Steak Rub

Grilled steak usually tastes great by itself. But with homemade steak seasoning, you can take it to the next level.

Some purists will tell you that salt and pepper is the only seasoning you need. But you can add to the flavor even more by including other herbs in your mix.


2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp smoked paprika


Step 1: Combine All The Ingredients In A Bowl

When combining, make sure that you distribute all the ingredients evenly throughout the mix. You want to avoid getting a mouthful of black pepper.

Step 2: Sprinkle Liberally Over Your Steaks

You can sprinkle the mix over the meat with your hands or you can use a salt shaker, provided the holes are large enough.

Step 3: Store The Remainder

The above recipe is good for about 6lbs of meat, so you may need to store the remainder.

The best way to do this is to place the ingredients in a lockable, airtight jar with a rubber seal. This feature prevents moisture from getting in and causing the spices to clump.

What is the best steak seasoning?

Some backyard enthusiasts say that salt and pepper are all you need for the perfect flame-grilled steak. But variety is the spice of life. And this homemade steak seasoning is certainly something you’ll want to add to your pantry.

The best steak seasoning goes beyond just salt and pepper and includes other ingredients that bring out the natural umami of the meat. We include garlic and onion powder in this recipe to do just that.

Rosemary and thyme are also great herbs that go really well with red meats. They provide a deep, rich flavor.

What’s the best way to season steak?

Not feeling confident about your steak seasoning skills? Don’t worry: it’s easy.

The way you season steak mainly depends on your preferences. There are no right or wrong answers here.

When cooking thick-cut steaks between 1.5 and 2.5 inches wide, season liberally. Make sure that you cover all of the surfaces of the meat, including the sides.

If you are preparing the meat in advance, layer the spices thickly and then leave them in the refrigerator to marinate. The salt in the seasoning will work its way into the meat, providing a richer flavor.

Just remember, if you add too much seasoning, you can always brush it off.

A lot of experienced BBQers like to dip the meat in a seasoning bath and then brush it off to get an even coating before putting it on the grill.

How do I store homemade steak seasoning?

Homemade steak seasoning should last around six months when stored correctly.

The trick here is to prevent moisture buildup inside the container.

You can tackle this in two ways. Place a silica pack in the container to soak up any moisture. And put the seasoning in a rubber-sealed jar.

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