A rub brings out the best in a juicy sirloin tip roast, creating a tasty crust that seals in the savory meat juices. Although the combination of spices and seasonings depends on your preferences, some of the best rubs aren't complicated. A basic mixture brings out the best in the roast without overpowering the natural flavor of the meat.
Go Ahead and Rub It In
To make a basic dry rub, begin with equal parts coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in your choice of seasonings, such as cayenne pepper, paprika, dried parsley, garlic powder, dry mustard, lemon pepper or chili powder, or use a mixture such as Cajun seasoning or mesquite. You can store dry seasonings in a jar and reuse the rub as needed. If you want to use fresh ingredients such as minced garlic or fresh herbs, prepare only as much rub as you'll use at a time. You can also make a paste rub by combining the dry ingredients with your favorite cooking oil.