Cattle Corner: Grilled T-Bone Steaks with BBQ Rub

Long time friends Waynette DeBraga, Jacqueline Leininger, Dena Hendricks and Linda Rosser met at The Main Event Gallery, 710 Main St., Red Bluff, in April 2017 when Linda Rosser presented her western art and photography at a reception. It was sponsored by The Tehama County Arts Council, in partnership with The Red Bluff Art Association and The Tehama County Photo Club.


Grilled T-Bone Steaks with BBQ Rub from

Makes 4 servings.

Total recipe time: 25 minutes.


  • 2 to 4 beef T-Bone or Porterhouse Steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 2 to 4 pounds).
  • Salt.
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper


1. Combine BBQ Rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef steaks.

2. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 16 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 15 to 19 minutes) for medium rare (145’F) to medium (160’f) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove bones and carve steaks into slices, if desired. Season with salt, as desired.

Cook’s tip: To broil, place steaks on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 15 to 20 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once.

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