ground coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of ground mace
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • 3 tablespoons of turbinado sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of green bell pepper flakes

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire powder
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • Note: If you cannot find Worcestershire powder, replace it with Worcestershire sauce. However, this may affect the consistency of the rub.

This recipe makes about 281g or 11.3 oz. You can store the rub in an airtight container for up to six months. Don’t worry, the aroma will still be the same!

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to take your taste buds on a wild ride.
Get ready to take your taste buds on a wild ride.

Step 1: Prep the Steak

Before we start with the championship rub, it’s important to get the steak prepared for grilling. First, remove your ribeye steak from the fridge and let it warm up to room temperature for about an hour. While waiting, pat dry with paper towels and generously sprinkle both sides with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste. Let it rest for another 10 minutes.

Step 2: Preheat Grill

Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat around 450°F. If you’re using a charcoal grill, push the coals to one side of the grill so you have hot and cooler zones for cooking with indirect heat.

Step 3: Apply Championship Rub

Now that your grill is preheated, it’s time to apply the championship rub generously to both sides of the steak until well coated, pressing the rub onto the meat. Use more or less depending on your preference.

Step 4: Grill Your Steak

Once fully seasoned, put your ribeye steak onto the hot grill over direct heat. Sear each side for approximately 2-3 minutes per side on high heat, getting nice grill marks just until browned.

Step 5: Slow Cook Steak Over Indirect Heat

After searing, move your ribeye steak away from direct heat into a cooler zone of the grill where there is no fire underneath for slow-cooking. Close the lid and let it cook until it reaches an internal temperature of around 125°F for medium-rare. It’s important to check and monitor its temperature regularly using a meat thermometer to avoid overcooking.

Step 6: Rest Your Steak (and Enjoy!)

Once your steak reaches your desired doneness, remove from the grill and set aside on a cutting board for about 5-10 minutes so that all its juices can settle. After resting period, slice into thick cuts and enjoy!

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Substitutions and Variations

 Bring on the heat! (And I mean literal heat, not just the spicy kind!)
Bring on the heat! (And I mean literal heat, not just the spicy kind!)

When it comes to making the perfect rub for your steak, there are endless possibilities for substitutions and variations. Some of my personal favorites include swapping out the white pepper for black pepper, or using smoked paprika in place of the regular variety for a deeper flavor. If you prefer a less sweet rub, you can reduce or omit the turbinado sugar altogether.

If you’re looking to mix things up, try adding a teaspoon or two of cumin or chili powder for a Southwestern flavor profile. For those who enjoy a little heat, increase the amount of crushed red pepper flakes, or add in some chipotle powder.

If you’re cooking other types of meat besides beef, such as chicken, pork, fish, lamb or eggs, this rub can also be used with those. Simply adjust the amounts based on your preferences and the size of your meat.

If you want to create your own unique blend of spices and herbs, this recipe is a great place to start. Experiment with different ratios and combinations until you find the perfect blend that suits your taste buds.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose to make, don’t be afraid to get creative with this rub! Remember that cooking is an art form and recipes are merely guidelines. So have fun with it and make it your own.

Serving and Pairing

 Your neighbors will start appearing in your backyard as soon as they get a whiff of this.
Your neighbors will start appearing in your backyard as soon as they get a whiff of this.

Once you have prepared your world championship steak rub and cooked your ribeye steak to perfection, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair it. The best accompaniments for this steak are a glass of full-bodied red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, and some grilled vegetables.

For the ultimate steak dinner, I recommend serving the ribeye with a side of garlic mashed potatoes or roasted sweet potatoes, and a fresh salad with cherry tomatoes and a simple vinaigrette. This will balance out the rich flavors of the meat and enhance its savory notes.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also pair this steak with other meats like chicken, pork, or lamb. The bold flavors of the world championship rub will complement any protein that you choose to cook.

One thing to keep in mind is that this rub is moderately salty, so avoid pairing it with salty sides like fries or potato chips. Instead, opt for sides that have a neutral or slightly sweet flavor to allow the steak rub’s complex blend of spices to shine through.

In summary, serving and pairing this world championship sca steak with a full-bodied wine and some grilled veggies will make for an unforgettable culinary experience. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to showcase the savory flavors that make this recipe so special.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This winning rub recipe will keep the judges coming back for more.
This winning rub recipe will keep the judges coming back for more.

When it comes to preparing steaks, timing is everything. That’s why it can be useful to learn how to make the SCA Steak World Championship Rub recipe ahead of time. One of the best things about this recipe is that you can create a batch of rub and store it for later use. This will undoubtedly save time on busy nights when you want to grill steaks.

To make the most out of your rub, consider storing it in an airtight container away from moisture or heat that can affect its potency. If stored properly, the rub should last for several months, allowing you to grill several delectable steaks without worrying about making the seasoning from scratch every time.

