The Ultimate Homemade Steak Seasoning

LAST UPDATED: May 22, 2020 | PUBLISHED: May 14, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

This recipe is the best steak seasoning blend ever! Bring out the best flavors in your favorite steak cut and take your cooking to the next level with this easy recipe.  Made with simple ingredients and pulled together in just minutes, this recipe can be used as a steak rub or in a marinade. 

Marble surface with a clear glass jar full of steak seasoning blend.

With warmer weather here to stay, (hopefully!) now is a great time to grill up some steak! Either using your stovetop or outdoor grill, I’ve created several amazing steak recipes that are sure winners!

Our family loves these Carne Asada tacos and this amazing steak marinade

This steak seasoning blend makes an incredible steak rub or easy and flavorful marinade. It’s made from pantry staples in minutes.

It seeps into the meat offering amazing flavor and provides added crusty texture to the exterior of the meat. One bite and you’ll be hooked! A secret ingredient takes it over the top and makes it stand above the rest.

It’s perfect to store in your pantry, especially during the grilling months! So you’re always prepared for a quick and delicious dinner. Homemade spices also make a beautiful gift. Pair it with an apron and grilling utensils in a gift basket for a welcome or shower gift or during the holidays.

Whether you’re baking, grilling or cooking your steak on the stovetop this homemade steak seasoning adds immense flavor.

White background, copper measuring cup filled with steak seasoning blend.

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Why You’ll Love It

This steak seasoning blend is so easy to have on hand! I have grown to love making my own spice blends because we have total control over the ingredients.

No weird fillers or an over-abundance of sodium in store bought seasoning packets! Homemade seasoning blends are where it’s at.

It’s vibrant, colorful and full of incredibly fragrant spices. I know you’re going to love it!

Steak Seasoning Ingredients

  • Smoked Paprika – I love the added flavor of smoked paprika, but you can use regular paprika if you prefer.
  • Salt – Eliminate the salt if you’d rather add a little salted butter or a crack of sea salt to your steak as you cook!
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Dill Weed
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Brown Sugar

Variations

  • Make it Low Carb or Keto – Omit the brown sugar if you’re keeping things low carb or keto.
  • Make it Low Sodium – Simply eliminate salt.
  • Reduce the Spice – Afraid it’s too spicy? I promise it’s not- but if you’d like, feel free to leave the red pepper flakes out.
  • Vary the Spices – I’m confident you’ll agree that this is the best steak seasoning, but the perk of blending your own is that you can have fun with it! Options include Ancho Chile Pepper, Thyme, Ground Mustard, Cumin, Cayenne
A white plate full of individual piles of seasonings and spices for a steak seasoning recipe blend.

Kitchen Tools

  • Small Bowl
  • Spatula or Spoon for mixing
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Storage Containers (with airtight lids )
White background, copper measuring cup filled with steak seasoning blend.

How to Make Steak Seasoning 

  1. Measure
  2. Combine – Combine all ingredients together with a spoon or a good shake in a jar sealed tight.
  3. Store! Scoop into storage jars. Label and date.
Close up shot of mixed spices for steak.

How to Use Steak Seasoning

I like to start with a 3/4 teaspoon of seasoning per pound of meat. 

  • Rub – This seasoning makes a great dry rub. Sprinkle each side of your meat evenly with seasoning, and gentle rub in the seasoning to completely coat all of your meat.
  • Marinade – Making a marinade is another great way to incorporate this spice blend. Mix with olive oil and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

More Ways to Enjoy It

White background, copper measuring cup filled with steak seasoning blend.

Pro Tip: After cooking steak, add a bit of butter, salt, and pepper into your skillet and sauté garlic and onions! 

Marble surface with a clear glass jar full of steak seasoning blend.

How to Store Steak Seasoning Blend

I store all my spices in airtight containers, preferably labeled, in a cool dark place. No need to refrigerate! Your pantry or cupboard are perfect storage spots.

Marble surface with a clear glass jar full of steak seasoning blend, copper measuring spoon to the side.

More Spice Blend Recipes

  • Allspice – A simple recipe blending 3 staple baking ingredients to create this amazing spice blend!
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning – This can be used for so much more than bagels. Click through to find out why you need it in your life!
  • Taco Seasoning – A naturally gluten free recipe, this taco seasoning is perfect to flavor all your favorite Mexican dishes! 
  • Mulling Spices – The best fall spice blend made with only 4 ingredients. Flavor your wine, coffee, or use it as a potpourri. 
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice – Another must have spice for all your fall and holiday baking! 
  • Blackened Seasoning – Learn how to make your own blackened seasoning to add the most amazing flavor with the right amount of heat and kick. 
  • Poultry Seasoning – Take your chicken to the next level with this simple but bursting with flavor poultry seasoning. 
  • Cinnamon Sugar – Easily mix up this classic recipe with only 2 ingredients. The uses are endless for this spice! Top your toast, coffee, and favorite desserts. 
  • Italian Seasoning Blend – This is a zesty Italian blend of spices that works well in pasta sauces, roasted veggies, and more.
  • Ranch Seasoning Blend – so good in dips, added to veggies, salads, make your own dressings, etc.
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My Favorite Steak Recipes

  • How to Cook Steak on the Stove – Find out how easy it is to make steak year-round with this step by step guide to cooking steak perfectly on the stovetop! 
  • Tender Steak Sliders – These steak sliders start with a flavorful marinade, cooked to perfection, and combined with the most amazing flavors for the perfect sandwich! 
  • Incredible Red Wine Sauce for Steak – An incredibly easy, 3 ingredient, steak sauce or steak gravy recipe that will take your steak dinner to the next level! 
Close up shot of mixed spices for steak.
Marble surface with a clear glass jar full of steak seasoning blend.

Steak Seasoning Blend

Julie Blanner
Bring out the best flavors in your favorite steak cut and take your cooking to the next level with this easy recipe.  Made with simple ingredients and pulled together in just minutes, this recipe can be used as a steak rub or in a marinade. 
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 16 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons Smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dill
  • 1 tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Measure ingredients into a small mixing bowl.
  • Combine all ingredients together.
  • Scoop into storage jars.
  • Label and date.

Notes

Substitutions

  • Smoked Paprika – I love the added flavor of smoked paprika, but you can use regular paprika if you prefer.
  • Salt – Eliminate the salt if you’d rather add a little salted butter or a crack of sea salt to your steak as you cook!

Variations

  • Make it Low Carb or Keto – Omit the brown sugar if you’re keeping things low carb or keto.
  • Make it Low Sodium – Simply eliminate salt.
  • Reduce the Spice – Afraid it’s too spicy? I promise it’s not- but if you’d like, feel free to leave the red pepper flakes out.
  • Vary the Spices – I’m confident you’ll agree that this is the best steak seasoning, but the perk of blending your own is that you can have fun with it! Options include Ancho Chile Pepper, Thyme, Ground Mustard, Cumin, Cayenne

How to Season Steak

Start with a 3/4 teaspoon of seasoning per pound of meat. 
  • Rub – This seasoning makes a great dry rub. Sprinkle each side of your meat evenly with seasoning, and gentle rub in the seasoning to completely coat all of your meat.
  • Marinade – Making a marinade is another great way to incorporate this spice blend. Mix with olive oil and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

To Store

I store all my spices in airtight containers, preferably labeled, in a cool dark place. No need to refrigerate! Your pantry or cupboard are perfect storage spots.

Nutrition

Calories:16kcalCarbohydrates:4gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:594mgPotassium:67mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:778IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:12mgIron:1mg
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