My wife and I have fallen in love with this rub so I wanted to make this its own thread for those that may want to find it sometime to give it a try.
Santa Maria Rub
1 tablespoon black pepper, fresh-ground
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 teaspoon salt
I make some multiple of this to always have on hand.
It is excellent on Tri Tip. It's a simple rub that has a distinctive taste and recommend you give it a try. Doesn't have to be Tri Tip. I've used it on Top Sirloin and other roasts. I think it would taste great on brisket too...try it on 10% of your brisket and see how it tastes.
Special thanks again to Tom for getting us to try Santa Maria Tri Tip (spectacular). Almost always smoke/grill our Tri Tip with this rub unless we occasionally use Yoshida Teriyaki.