The Best Steak Seasoning Recipe
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.
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
- Sea salt
- Brown sugar
- Smoked paprika
- Ground ancho chile pepper
- Dried thyme
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Ground mustard
- Ground cumin
Together these pantry staples make the most amazing steak rub you will ever try!
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.
How To Season Steak
Mix all of the herb and spice ingredients in a small bowl.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make The Best Steak Seasoning Recipe. Enjoy!
other steakhouse recipes you might like:
- Bistecca alla Fiorentina (Florentine Steak Platter)
- Steak Fajita Stuffed Avocado Recipe
- Lieutenant Dan’s Steakhouse Salad
- Balsamic Steak Sheet Pan Dinner
- Grilled French Onion Steak Sliders
- Harissa Baked French Fries
- Oven Roasted Salmon with Peppercorn Sauce
- Best Homemade Refrigerator Pickles
- Truffle Parmesan Biscuits
- Warm Blueberry Sauce (For Ice Cream!)
- Market Stuffed Squash Blossoms
The Best Steak Seasoning Recipe
- 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.
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