Posted March 28, 2006 by John in Reviews

Review: Memphis Sweet Heat Dry Rub

After a long, hard day at the office, nothings better than a nice quality slab of beef cooked to your liking. I like a good steak almost any way it comes.

But since I purchased a nice cut of Angus KC strip last weekend, I’ve been waiting patiently to test out a good rub to spice things up a bit. With the arrival of my Memphis Sweet Heat Dry rub, the wait was finally over.

Ingredients: Garlic Salt, Ancho Chile Peppers, Molasses, Coffee, Onions, and Natural Spices

Nothing too fancy. The coffee was unexpected, and the garlic salt had promise. I applied a generous amount to my steak, then set it off cooking. I broiled it for 10 minutes on one side and 3 minutes on the other, to a perfect medium.

Before Rub

Plain No More

Ready to Eat!

Overall the taste was pretty good. There was a lot of garlic, but it wasn’t overpowering. No roasty coffee tones to be found, and gosh did I look. It was mildly sweet, but nowhere near the Memphis sweet sauces I’m used to. And the heat was non-existant.

The label states “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Well, with the lack of heat, this rub won’t have anyone running away anytime soon. It tastes decent and makes a nice addition to a meal, but it’s neither sweet enough nor hot enough to wear the label it does.

Aside from the lack of heat, there’s nothing bad about this rub. So, if you’re looking for flavor, Memphis Sweet Heat Dry Rub will get the job done.

Overall Rating: 6.0 out of 10