The BEST Steak Rub

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4.87 from 15 votes
This easy homemade Steak Rub is one of the best steak seasoning recipes you will try.  If you want to be known as the person who makes the best steak recipe, you need this seasoning blend in your pantry! 
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Steak rub in a jar with a gold spoon

This easy homemade Steak Rub is one of the best steak seasoning recipes you will try.  If you want to be known as the person who makes the best steak recipe, you need this seasoning blend in your pantry! 

Steak rub in a jar with a gold spoon.

I’ve been on the quest for the best steak recipe and what I’ve found is that there are several factors that go in to making the perfect steak.  One key element is using a steak rub that brings out the natural flavor of the steak.

Why This Steak Rub Recipe Works

This homemade Steak Rub recipe is a combination of seasonings and flavorings that elevate a plain steak to become the best steak recipe you will ever try.  This steak seasoning recipe starts with Kosher salt to tenderize the meat.

There are traditional flavors you would expect to find in this homemade seasoning recipe for steak, but there are also a few surprise ingredients.  The combination of these flavors and ingredients enhance the natural beef flavors and take it up a few notches.  This recipe is very similar to the Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning recipe.

How to Make the Best Steak Seasoning – Step by Step

  • Measure out the ingredients: Carefully measure out each ingredient into a bowl or container.  I love these measuring spoons because they fit perfectly into spice jars. (Photo 1 below)
  • Mix ingredients: Stir together all of the ingredients so they’re completely combined.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Transfer to a spice jar: I use this small funnel to transfer this steak rub into a storage jar.  These for storing my homemade seasoning blends. (Photo 3 below)

step by step instructions for making the best steak rub seasoning.

How Much Rub Do You Use to Make the Best Steak Recipe

I don’t usually measure this out because every steak is different in size.  But, I’ve found that to make the best steak recipe, you need to make sure that both sides of the steak have a good coating of the steak rub.

I’ve also learned that if you allow the steak to sit for 30 minutes at room temperature with the homemade steak seasoning on it, you will get a juicy, tender steak that is incredibly flavorful.

Close up of steak dry rub on a gold spoon for the best steak recipe

How Long Can You Store this Seasoning Recipe for Steak

My family loves steak so I like to keep this seasoning recipe for steak on hand at all times.  I usually make a double batch and store it in my spice drawer.

As long as you keep it stored in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place, you should be able to store this steak rub for several months.  I would recommend using fresh seasonings to make the spice rub, though. Using old spices will not give the best flavor.

Steak rub in a jar with a gold spoon for making the best steak recipe

Expert Tips for Making the Best [Recipe]

  • Use fresh spices and seasonings: Don’t use old spices to make this spice blend.  It will not have the flavor that fresh spices and seasonings will.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe to double.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • This Recipe Can be Halved:  If you’re cooking for a smaller family, you can easily reduce the ingredient measurements proportionately.
  • Store Excess in an Air-Tight Jar: These for storing my homemade seasoning blends.

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Steak rub in a jar with a gold spoon

The BEST Steak Rub

4.9 from 15 votes
This easy homemade Steak Rub is one of the best steak seasoning recipes you will try.  If you want to be known as the person who makes the best steak recipe, you need this seasoning blend in your pantry! 
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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Transfer to an air-tight spice jar.

Expert Tips

  • Use fresh spices and seasonings: Don't use old spices to make this spice blend.  It will not have the flavor that fresh spices and seasonings will. 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe to double.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • This Recipe Can be Halved:  If you're cooking for a smaller family, you can easily reduce the ingredient measurements proportionately. 
  • Store Excess in an Air-Tight Jar: These for storing my homemade seasoning blends.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 14555mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Iron: 0.6mg

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5 thoughts on “The BEST Steak Rub”

  1. 5 stars
    With chili, garlic and turmeric powder there I can see why this is a delicious and perfect rub for a steak. A must try!

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