But what happens when you’re ready to use the rub? The good news is that it’s easy to use even if made in advance. When needed, all you have to do is rub it onto your steak before grilling. However, before cooking seasoned steak, let it sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes to ensure that it cooks correctly and evenly.

In terms of reheating leftover steak with the SCA Steak World Championship Rub, there are different methods depending on your preference. Steaks can be reheated in a dry, hot pan over medium-high heat until warmed through or cooked in an oven on low heat (around 250 degrees Fahrenheit) until they reach the desired level of warmth.

In conclusion, learning how to make SCA Steak World Championship Rub ahead of time can save you time and effort while ensuring you’ll have deliciously seasoned steaks every time. Just remember to store the seasoning in an airtight container and follow proper reheating techniques when needed. With these tips, you can enjoy mouthwatering steaks any day with ease!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Time to flex those grill skills!
Time to flex those grill skills!

As with any recipe, the secret to achieving perfection lies in the details. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years to help you achieve mouth-watering results with this world championship steak rub.

Firstly, make sure to use high-quality ingredients. Just like in any recipe, high-quality ingredients make all the difference in achieving a delicious end-product. Use fresh spices and herbs whenever possible and don’t skimp on the sea salt.

When applying the rub, be generous. This rub is packed with flavor and a little goes a long way. Make sure to sprinkle it liberally on both sides of your ribeye steak.

The next step is to let your steak marinate in the rub. Leave the rub on for at least 30 minutes before grilling to allow it to penetrate into the meat and infuse it with flavor. For an even stronger flavor, marinate your steak overnight in the refrigerator.

When grilling your steak, make sure your grill grates are clean and well-oiled to prevent sticking. Preheat your grill to high heat and sear your steaks for 2-3 minutes per side before moving them to indirect heat to finish cooking.

If you’re not confident in your grilling skills or don’t have access to a grill, you can also cook this steak stovetop using a cast iron skillet. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan over high heat and cook your steaks for 2-3 minutes per side before transferring them to an oven preheated at 375F for 6-8 minutes.

Finally, resist the temptation to cut into your steak right away after cooking. Let your ribeye rest for at least five minutes after removing it from the heat source to allow the juices inside time to redistribute evenly throughout the meat.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to successfully recreate this world championship steak rub every time you grill.

Bottom Line

So there you have it, the SCa Steak World Championship Rub Recipe that’s perfect for steak competitions and backyard grilling. This rub is not your ordinary seasoning as it’s packed with a flavorful blend of spices and herbs that will elevate your steak to a whole new level. Whether you’re grilling ribeye steaks or any other meat, this rub will give your dishes a sear-iously great taste that’s perfect for cooking steak, chicken, pork, fish, lamb, and even eggs!

Don’t just take my word for it; try this world championship rub for yourself and discover why it’s a favorite among top steak chefs and grill masters. With its bold flavor and versatile ingredients, this rub is everything you need to become a champion ribeye steak cookoff association member like Robby Staggs or Johnny Joseph.

So what are you waiting for? Gather your ingredients, fire up your grill or smoker, apply the SCa Steak World Championship Rub Recipe generously on your meat and get grilling! With this recipe in hand, you’ll be able to grill like a world champion and impress all your guests with every bite. Happy grilling!



This rub has not won a world championship but it believes in itself and believes that’s the first step to winning. In spite of it’s record of 0-0, it’s a great recipe for grilled meat and will stand above any retail products as long as your spices are fresh. I just created this rub tonight, so the clock is ticking… Once this rub wins a championship, you won’t see it on here anymore, so you may as well print it and give it a 5 star-rating now. "If you ain’t first, you’re last. You know, you know what I’m talking about?" That there is trademarked, not to be used without written permission of Ricky Bobby, Inc.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Seasoning
Cuisine rubs
Servings 30 steaks
Calories 28.8 kcal


  • 6 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon dill seed (whole)
  • 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons granulated dried garlic
  • 3 tablespoons granulated onion
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, powder
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground mace
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon beef, powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon papain
  • 1 tablespoon dried chipotle powder
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons green bell pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel, granules
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, powder
  • 1 tablespoon white pepper


  • combine all the ingredients with 1/8 tsp smoke powder, 1/2 tsp silicon dioxide as an anti-caking agent, and 1 tablespoon of Korean Dasisda beef soup mix powder.
  • grind all ingredients and using a spice grinder, grind into a fine powder.
  • Mix again with a wire whisk to make sure it’s blended well.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Refrigerate to keep from caking.
  • Should last up to 7-months or longer.



Serving: 14gCalories: 28.8kcalCarbohydrates: 3.8gProtein: 1.3gFat: 1.5gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 0.5mgSodium: 2171.5mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 0.2g
Keyword < 30 Mins, For Large Groups, Meat, Steak
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