This really is the Best Steak Seasoning for all types of steak! Whether you’re opting for a juicy ribeye, a sensible sirloin or the luxurious filet, a little seasoning can go a long way in elevating the flavor of your steak. Get ready to wow your tastebuds! Grilling? Make sure to try this Chicken Marinade and Steak Marinade too!
Best Steak Seasoning
There is nothing quite so divine as a perfectly seasoned steak.
Many times, I stick with the tried and true salt and pepper routine but when I’m really trying to wow my tastebuds, I like to mix up this simple steak seasoning recipe and I am never disappointed.
We grill almost nightly during the summer and at least once a week during the fall and winter months. We have so many favorites like these turkey burgers, grilled corn, and grilled steak salad. We also make our favorite steak marinade and chicken marinade at least a few times each month.
But the meal that gets my boys the most excited is steak night. There is nothing more delicious than a juicy, grilled steak!
What Is In Steak Seasoning
The seasoning can really be any blend of spices that complement the flavor of meat. This particular blend includes:
- kosher salt
- ancho chili powder
- ground cumin
- granulated garlic
- coarse-ground black pepper
- ground or dried thyme
It’s a really simple blend but when these flavors are combined, it creates an amazing steak dry rub that works for all cuts of steak.
How To Season Steak
Once the steak rub ingredients are mixed together, rub the seasoning generously all over the steak making sure to cover all sides.
You can also drizzle a tablespoon or so of oil onto the steak prior to rubbing in the seasoning, This serves two purposes:
- helps the seasoning to adhere to the steak
- adds a fat to the surface of the steak which allows for better sear marks
Is it 100% necessary? Nope. And I often forgo this step unless my seasoning doesn’t seem to be sticking as well as I’d like.
When you are rubbing the seasoning into the steak, make sure to really massage it into the meat well, making sure it is both evenly distributed and well covered.
What Cut of Steak Should I Buy?
There are so many cuts of steak out there to choose from and the right cut depends on many factors including your budget, preferred cooking method, cooking time, etc.
The great news is that this versatile steak dry rub works on virtually every cut of steak you can buy. Whether you’re opting for a juicy ribeye, a sensible sirloin or the luxurious filet, nothing elevates a nice piece of steak like a perfect blend of seasoning and spices.
As you can see below, I last used this seasoning on a couple of tri tips that we were grilling up over the weekend.
I just sprinkle a generous amount of the seasoning over the top of the meat and then give it a good rub.
Pop the steaks onto the grill and enjoy!
Nothing more delicious!
More Homemade Seasoning To Try
How To Make the Best Steak Seasoning
Easy Steak Seasoning
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 3 tbsp ground ancho chili powder
- 2 tbsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp dried granulated garlic
- 2 tbsp coarse-grind black pepper
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp ground or dried thyme
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and use a fork or whisk to combine.
- Transfer seasoning into an airtight container or spice jar and store for up to 6 months.
- Shake well before using.
Walter Darlington Yoter says
Just finished reading the recipe for seasoning , going try it tomorrow, is it possible to use this rub on pork also. Love the blog you have here read it every day and yesterday I made the triple berry French toast casserole ,oh yesss it was deliciously yummy and it’s guilt free , lol, has fruit in it so that makes it a healthy good food . Right?
Thanks for the deliciousness .
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
I have had readers use it on every type of protein imaginable so yes, I would give it a try on pork Walter. And THANK YOU! You’re so sweet!