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The Best Steak Seasoning Recipe

The Best Steak Seasoning Recipe: This easy homemade steak rub recipe combines the best herbs and spices for beef steak for that perfect steakhouse finish!

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Steak Seasoning

Over the years we have used different steak seasoning with an endless list of herbs, marinades, and spice rubs. Some store-bought and some homemade.

Although there is a time and place for beef marinades, I firmly believe that dry steak rubs are best for providing flavor and that perfect steakhouse texture.

My husband Lt. Dan is a huge carnivore. He would eat a big juicy steak several times a week… Although he usually has to settle for once a week.

If you average 52 steaks a year, over 20 years, we’re talking about a lot of beef. Therefore, I can say with some authority, we know our way around making the best tasting steaks.

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On social media, we often get questions like… What do you use to season steak? Or what spices are good for steak?

Honestly, you can use any combination of herbs and spices to season beef.

However, our Best Steak Seasoning Recipe is a family favorite, with bold spicy notes, and a touch of tangy sweetness. It’s the perfect blend of salt, sweetness, robust herbs, smokey essence, spicy heat, and acidity.

So what’s in it?

Steak Seasoning Recipe Ingredients

Together these pantry staples make the most amazing steak rub you will ever try!

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Best Steak Seasoning

If you rub the spices into the surface of the meat a few minutes before grilling, the seasoning has time to sneakily work its magic.

This steak seasoning is the best because it gently infuses the interior of the beef with a mild level of flavor, so the rich beefy essence shines through.

However, the exterior is left with a bold crusty texture that provides the perfect contrast to the luxurious center.

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How To Season Steak

  1. Mix all of the herb and spice ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Either use the seasoning immediately or store in a small airtight container until ready to use. (This recipe makes enough to season 4 large steaks.)
  3. When ready to use, rub the seasoning over all sides of the steaks, and allow them to rest at least 20 minutes before grilling or searing.

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Make Ahead Steak Seasoning

Another plus about this recipe is that it can be made ahead or made in large batches and saved for later. That way you’ll always have the tastiest seasoning ready for any BBQ or steak night.

Or in my case, once a week for Lt. Dan.

In fact, it’s a great edible gift to share with friends. (Think summer party takeaways, Father’s Day or even holiday gifts!) It’s a thoughtful and flavorful gift that keeps on giving.

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Side Dishes

Here are my favorite side dishes that go along with a fabulous steak!

The Best Potato Salad Recipe – Potatoes are a staple with any steak dinner. This is a fan favorite recipe that is sure to please a crowd.

Roasted Cauliflower Rice – For a grain free and healthier side dish, try this Roasted Cauliflower Rice!

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe – Balance this hearty meal out with some broccoli. This recipe makes perfectly oven roasted broccoli every time!

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad – For a Mexican twist, make this super yummy Street Corn Salad! Perfect for summer barbeques.

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Great On Other Proteins Too

Bonus, The Best Steak Seasoning Recipe is great on chicken wings, pork, even fish. Use it for all your grilled proteins this season!

Feel free to experiment with this and let me know how it turns out in the comments below! I’d love to hear how this recipe is being used.

Need help grilling your steaks? Check out our post on How To Judge Meat Temperature and 10 Perfect Steak Toppings.

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The Best Steak Seasoning Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
The Best Steak Seasoning Recipe: This easy, homemade steak rub recipe combines the best herbs and spices for beef steak for that perfect steakhouse finish!
Servings: 4



  • Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Either use immediately, or store in a small airtight container until ready to use. Makes enough to season 4 large steaks.
  • When ready to use, rub the seasoning over all sides of the steaks, and allow them to rest at least 20 minutes before grilling or searing.



Nutritional Information is for the steak seasoning itself, not including the steak or other protein.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 27kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 1748mg, Potassium: 68mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1145IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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19 comments on “The Best Steak Seasoning Recipe”

  1. I didn’t have onion powder but this is the best seasoning I have ever had ! We cooked out lobster tails in the leftover juice from the steak and spice and it was amazing!

    This is definitely going to be my go to spice for more than just steaks. Thank you for sharing this diamond!

  2. This is crazy good.  It’s our go-to steak rub this summer.  Thanks Sommer.  

  3. I did put only half the salt but its an amazing recipe. I absolutely loved it, so did the family and guests.

  4. This recipe is so delicious it is going to be difficult to use any other recipe! My husband and i thank you very, very much!

  5. I tend to not use the sale in a rub, opting to apply salt dierctly to the meat and adding the rub later on in the process.

  6. I would like to make this for xmas presents. My niece and I love to make homemade gifts for the guys and girls! If I wanted to make enough for 3 oz containers do you know how many servings it would take to make that much for each spice can? We are making this for 6 guys.

  7. This truly was the best steak seasoning. We didn’t want the steak eating to end! I didn’t have ground ancho chile pepper or thyme. I substituted it with cayenne pepper and Italian seasoning. It was magnificent! I will always have this seasoning on hand!

  8. I love how easy this was to put together and how good it made the steak taste! Dry rub for the win!

  9. This is perfect!! My husband really loved it!

  10. I used this to grill steak for Father’s day and it was AMAZING!!

  11. Perfect timing! Put this on our pork chops last night and it was so good!! Glad I have enough for steaks on the weekend.

  12. I even have each of these ingredients on hand, ya!, I’m always looking for new marinades, or dry rubs for steak, so thank you!

  13. Omg! This really is the BEST steak rub!! My entire family loved this, even my picky kids.
    Thank you for sharing.

  14. Dude!!!!   I made this steak rub tonight and it was awesome!  I put it on some ribeyes combined with a little Cabernet Sauvignon and it was on!!

  15. I tried this but did not have the ancho Pepper so I used cicc chilloppy  powder.  It was awesome going to try it on other meats! 

  16. I bet this is a tasty seasoning! Your steak is absolutely gorgeous and now I’m starving!

  17. So very useful for so many kinds of dishes ! Thank you so much !